EDGE #247: NZ the Safe Haven for Super-Rich Preparing for Doomsday, Cool Capital, Long-Lasting Significance Of LOTR Trilogy + more ++

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 25 January 2017 | #247 | New York
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New Zealand | New Yorker
24 January 2017
New Zealand the Safe Haven for Super-Rich Preparing for Doomsday
“Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization,” writes Evan Osnos in an article in The New Yorker. While some are “stocking up on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency”, others try…

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Community/General | UPI
24 January 2017
Push for More Electric Cars on NZ Roads
Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins said the Government would set aside $2.5m to help stimulate the electric-vehicle market in the country.”The funding will provide up…
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Business | Telegraph (The)
23 January 2017
Financiers Make Debrett’s Most Influential List
Two New Zealanders have made the 2016 Debrett’s 500 list of most influential people in Britain. CEO of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Ross McEwan…
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Community/General | Phnom Penh Post (The)
23 January 2017
Volunteer Sue Thompson’s Cambodian Recipe of Hope
New Zealander Sue Thompson arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia in July for four days, but stayed on in the city, opening the Kitchen of Hope which…
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New Zealand | New York Times (The)
25 January 2017
Discovering Auckland’s Charms and Idioms
New Zealanders are “extraordinarily hospitable”; “the natural beauty of New Zealand is second to none; and while Auckland has some worthwhile sights, it’s important…
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New Zealand | Daily Herald
24 January 2017
Six Not to Miss in New Zealand’s “Cool” Capital
“Wellington long ago shed its staid, bureaucratic image,” Katherine Rodeghier writes for Chicago’s Daily Herald. “For many laid-back…
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Adrenalin | Guardian (The)
24 January 2017
Thrilling Start to 2017 in Queenstown
Queenstown and its reputation as the adventure capital of the world, is a centre for every kind of extreme sport imaginable – but it is best-known for bungee jumping. New Zealand is…
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Fashion | Harper’s Bazaar
23 January 2017
Zippora Seven’s Croatian Dream Comes True
Model and It-girl Auckland-born Zippora Seven, 25, talks to Harper’s Bazaar about her recent four-day trip to one of Europe’s hidden gems, Dubrovnik in…
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Design | Business Insider
23 January 2017
Ulysses One of the Year’s Largest Yachts
The Graeme Hart-commissioned 107m megayacht Ulysses was one of the six largest yachts delivered in 2016, according to Business Insider.Built by Norwegian commercial…
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New Zealand | ABC News
22 January 2017
What to Do in New Zealand’s South Island
“If New Zealand is on your bucket list, then 2017 may be the year your travel dreams come true,” according to Travelzoo senior editor Gabe Saglie. “The South Island,…
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Film & TV | Huffington Post (The)
22 January 2017
Long-Lasting Significance Of LOTR Trilogy
On the 15th anniversary of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Viggo Mortensen reflect on the trilogy’s…
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New Zealand | Stuff
22 January 2017
Airbnb Confirms Queenstown on New Trips Platform
Adventure capital Queenstown will be the New Zealand guinea pig for a new wave of tourism – Airbnb Experiences.The global travel company announced…
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Film & TV | Slate
21 January 2017
Jemaine Clement’s David Bowie-Ode Best in Moana
“He may appear in just one scene, but Tamatoa, the glam rock crustacean voiced by Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement, is quite possibly…
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Wine | LA Times
21 January 2017
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Widens Its Scope
“Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is like no other wine on Earth,” according to Los Angeles Times wine critic Patrick Comiskey. “It’s one of the most recognisable,…
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New Zealand | Telegraph (The)
21 January 2017
Find Your Fortune in Hills of Gold
“When the star-crossed prospectors featured in [Eleanor Catton’s] novel The Luminaries set out in search of gold on [the] West Coast, they took their lives in their hands,” Telegraph travel…
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War & Peace | Centenary News
21 January 2017
Marian Fountain’s Sculpture Honours NZ Tunnellers
Hundreds of New Zealand soldiers who dug a network of tunnels beneath Arras in the run-up to the Allies’ spring 1917 offensive in Northern…
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Community/General | National Geographic
20 January 2017
Robin Hammond Trans Image on Cover of Nat Geo
New Zealand-born photojournalist Robin Hammond’s image of transgender girl Avery Jackson, 9, has made the cover of the January 2017 special issue of National…
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Taste | Stuff
20 January 2017
Eight NZ restaurants Named on La Liste’s Top 1000
Eight of New Zealand’s finest restaurants have been named among the world’s best, included on La Liste’s 1000 outstanding restaurants for…
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Writers | New York Times (The)
19 January 2017
Why US Poet James Galvin Is like New Zealand
American poet James Galvin’s “Why I Am Like New Zealand” featured in the New York Times recently.Why I Am Like New Zealand
My feet stick out from beneath…
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Politics and Economics | New York Times (The)
19 January 2017
Hot House-Hunting in Auckland
Auckland is “going through a building boom,” Ross Hawkins, a salesman with New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty told the New York Times, noting that at the moment you can count 40 or so construction…
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Taste | San Diego Reader
19 January 2017
Queenstown Public House a San Diego Find
New Zealand-inspired American cuisine is served up at San Diego’s Queenstown Public House. Reviewer Ed Bedford, writing for the San Diego Reader went along for a taste…
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Innovation | Wall Street Journal (The)
19 January 2017
Welcome to New Zealand’s Gateway to Space
New Zealand has become the unlikely frontier in a drive to open a private rocket-launch site, servicing a soaring market for tiny satellites, many the size of a shoebox,…
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