EDGE #249: Everything Wrong with NZ Doomsday Plan, Parris Goebel a Feminist Hip Hop Force, NZ’s Most Romantic Spots + AI scientist Shane Legg ++ more

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 08 February 2017 | #249 | New York
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Community/General | Outside Magazine
07 February 2017
Everything Wrong with the NZ Doomsday Survival Plan
“You know things are getting risky when billionaires start making plans to flee to New Zealand on the off chance civilization might collapse,” writes Outside magazine contributing editor Wes Siler. “The thing is, despite their virtually unlimited budgets, none of…

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Fashion | Forbes
08 February 2017
Rising Fashion Star Claudia Li on Forbes Top 30
New Zealand fashion designer Claudia Li, 28, is included on the Forbes annual “30 Under 30” list in the Arts & Style section.”Li debuted her…
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Film & TV | Guardian (The)
07 February 2017
Sundance Grand Jury Winner Stars Melanie Lynskey
The presciently titled I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, starring New Plymouth-born actor Melanie Lynskey, pulled off a surprise victory at the…
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Cricket | Guardian (The)
07 February 2017
Black Caps Defeat Australia in Hamilton
Australia have relinquished the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy and potentially the No 1 ODI ranking, with Mitchell Starc unable to save his batsmen’s blushes in a dramatic 24-run defeat to…
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Business | Forbes
01 February 2017
New Zealand Second Best Country For Business
New Zealand has been identified as the second best country for business in 2017 in Forbes’ annual list of the Best Countries for Business. It’s the “11th…
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Community/General | New York Times (The)
02 February 2017
Peter Thiel’s Middle Earth Citizenship Dream Revealed
Silicon Valley tech pioneer, Donald Trump advocate, and newish New Zealander Peter Thiel has generated international headlines for the…
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Business | Business Insider
02 February 2017
In the Head of AI Scientist Shane Legg
New Zealander Shane Legg, DeepMind Technology’s chief scientist, gives significantly fewer talks and far less quotes to journalists than his other co-founders, CEO Demis Hassabis and…
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New Zealand | Canada Free Press
07 February 2017
New Zealand’s Most Romantic Spots
“Lush landscapes, star-filled skies and the breathtaking beauty of some of the world’s most untouched natural wonders and pristine beaches all make New Zealand the perfect place to propose…
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New Zealand | India Today
05 February 2017
Lake Tekapo An Ultimate Retreat For Star Gazers
“The past few years have seen a rise in astro-tourism with travellers seeking out destinations with the clearest, darkest skies to marvel at galaxies and…
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News | National Geographic
02 February 2017
Cities for Food Lovers
Wellington is featured in National Geographic’s “neighborhood guide to the best eats on (almost) every continent” as the best city for food lovers in Oceania. Best Neighborhood for a Food Frenzy in…
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Dance | Dance Magazine
04 February 2017
Parris Goebel a Feminist Hip Hop Force
New Zealand-born commercial choreographer and dancer Parris Goebel has been named one of “25 to watch in 2017” by Dance Magazine.The magazine said: “Goebel is the feminist…
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Music | Guardian (The)
04 February 2017
Ten Memorable Flying Nun Moments
To mark a new LP from New Zealand’s The Bats, the Guardian takes a look back at ten of the best moments from the label that spawned them.”Founded in 1981 by Christchurch-based Roger Shepherd,…
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Business | Fast Company
03 February 2017
Sarah Robb O’Hagan Appointed CEO of Flywheel Sports
Sarah Robb O’Hagan, the former president of Equinox Holdings has been “named chief executive of Flywheel Sports, the indoor cycling…
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New Zealand | Telegraph (The)
05 February 2017
British Comedian Sings Wellington’s Praises
“Nowhere has more beautiful scenery than Wellington,” according to British comedian and actor Alan Davies, who first visited the city during a stand-up tour of…
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Business | South China Morning Post
03 February 2017
Farming Our Air for Chinese Market
Pulling a trailer packed with dive tanks and a compression motor, the three co-founders of Breathe Ezy drive around the scenic mountains and valleys of New Zealand’s South Island collecting air…
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Film & TV | Epicstream
06 February 2017
Taika Waititi Talks Thor: Ragnarok
“It came as a large surprise to many when Marvel announced that it would be handing Thor: Ragnarok’s directorial reigns over to New Zealand film director, actor and comedian Taika Waititi,”…
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Fashion | Australian Financial Review (The)
06 February 2017
Karen Walker Shapeshifts For New Eyewear Campaign
Karen Walker is stepping into the spotlight in her latest campaign for Karen Walker eyewear, reports Georgina Safe in The Australian Financial Review….
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Film & TV | Toronto Star
05 February 2017
Mary Kills People Star Jay Ryan Takes the Risk
Auckland-born actor Jay Ryan, 35, best known for his roles as Jack Scully in the Australian soap opera Neighbours and Vincent Keller in the American television…
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Architecture | Hyperallergic
01 February 2017
Roy Brewster’s Remaking of the Visual World
“No right angles.” That was the decree Roy Brewster set for himself and stood firmly by throughout his life. The New Zealander, born in 1905 in Taranaki,…
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