#216: Sam Neill, William Trubridge, Lisa Carrington, Joseph Parker, Helen Clark, Steven Adams and more++

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Film & TV | Guardian (The)
20 May 2016
Sam Neill Says NZ Cinema like Nothing Else on Earth
In a career of almost unparalleled versatility, Sam Neill’s latest role in Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople finds him returning to his roots. Elle Hunt tracks the New Zealander down in Sydney for a profile in the Guardian…

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Science/Tech | NZHerald
25 May 2016
Kiwi’s Genius Solution to London Jams
Fancy speeding down the Thames in London to get to your hotel? “Your speedy dream could be about to come true, thanks to Kiwi entrepreneur Alan Gibbs whose amphibious vehicles are being…
 
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Adrenalin | Outside Magazine
25 May 2016
Stunning Descent of Mount Aspiring Documented
Three American climbers joined New Zealand alpinist Graham Zimmerman, 29, for a 72-hour descent of Mount Aspiring in which the group navigate “across glaciers and…
 
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Film & TV | Los Angeles Times
24 May 2016
Duo Wins Film Rights to Bestselling Capital
New Zealanders Matthew Metcalfe and Justin Pemberton have acquired the film rights to French economist Thomas Piketty’s 2013 global bestseller Capital in the…
 
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New Zealand | Perth Now
24 May 2016
Ski New Zealand’s Secret Snowfields
Scattered around the Canterbury-Southern Alps region are boutique ski fields, with few queues and uncontested slopes, just waiting to be explored. Perth Now offers ups some suggestions…
 
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Film & TV | Straits Times (The)
24 May 2016
Martin Henderson Talks on Grey’s Anatomy Role
New Zealand actor Martin Henderson, 41, who plays Dr Nathan Riggs in the long-running popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, is profiled in Singapore’s…
 
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Sport General | News.com.au
23 May 2016
Joseph Parker Defeats Carlos Takam
“Joseph Parker defeated Carlos Takam via unanimous points decision in Saturday night’s IBF heavyweight title challenger eliminator in New Zealand,” as reported in an article…
 
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Watersports | New Zealand Herald
23 May 2016
Canoeing World Cup Win for Lisa Carrington
World and Olympic K1 200m champion New Zealander Lisa Carrington, 26, has won the final of the sprint discipline of the opening cup regatta in Duisburg, Germany – her 12th…
 
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Science/Tech | Financial Times
23 May 2016
Martin Jetpack Turns Science Fiction Into Reality
Australia-listed Martin Jetpack will begin manufacturing its P-14 aircraft next month, as reported in an article in The Financial Times…
 
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New Zealand | Straits Times (The)
22 May 2016
On a Culinary Discovery in New Zealand
New Zealand has much more to offer than lamb and seafood, according to Straits Times food critic Wong Ah Yoke, who travels to Auckland, Waiheke Island, Hawkes Bay and Wellington…
 
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Taste | Kent Online
22 May 2016
Business Booming at Dane Allchorne’s Kent Pub
Taking on an empty English pub and turning it into a thriving, village hub was the goal for New Zealander Dane Allchorne – and he succeeded, writes Angela…
 
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Taste | Vice
21 May 2016
Mastering Spicy Crab with Margot Henderson
Chef Margot Henderson is invited by VICE magazine’s MUNCHIES garden series to a rooftop vegetable plot in Brooklyn, New York “to explore [an] edible playground and make…
 
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Cricket | Cricbuzz
21 May 2016
Brendon McCullum – New Zealand Cricket’s Renaissance Man
“In an incredible tale of leadership and introspection to the extent of soul-searching, Brendon McCullum, who retired from…
 
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Politics and Economics | The Wire
20 May 2016
Helen Clark Says World Needs Action on Forest Land Rights to Meet Climate Goals
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has “warned…
 
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New Zealand | News.com.au
20 May 2016
Drink and be Merry in Wairarapa
“Hidden beyond the peaks and gorges of New Zealand’s Rimutaka Range lies Wairarapa, a wine region that’s gathered little of the fame of its southern neighbour, the Marlborough area, but that overflows…
 
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Watersports | Telegraph (The)
19 May 2016
Meet William Trubridge the Human Fish
New Zealander William Trubridge “is a man who both embraces and defies nature,” according to the Telegraph. The director of Vertical Blue, a freediving team and school based in the…
 
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X Files | YouTube
19 May 2016
NASA Releases Super Pressure Balloon
Watch this Euronews clip of NASA releasing a super-pressure, 2,366 kg weather balloon at Wanaka airport on Tuesday, May 17. The launch was the first successful attempt.
 
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Sport General | FTW!
19 May 2016
Thunder’s Steven Adams Making the Leap
“All year, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been largely dismissed as serious title contenders. After beating the Spurs and stunning the Warriors in Game 1 in Oracle Arena, it’s time…
 
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Media | Daily Mail
18 May 2016
Kids Mimic Donald Trump in Powerhouse Parody
Six New Zealand children are taking aim at US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump in a parody advertisement for online electricity retailer, Powerhouse, with…
 
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