EDGE #259: Americans Prefer Pricier NZ Wines to Australian, Populism The New Black + Kiwis for Kiwi ++ more

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 19 April 2017 | #259 | New York
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Wine | Bloomberg
19 April 2017
Americans Prefer Pricier NZ Wines to Australian
Americans are falling in love with pricey New Zealand wines at the expense of cheaper vino from Australia and Argentina, according to a Bloomberg report.

The value of New Zealand wine shipped to the United States jumped 11 per cent last year to $400 million – the…

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Sport General | Daily Mail
18 April 2017
Sprint Cyclists Dominate at World Championships
New Zealand’s sprint trio team Ethan Mitchell, 26, Sam Webster, 25, and Eddie Dawkins, 27, made it two world titles in a row and three in four years with a…
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Business | MarketWatch
14 April 2017
Why Sarah Robb O’Hagan, CEO of Flywheel Sports, Embraces Failure
“While by most metrics she’s now a success, Sarah Robb O’Hagan, who has held top jobs at Nike,…
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News | LSE podcast
13 April 2017
Populism Is The New Black – Chris Gilson
Last year was not a great one for mainstream politics, according to Chris Gilson, Managing Editor of the London School of Economics’ daily blog on US politics and policy….
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Film & TV | MediaVillage
18 April 2017
Rose McIver on the Many Brains of IZombie
For the past two seasons of The CW series iZombie, star Rose McIver has managed to enjoy relative anonymity when the cameras stopped rolling. Thanks to the deathly pale zombie…
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Film & TV | Guardian (The)
17 April 2017
First Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Released
The first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, which was directed by Taika Waititi, has been released, as reported in an article in The Guardian.”Following on from the events of Avengers: Age…
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Fashion | Women’s Wear Daily
16 April 2017
Karen Walker Launches Made Up Eyewear
New Zealand fashion designer Karen Walker is using eyewear to bring her version of “eye shadow” to market through her new collection of sunglasses, Women’s Wear Daily…
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Writers | Toronto Star
15 April 2017
New Ben Sanders Novel an Engrossing Chase Story
“In earlier Ben Sanders books, Marshall Grade worked undercover for the NYPD. When he made serious enemies in the criminal subculture, the federal cops hid…
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Sport General | National Student (The)
14 April 2017
Jossi Wells Is One Heck of a Thrillseeker
“Given that his chosen profession provides ample thrills, as well as the very real possibility of serious injury, one would be forgiven for thinking that Olympic skier [New…
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Business | Los Angeles Times
14 April 2017
New Zealand’s Rocket Man Peter Beck Taking Off
When New Zealander Peter Beck arrived in Silicon Valley in 2013, he gave himself three weeks to secure funding for his small-satellite launch vehicle…
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Visual Arts | E-Flux
13 April 2017
Simon Denny’s Mass Entrepreneurship on in China
Taking Shenzhen’s accelerated production model as its point of departure, New Zealand artist Simon Denny’s exhibition Real Mass Entrepreneurship…
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Community/General | NZEDGE.com
12 April 2017
Whittaker’s Partnership With Kiwis For Kiwi
(sponsored content) – Iconic New Zealand chocolatier, Whittaker’s, is again partnering with Kiwis for kiwi…
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New Zealand | Travelers Today
17 April 2017
Wanderlust, NZ Retreats One of the Best Surf & Yoga Destinations
Wanderlust in Raglan has been cited in a Travelers Today article listing the world’s best surfing and…
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New Zealand | Condé Nast Traveller
16 April 2017
Mahana – Condé Nast Traveller’s Dig of the Week
Mahana in Nelson – “a modern mansion on a working winery with delicious food and a compelling private art collection”, has been featured in…
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Taste | Broadsheet
15 April 2017
Chef Hayden McMillan Opens Etta on Lygon Street
Etta in Melbourne’s Brunswick East has just opened. The 80-seat bistro’s kitchen is overseen by New Zealand-born chef Hayden McMillan, formerly of The…
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Taste | Good Food
13 April 2017
More Global Accolades for Attica’s Ben Shewry
New Zealand chef Ben Shewry’s Melbourne restaurant Attica has once again made the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, coming in at No 32, up one from last…
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Community/General | Guardian (The)
18 April 2017
NZ Post Begins Delivering KFC To Beat Mail Slump
“The New Zealand postal service has begun delivering Kentucky Fried Chicken in a bid to stem major revenue losses as the number of people using the…
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Sport General | Athletics Weekly
12 April 2017
David Howman New Athletics Integrity Unit Chair
The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has announced its new independent Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), with the former director…
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X Files | YouTube
13 April 2017
New Zealand Nature Documentary Adventure Earth
Watch this 25 minute-long documentary with Bryan Maltais about New Zealand nature and find out more about NZ’s wild West Coast and more.
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