#210: All Blacks win Laureus Team of the Year; Richie McCaw receives Order of NZ; Suzie Bates leading cricketer, Bank of China (NZ) Ltd Agribusiness Conference ++ more

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Rugby | ABC News
19 April 2016
All Blacks Named Laureus World Sports Team of the Year
The All Blacks have been named team of the year of 2015 at the Laureus World Sports awards on Tuesday in Berlin. Dan Carter, who suffered what could have been a career-ending injury in the 2011 tournament victory, earned the Comeback of the Year award.

“Just to be…

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News | Telegraph (The)
20 April 2016
Violinist Alan Loveday
Violinist Alan Loveday has passed away on April 12, aged 88. He was “renowned for his rich, warm tone, impeccable technique and purity of intonation,” as well as for being a highly adaptable musician, “whether in the orchestra…
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Rugby | The Japan Times
20 April 2016
Richie McCaw Honored with Order of New Zealand
All Blacks legend Richie McCaw has received New Zealand’s top civil honor – the Order of New Zealand (ONZ), which recognizes “outstanding service” to the…
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Cricket | Sky Sports
19 April 2016
Suzie Bates World’s Leading Female Cricketer
Dunedin-born skipper Suzie Bates, 28, has been named Wisden’s 2015 Leading Woman Cricketer in the World, scooping the accolade ahead of Australians Meg Lanning…
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Agriculture | Bank of China (New Zealand) Limited
19 April 2016
Bank of China (NZ) to Hold Agribusiness Investment and Trade Conference
Bank of China (NZ) Limited will hold an inaugural China-New Zealand Agribusiness…
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Visual Arts | Creative Boom
19 April 2016
Joël Penkman Painting Mouth-Watering Treats
Joël Penkman, a New Zealander based in the UK, is someone who loves to paint as much as she loves to eat, Katy Cowan writes for art and design blog Creative Boom….
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Film & TV | Gold Coast Bulletin
18 April 2016
Actor Manu Bennett Returns to TV Roots
Rotorua-born film and television star Manu Bennett, 46, one of the big drawcards at the recent 2016 Supanova Pop Culture Expo, cut his teeth as an actor on the Gold Coast back in 1993…
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Motorsports | ESPN
18 April 2016
Phillip Island V8 Win for Scott McLaughlin
Christchurch-born Scott McLaughlin, 22, has claimed a commanding V8 Supercars win in Race 1 of the WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint in Australia after winning his first pole…
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Music | Tonedeaf
18 April 2016
8 Incredible NZ Artists
When “Lorde and her minimalist pop masterpiece ‘Royals’ gradually conquered the world in 2013, fans and critics alike in the US and Europe – and to a lesser extent in Australia – declared it a watershed moment for New…
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Adrenalin | Hindu (The)
17 April 2016
The Adventurous Side of New Zealand
“New Zealand is where you’ll find coy honeymooners gazing at each other; intrepid backpackers exploring the highest peaks and the deepest seas, Nature enthusiasts on a relentless trail of…
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Business | US Weekly
16 April 2016
Kourtney Kardashian New Ambassador for Manuka Doctor
Kourtney Kardashian has been selected as the new celeb ambassador for New Zealand brand Manuka Doctor.

“Sooooo excited to announce that I’m…

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Wine | Wine Enthusiast
16 April 2016
A New Breed of Syrah
In 2015 New Zealand wine sales were up nearly 20 percent in the United States. New Zealand famously is known for its white wines – at the moment, however, Syrah is the latest craze.

Once a novelty, Syrah is increasingly viewed as a…

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New Zealand | The Inquisitr
16 April 2016
NZ Voted World’s Best Country
New Zealand has “once more leaped into the spotlight by bagging more prizes than any other country on the planet during the 2016 World Country awards” and has been voted the world’s best country in…
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Film & TV | DaMan
15 April 2016
The Anatomy of Martin Henderson
New Zealand actor Martin Henderson spoke to DaMan about joining the cast of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and staying true to his roots amid the glitz and glam of showbiz.

When asked how he was selected to star…

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Nature | The New York Times
15 April 2016
Protecting a Yellow-Eyed Beauty
Though its figure—with its striking eyes and signature colored band across its head—adorns New Zealand’s five-dollar bill, the yellow-eyed penguin is severely endangered. Just 2,000 of the flightless…
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Politics and Economics | Barron’s Asia
15 April 2016
Helen Clark’s Leadership Capabilities Outshine Her Zip Code
“‘I can offer the style of leadership needed today’. Such words sound unremarkable coming from a politician in…
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Z-Files | Grant Pass Daily Courier
14 April 2016
NZ-Michigan Penpals Connected for 40 Years
Berwyn Arthur, 87, of Waimate and Wilma Christian, 91, of Michigan have been writing to each other for more than four decades and though the two women have been…
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War & Peace | London Evening Standard
14 April 2016
Cecil Low’s Churchill Cartoon Rallied a Nation
Renowned political cartoonist and caricaturist New Zealander David Alexander Cecil Low, who worked for the Evening Standard from 1927 to 1950, rallied…
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Visual Arts | Otago Daily Times
14 April 2016
Simon Richardson’s Mila Portrait off to Top UK Show
Dunedin artist Simon Richardson’s portrait of his seven-year-old daughter Mila is believed to be the first by a New Zealander to be chosen for…
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