#212: Fiona Pardington earns top French honour, Hayden Paddon wins rally of Argentina, Nicholas Afoa Lion King ++ more

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 04 May 2016 | #212 | New York
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Visual Arts | Radio New Zealand
04 May 2016
Fiona Pardington’s Art Earns Top French Honour
New Zealand photographer Fiona Pardington has been named a Knight (Chevalier) in the Order of Arts and Letters by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls at a ceremony held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Pardington is the first New Zealand visual artist to receive…

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Music | Digital Trends
03 May 2016
Keeping up with Broods
Life is moving fast for Nelson sibling duo Broods, Georgia, 21, and Caleb Nott, 23, whose popularity seems to be gaining momentum daily. Recently, they’ve been selling out headlining tours and sharing stages with the likes of…
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Music | List (The)
03 May 2016
Annea Lockwood River Installation Flows to Glasgow
New Zealander Annea Lockwood, who grew up with nature thanks to her father’s love of mountaineering, brings her aural installation Sound Map of the…
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Fashion | Financial Times
03 May 2016
Emilia Wickstead Dazzled by WWI Ships
The Great War’s liberating effect on womenswear is often overlooked. Aimee Farrell, writing for the Financial Times meets the designers – including New Zealand-born Emilia Wickstead…
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Music | LondonTheatre.co.uk
02 May 2016
Nicholas Afoa Joins Lion King in West End
Aucklander Nicholas Afoa will join the cast of the West End Lion King production in the role of “Simba” from 10 May at the Lyceum Theatre in London.

Afoa made his stage…

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Motorsports | Yahoo Sports
02 May 2016
Hayden Paddon Wins Rally of Argentina
New Zealander Hayden Paddon, 29, has kept French world champion Sebastien Ogier at bay to win the Rally of Argentina for his first world rally championship success.

The Hyundai driver,…

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New Zealand | TNT Magazine
02 May 2016
10 Reasons to Move to NZ
There are numerous reasons for moving to New Zealand, according to an article in TNT Magazine. Below are some of them.

High Quality of Life: New Zealand has topped surveys evaluating countries’ quality of living numerous…

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New Zealand | The Province
01 May 2016
Luxury Lodge Hopping in New Zealand
“From north to south, New Zealand is an immersion in Maori-dipped expressions, iconic outdoor adventures and exotic Kiwi foodie fare,” writes Shannon Melnyk for The Province.

Melnyk…

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Theatre | Daily Telegraph
01 May 2016
Justine Campbell Performs They Saw a Thylacine
New Zealand-born actor Justine Campbell (pictured left) and Australian Sarah Hamilton recently performed their award-winning play about survival and extinction,…
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Cricket | ICC
01 May 2016
Kane Williamson Named Black Caps Captain
Kane Williamson has been chosen to skipper the New Zealand team in all three formats.

“Kane has been a leader within the team for a long time now and already shown himself to…

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Rugby | Bleacher Report
30 April 2016
Top 5 New Zealand Rugby Players in Europe
The top five New Zealand rugby players, who are currently playing in Europe, have been ranked by Bleacher Report, based on the impact they are having or will have this season…
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Film & TV | Artemis Film Festival
30 April 2016
Zoë Bell Honoured at Artemis Women In Action Film Festival
Auckland-born actress and stuntwoman Zoë Bell has been honoured as Stunt Icon at the Artemis Women In Action Film…
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Community/General | Business Insider
30 April 2016
Best Bank Note in the World
New Zealand’s new $5 note has taken out the ‘Banknote of the Year’ award at the International Bank Note Society’s (IBNS) annual meeting, as reported in Business Insider.

“We are proud of all of New…

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Music | Noise11
29 April 2016
Iron Maiden Release All Blacks T-Shirt For NZ
Iron Maiden have released a special edition All Blacks t-shirt as a tribute to their Rugby World Cup victory. Fans will be able to purchase the shirt during the…
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Rugby | ESPN
29 April 2016
All Blacks South Africa Rebel Tour 30 Years On
It has been 30 years since the All Blacks rebel tour forced a split in the New Zealand public, Huw Richards writes for ESPN. “The match between the New Zealand…
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Community/General | Globe and Mail (The)
28 April 2016
Planner Darryl Sargant Solving Calgary’s Sprawl
Darrell Sargent, Calgary’s coordinator of citywide planning, hasn’t lived in the Canadian city long, but the New Zealander says he understands one…
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Watersports | South China Morning Post
28 April 2016
Anthony Mosse Looks Back at Stellar Swimming Career
New Zealand Olympic medallist Anthony Mosse, who was born in Hong Kong, is profiled in the South China Morning Post. Mosse, 51, now working for…
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Business | Plymouth Herald (The)
28 April 2016
Rory Fallon’s Ice Cream Business Hits Plymouth
Bristol Rovers football player Rory Fallon’s award-winning ice cream business The Cowlick Creamery is setting up its trike on the Plymouth waterfront…
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New Zealand | Huffington Post (The)
27 April 2016
Top Locations to Visit in New Zealand
New Zealand is one of Huffington Post travel writer Sophie Hannah Davis’ favourite places in the world. Davis shares her top locations, including sailing in the Bay of Islands, white…
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