#214: 10 Reasons to Love NZ, Peter Jackson, Emilia Wickstead, Denis O’Reilly, Russell Crowe, Peter Gordon, Antony Starr, Broods + MORE

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 18 May 2016 | #214 | New York
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New Zealand | Half this World Away
14 May 2016
10 Reasons You Will Fall in Love with New Zealand
“New Zealand like any great love is easy to fall for and difficult to get over,” writes Megan Conway in her travel blog Half this World Away. Conway lived in New Zealand for two years. In her blog post she shares 10 Reasons You Will Fall in Love with New…

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Fashion | Yahoo7
18 May 2016
Guest Fashion Editor Role for Model Nikki Phillips
Model and blogger New Zealander Nikki Phillips joins the Yahoo7 team during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. The entertainment portal asks…
 
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Music | London Evening Standard
17 May 2016
Moody Electropoppers Broods Virtually Famous
As Broods, brother and sister Caleb and Georgia Nott were initially known for who they know, now they’re stepping out on their own with their music, London’s…
 
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Fashion | Women’s Wear Daily
17 May 2016
Emilia Wickstead’s California Dreaming
New Zealand fashion designer Emilia Wickstead hit California this week to celebrate her new collection for London’s Matchesfashion.com, stopping in San Francisco firstly, where…
 
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Film & TV | Fortune
16 May 2016
Peter Jackson Pro Screening Room First-Run Rental
One director in favour of Napster co-founder Sean Parker’s potential industry-disrupting startup – to sell first-run movies to home viewers at US$50…
 
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Rugby | Irish Examiner
16 May 2016
More to Come from Brilliant Bundee Aki
Auckland-born Bundee Aki, 26, has been crowned both Connacht Player’s Player and Fans’ Player of the Season, as well as Guinness Players’ Player of the Season after a poll of all…
 
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Watersports | The Inertia
16 May 2016
NZ Surfing’s Great Underdog Story – Daniel Kereopa
“Daniel Kereopa sees himself as an underdog. And depending on your vantage, he’s right,” writes Zach Weisberg for The Inertia.

Kereopa…

 
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New Zealand | Business Insider
15 May 2016
Five Lesser-Known Must-Visit Places in New Zealand
New Zealand “is a country that boasts of scenic beaches, pristine lakes, active volcano zones, tall mountains and above all diverse beauty,”…
 
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Taste | Washington Post (The)
15 May 2016
Paul Barron Championing Artisanal Coffee in Paris
Although Paris is famous for its street-side cafes and artisanal food culture, the city generally serves up an unappetising cup of coffee according to…
 
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New Zealand | Daily Mail
14 May 2016
New Zealand Blue Spring
“Nestled in a lush green valley of ferns is a spring with water so clear it turns a brilliant blue colour” lies New Zealand’s blue spring, writes Leith Huffadine for The Daily Mail. Because of its purity, about 70 per cent…
 
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Community/General | Huffington Post (The)
14 May 2016
Josh Webb Gives Firsthand Take on Refugee Crisis
For the last five months New Zealand-born Josh Webb has been volunteering at Moria refugee camp in Greece. Webb relocated to New York City in 2007, landing…
 
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Film & TV | KPUG 1170
13 May 2016
Russell Crowe to Star in The Mummy Remake
“Russell Crowe has confirmed he will star in “The Mummy” reboot as Dr. Henry Jekyll alongside Tom Cruise,” as reported in KPUG 1170.

The movie will be quite…

 
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Film | YouTube
13 May 2016
The Greenstone – Trailer
The Greenstone, which was filmed in New Zealand, is the story of a young woman who leaves South Africa and comes to new Zealand to find her father. With her she carries a greenstone, a photo and a name. Will she find him?…
 
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Z-Files | Jersey Evening Post.com
13 May 2016
Globetrotter John Bougen on Track for World Record
One of the world’s greatest globetrotters, Timaru-born John Bougen who was the founder of the Dress Mart chain, is closing in on the world record…
 
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Nga Kupu Aroha – Words of Love
13 May 2016
Mahi Aroha 4: A Short History of Two Deaths and a Single Killing
Social change activist and longtime NZEDGE columnist Denis O’Reilly weaves a multi-layered tale located…
 
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Science/Tech | Magnify
13 May 2016
Ian Taylor to Speak at Inaugural Magnify Conference
Ian Taylor, founder of Dunedin computer graphics design and production company Animation Research Ltd (ARL) will be one of the speakers at the…
 
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Film & TV | Digital Trends
12 May 2016
Banshee Star Antony Starr Reflects on Cult Series
Fans of Cinemax’s highest rated original show Banshee are on the edge of their collective seats to see just where the show’s central figure –…
 
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Writers | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
12 May 2016
Books that Shaped Author Hannah Tunnicliffe
New Zealand-born author Hannah Tunnicliffe, a self-confessed nomad, who has lived in Canada, Australia, England and Macau, writes the blog Fork and Fiction, about food,…
 
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Taste | Express & Star
11 May 2016
Meet Salad Saviour Chef Peter Gordon
Salads can be limp, boring and vinegary if the wrong chef made the dressing but, according to Whanganui-born Peter Gordon, author of new book Savour, there’s more to salad than sad leaves…
 
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