#217: Auckland greatest city on water, Jane Campion, McLaren, Steven Adams, Karl Urban and more++

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New Zealand | Chicago Line
29 May 2016
Auckland – The Greatest City on Water
Auckland has been ranked the greatest coastal city by Chicago Line Cruises, followed by Barcelona and Vancouver. The rating highlights Auckland’s two harbours, its many beaches and diverse wildlife as well as cultural offerings such as Auckland’s art gallery…

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Taste | Local (The)
01 June 2016
Stuart Thrush Introduces Meat Pies to Danes
In an instalment of “My Danish Career”, The Local speaks with New Zealander Stuart Thrush, who traded out the corporate life with shipping giant Mærsk for a…
 
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Film & TV | Daily Telegraph (The)
31 May 2016
Top of the Lake Two Never Meant to Be Says Campion
New Zealand-born director Jane Campion has said she never expected to be working on Top Of The Lake again and that she was surprised by the success…
 
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Te Ao Maori | Guardian (The)
31 May 2016
US Returns Remains of 54 Indigenous People to NZ
Four mummified Maori heads have been returned to New Zealand, following five years of negotiations with the Smithsonian Institution in the United States….
 
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Motorsports | Motorsport.com
31 May 2016
McLaren Lauds Its Hero 50 Years On
McLaren is celebrating its Formula 1 heroes and history with a 50th anniversary campaign. An online video charts some of the pivotal moments in the team’s history kicking off at one of…
 
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Sport General | BBC Sport
30 May 2016
How Steven Adams Is Becoming Star of NBA Play-Offs
With his long hair and handlebar moustache, Steven Adams, 22, looks like he has stepped out of the 1970s. But this 7ft tall New Zealander with a…
 
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Visual Arts | Miami Herald
30 May 2016
Miami Exhibit Features Susan Te Kahurangi King
New Zealand artist Susan Te Kahurangi King’s debut museum exhibition in North America opens on 8 July at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Miami. The…
 
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Film & TV | Huffington Post (The)
30 May 2016
The Kiwi Film You Need To See
The New Zealand smash hit Hunt for the Wilderpeople has knocked Batman vs Superman off number one and has beat Boy to become the highest grossing film of all time in New Zealand. According to the Huffington Post…
 
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New Zealand | Telegraph (The)
29 May 2016
A Country for All Seasons
“New Zealand provides spectacular escapes whatever the time of year, but spring and autumn often deliver unique opportunities for travellers,” writes Paul Bloomfield in an article for The Telegraph. New Zealand “as a…
 
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Community/General | Mashable
28 May 2016
NZ Artist’s Airbrushed Tattoos Give Sick Kids a Smile
New Zealand artist Benjamin Lloyd is helping to airbrush (temporary) sleeve tattoos for sick kids following a pledge on Facebook that he…
 
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Community/General | Australian (The)
28 May 2016
NZ Shearers Keeping Australian Wool Industry Afloat
Most of the shearing team bent over the softly glowing timber board of the historic Terrinallum woolshed in Victoria’s western district have New…
 
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Film & TV | International Business Times India
27 May 2016
Karl Urban to Star in Thor: Ragnarok
Kiwi actor Karl Urban will join the cast in the upcoming Taika Waititi-helmed Thor: Ragnarok as Skurge. “It’s a fantastic story and a really great character who has got a wonderful arc…
 
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Community/General | Autoevolution
27 May 2016
Limited Fashion Collection Honouring Burt Munro
A limited fashion collection that honours Burt Munro and his racing heritage has been released, as reported by autoevolution. “For those who still don’t…
 
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Music | News.com.au
27 May 2016
From Koi Boys to Rat Pack
“Practising their Rat Pack posing, as well as their swingin’ harmonies is all part of the preparation for The Voice favourites the Koi Boys” – New Zealand-born trio Kevin Keepa, Danny Faifai and Nuz Ngatai, writes…
 
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Music | SPIN
26 May 2016
Ten Things You Never Knew About Ladyhawke
Synth-pop singer Pip Brown, aka New Zealand-born Ladyhawke, tells Spin magazine about her love of sci-fi, UFOs, and Disneyland. Turns out Brown – who will release her…
 
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Travel | YouTube
26 May 2016
Discover Canterbury
Watch this clip by 100% Pure New Zealand and discover Canterbury and where the locals ski. In Canterbury you can experience snow fields, spectacular views and hot pools.
 
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Taste | Herald Sun
26 May 2016
A to Z of New Zealand Food and Beverage
“Crossing the Ditch to New Zealand no longer means a step back in culinary time. Our trans-Tasman neighbour is right up with modern food trends so food lovers will find artisan…
 
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Visual Arts | Weather Channel (The)
26 May 2016
Photographer Matt Draper Dives Deep
From turtles and manta rays, to whales and sharks, New Zealand-born photographer Matt Draper, a former carpenter, has spent the last two years photographing marine animals from the water, the…
 
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X Files | YouTube
25 May 2016
Auckland Museum: Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa
Auckland Museum have recently announced their upcoming landmark exhibition Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa (October 2016-May 2017). Volume will tell…
 
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