#221: Taika Waititi, Conchords, Tickled, Laura Myers + 64 Shots Review and more ++

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 29 June 2016 | #221 | New York
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Film & TV | New York Times (The)
23 June 2016
Taika Waititi Relates Wilderpeople Scene
Director Taika Waititi narrates a scene for the New York Times from his comedy adventure film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which opens 24 June in the United States. “At this point in the film, Ricky (Julian Dennison) and Hec (Sam Neill) have been on the run for a…

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Writers | ArtsHub
29 June 2016
Courtney Sina Meredith Doing What She Loves
Fear can block our creativity or turn our creative practice mediocre. So what makes some artists “fearless”? New Zealander poet, playwright, fiction writer and…
 
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Visual Arts | Chanhassen Villager
28 June 2016
Prince Fan Mr G Completes Minnesota Mural
New Zealand artist Graham Hoete, known as Mr G, has just completed an 8m high mural of music icon Prince on the wall of Chanhassen Cinema in Minnesota. Hoete, who is based…
 
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Taste | Local (The)
28 June 2016
James Blick Devouring Spain one Bite at a Time
As part of their regular “Spanish Career” column, The Local chats to New Zealander James Blick and Lauren Aloise who run Devour Spain food tours in Madrid…
 
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Fashion | Observer
28 June 2016
NY It Girl Collaborates with NZ’s Laura Myers
One of the hottest cool girl brands on the scene, Atea Oceanie, founded by New Zealander Laura Myers, has teamed with New York fashion icon 27-year-old…
 
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Obituaries | Times (The)
27 June 2016
Sportspages Bookseller John Gaustad Lived his Dream
Passionate rugby fan, Wellington-born John Gaustad, who opened the first shop in Britain devoted to sports literature and set up a prize to…
 
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Rugby | Guardian (The)
27 June 2016
NZ Thrash Wales to Seal Series Whitewash
New Zealand has beaten Wales 46-6 to seal the three-Test series at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. This win was the 29th in a row for the All Blacks over the Welsh who not only…
 
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New Zealand | Huffington Post
27 June 2016
Hiking on Ice at Fox Glacier
“If the idea of sitting on a helicopter and walking on ice doesn’t keep you on the edge of your seat, what will,” writes Isabel Leong, who went heli hiking on Fox Glacier on New Zealand’s South Island…
 
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Film & TV | Daily Beast (The)
26 June 2016
Taika Waititi on Marvel’s First Female Supervillain
In October New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi “landed the biggest job of his career when Marvel handed him the reins to their superhero…
 
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Sport General | Daily Mail
26 June 2016
Athletics Legend Snell’s Singlet Sells for $100,000
New Zealand’s national museum Te Papa has bought the singlet New Zealand athletics legend Peter Snell wore when he won two gold medals at the…
 
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New Zealand | Geelong Advertiser
25 June 2016
New Zealand’s Sea of Wonders
“I’m bobbing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by small peaks of sea swell, and a guide is screaming my name from the boat. I turn in the direction she is gesticulating to and see a dark…
 
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Community/General | Vice
25 June 2016
NZ Fashion Stars Work Together to Raise Awareness of Family Abuse
“Earlier this year, three-year-old New Zealand boy Moko Rangitoheriri passed away following days of…
 
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New Zealand | Harper’s Bazaar
25 June 2016
Jeweller Jessica McCormack Packs for Waiheke
Christchurch-born London-based jewellery designer Jessica McCormack talks with Harper’s Bazaar UK for the magazine’s monthly “Travel Notebook” column about…
 
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New Zealand | Vogue Australia
24 June 2016
24-Hours in Auckland
“I still feel an urge of excitement whenever I head back to the city of sails,” writes Beck Wadworth in her 24-hour Auckland guide in Vogue Australia. After arriving she “ventured straight into the heart of Auckland to The Skycity…
 
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Music | Cleveland Scene
24 June 2016
Conchords Kick Off US Tour on High Note
Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have begun their highly anticipated Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour in the United States with a sold-out gig in…
 
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Media | New York Festivals
24 June 2016
NZ Radio Wins at NY Festival Awards
Radio New Zealand and Newstalk ZB have taken out several awards at the New York Festivals® International Radio Program Awards, which honour the World’s Best Radio Programs℠…
 
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Visual Arts | Houston Press
23 June 2016
Matt Couper and JK Russ Show Desert Martrys in Texas
Las Vegas-based artists, New Zealand couple Matt Couper and JK Russ present six collaborations as part of a new exhibition called “Salon of…
 
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Film & TV | Los Angeles Times
22 June 2016
Smoothly Shot Tickled Undeniably Compelling
“About half an hour into the queasily entertaining documentary Tickled, we’re introduced to a Florida man named Richard Ivey, who runs a lucrative video website…
 
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Community/General | Denis O’Reilly
22 June 2016
Denis O’Reilly Reviews ’64 Shots: Leadership in a Crazy World’
64 Shots- leadership in a crazy world. Kevin Roberts, Chairman Saatchi & Saatchi. New York: Power House…
 
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