#218: Helen Clark, Marlon Williams, Lydia Ko, Tiny Ruins, Bruce McLaren memories, Rare Kiwi, NZ Retreats, and more ++

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Politics and Economics | Forbes
07 June 2016
Helen Clark Named One of World’s Most Powerful Women
Helen Clark has been ranked #22 on Forbes Magazine’s “World’s Most Powerful Women” list. The former New Zealand Prime Minister and head of the United Nations Development Program is currently a candidate for the role of UN Secretary General. German Chancellor Angela…

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Taste | Star Weekly
08 June 2016
Australia’s Best Pie is NZ-Made and Vegan
New Zealand-born Adrian Apswoude and Doug Meijer’s Melbourne bakery Ka Pies Bakehouse have been awarded Australia’s Best Pie for their Thai vegetable curry vegan…
 
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Visual Arts | D’Marge
07 June 2016
Adventurer Captures Antarctica Through iPhone Lens
Most of us would rarely get the chance to see Antarctica let alone share an intimate session with the barren landscape’s environment. New Zealander…
 
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Community/General | Daily Mail
07 June 2016
NZ Police Releases Unique Recruitment Video
The New Zealand Police have released yet another unique recruitment video as part of their “Do You Care Enough to be a Cop” initiative. The clip shows a drunken man…
 
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New Zealand | Voyager’s World
06 June 2016
Knock out Stress in These NZ Retreats
New Zealand is the perfect place to recover from any kind of stress. Voyager’s World featured five high- end wellness retreats all across New Zealand in an article. Split Apple…
 
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Music | PRI
06 June 2016
Marlon Williams: Americana Doesn’t Belong Just to America
“If you don’t know you’re listening to a 25-year-old New Zealander, you might think you’re listening to an old recording of a…
 
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Nature | Washington Post
05 June 2016
Rare Kiwi Hatches at US Biology Institute
A brown kiwi – a rare flightless New Zealand bird, has hatched at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia, as reported in The Washington Post. When the…
 
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Motorsports | New York Times (The)
05 June 2016
Monaco Full of McLaren Memories for Dave Ryan
When Manor racing director Dave Ryan started working for the McLaren Formula One team in 1974, the New Zealander was handed a mop and told to clean the floor. The…
 
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New Zealand | Traveller.com.au
05 June 2016
NZ Is One of The Places to Feel Like a Kid Again
Rotorua and Queenstown are featured in a list of holiday destinations where you can feel like a big kid again. Rotorua, “the birthplace of Zorbing has…
 
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Design | Daily Mail
04 June 2016
Kiwi Teen Creates Ball Gowns Using Rubbish Bags
Pukekohe teen Havilah Koledoye has created elaborate ball gowns using plastic bags, as reported in The Daily Mail. Plastic “is quite durable, you can…
 
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New Zealand | Express (The)
04 June 2016
New Zealand’s Mystical Caves
“One of the most stunning natural wonders exists within” New Zealand’s mystical Waitomo Caves, writes Kat Romero in an article on Express.co.uk. The caves on their own are amazing, but the glow-worms,…
 
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Community/General | Huffington Post
04 June 2016
Stunning Kiwi Model Sets Out To Inspire Others
Jessica Quinn, who lost part of her leg, “is determined to challenge the modeling industry as to what is perceived as beautiful,” writes Leigh Campbell for…
 
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Golf | ESPN
03 June 2016
Lydia Ko Named in ESPN World Fame 100 Ranking
Lydia Ko has been ranked 81st in ESPN’s World Fame 100 List. She is the only New Zealander among the Top 100 Most Famous athletes and one of only eight women on…
 
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Politics and Economics | Korea Herald (The)
03 June 2016
Former PM Jim Bolger Calls for Inter-Korean Talk
While ramping up global pressure is key to hampering Pyongyang’s nuclear development, Seoul should chart a path to restart denuclearisation talks to…
 
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Community/General | Total Croatia News
03 June 2016
Tash Pericic Takes 10 in New Croatia Eco Push
New Zealander Tash Pericic, who lives in Split, Croatia, is the founder of the TAKE 10 initiative – whereby when you are out for a walk, you take 10 pieces of…
 
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Community/General | Daily Mail
02 June 2016
Kiwi Blogger Shares Travelling With Toddler Tips
In an amusing video popular Kiwi blogger How to Dad has shared his tips for travelling with a baby. His clip, which has been viewed over 13,400 times…
 
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Te Ao Maori | BBC
02 June 2016
Maori Emotiki Join Emoji Crowd
People wanting to text in a Maori “accent” will be able to do so in July with the release of a special set of distinctive green emoji in New Zealand, called “emotiki”. Along with more usual ideas…
 
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Music | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
02 June 2016
Singer Tiny Ruins Earning Noted Admirers
Since alternative-folk singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook’s debut as Tiny Ruins in 2010 with the Little Notes EP, the Aucklander has forged both an identifiable sound and a…
 
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Film & TV | Hollywood Reporter
01 June 2016
Anna Paquin Returns to the South in Roots
Forty years after the original Roots gripped half the United States, a more violent and more accurate remake is here, the Hollywood Reporter’s Marissa Guthrie writes,…
 
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