EDGE #256: Bruce McLaren Voted into Hall of Fame, Eleanor Catton’s New Novel, Karen Walker’s Latest Pieces + Sam Neill’s Richly Sane Career ++ more

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 29 March 2017 | #256 | New York
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Motorsports | Motorsport.com
27 March 2017
Racer Bruce McLaren Voted into Hall of Fame
Legendary constructor and driver, New Zealander Bruce McLaren has been inducted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) Museum by a panel of journalists, participants and historians.

The Auto Racing Hall of Fame honours and…

 

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New Zealand | Bloomberg
28 March 2017
Tourists Outnumber Hotel Rooms
With 3.5 million short-term arrivals last year – 480,000 more than had been projected only two years earlier – a hotel shortage may end up harming New Zealand’s biggest foreign exchange earner, according…
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War & Peace | Guardian (The)
27 March 2017
New Book Questions SAS Raids in Afghanistan
A new book by journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson claims the SAS killing of civilians in raids on two villages amounts to a “dark and guilty secret of New…
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Politics and Economics | Huffington Post (The)
29 March 2017
UBI Has Benefits Argues Scholar Max Harris
Aucklander Max Harris wants you to change your mind, according to Impolitikal co-founder Sarah Illingworth. Currently based in Oxford, United Kingdom, Harris is completing a…
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Business | Nation’s Restaurant News
28 March 2017
Fast Food Exec Jason Marker has New US Role
New Zealander Jason Marker, who most recently was president of Yum! Brands’ Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in the United States, has been named the new chief executive of…
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Taste | Telegraph (The)
27 March 2017
Jude Kereama’s Cornwall Getaway Gets High Praise
New Zealand chef Jude Kereama’s Kota Restaurant with Rooms in Porthleven, Cornwall is reviewed in the Telegraph, and rates highly.”With a…
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Taste | Paste Magazine
22 March 2017
Flavours of the Forest at Peter Gunn’s IDES
“New Zealand-born chef Peter Gunn – “who cut his teeth working with one of Melbourne’s foraging masters at Attica one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants…
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New Zealand | Guardian (The)
28 March 2017
Aurora Australis Tourists See Lights of Their Life
The first commercial flight to view the Aurora Australis landed in Dunedin, with 130 star-struck passengers sharing the experience on social media….
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New Zealand | Robb Report
26 March 2017
Inside NZ’s $10,000-Per-Night Penthouse
“Since New Zealand’s mid-1800s gold rush, Eichardt’s Private Hotel has been a fixture of Queentown’s downtown waterfront. Last October, the iconic property added an…
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Media | National (The)
23 March 2017
Nigel Hunt Charts Dubai’s Eye-Catching Growth
Online response to a film charting Dubai’s growth since just before 1979 has almost been as remarkable as the development it depicts, according to the…
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Writers | Guardian (The)
25 March 2017
Eleanor Catton’s New Novel a Psychological Thriller
Eleanor Catton, the youngest ever Booker-prize winning author, has sold the rights to her third novel, a psychological thriller set in rural…
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Fashion | Women’s Wear Daily
26 March 2017
Karen Walker Looks to Pirates for Latest Pieces
“One glance at [New Zealand-born] Karen Walker’s fall look book elicited key words such as joy, utility, nautical and men’s wear,” Andrew Shang writes…
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Fashion | Astana Times (The)
24 March 2017
Kazakh Designer Offers Custom-Made Tailoring in NZ
A 34-year-old tailor is bringing Kazakh fashion trends to the streets of Auckland. Kazakhstan-born Asya Sadyrova has made clothing for beauty contest…
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Film & TV | Stuff
25 March 2017
Meet The Rock’s Body Double Kelly Mcnaught
Kawerau chef Kelly Mcnaught was serving up food at a Gold Coast café when a customer asked if he could photograph him. “Then I got a Facebook message from an agent…
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Music | DIY
24 March 2017
Kane Strang Going on First European Tour
“New Zealander [Kane Strang, pictured with guitar] is currently in the midst of a huge tour of the United States, but that hasn’t stopped him announcing his first-ever…
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Film & TV | Guardian (The)
23 March 2017
Clive James on Sam Neill’s Richly Sane Career
“Performers do best to do their best every time. By no paradox, it is easier to maintain this attitude if you are not being treated as a deity,”…
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