EDGE #267: Emirates Team NZ Clinch Spot Against Oracle Team USA, Burt Munro Anniversary, Flying Nun bewitches + Art Deco Delight Napier ++ more

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 14 June 2017 | #267 | New York
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America’s Cup | Fox Sports
13 June 2017
Kiwis Clinch Spot Against Oracle Team USA In America’s Cup
“Emirates Team New Zealand sped away from Sweden’s Artemis Racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound on Monday to advance to the America’s Cup match and another showdown with nemesis Oracle Team USA,” as reported in an article on Fox Sports.

“With unflappable…

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Community/General | Daily Mail
09 June 2017
Air New Zealand Best Australasian Airline
Air New Zealand was named Australasia’s leading airline for the ninth year in a row, writes Hannah Moore in an article for The Daily Mail. It’s the airline’s 16th World…
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Obituaries | Geelong Advertiser
13 June 2017
Jockey Brian Andrews’ Amazing Career
Connewarre horseman and Caulfield Cup-winning jockey, New Zealand-born Brian Andrews has died in Melbourne aged 74.Andrews forged a successful career as a jockey in the 1960s and…
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Sport General | Channel News Asia
12 June 2017
Michael Venus Wins in Doubles at French Open
Aucklander Michael Venus (pictured right) and American Ryan Harrison have claimed their first grand slam title beating Mexican Santiago Gonzalez and American Donald…
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War & Peace | Brussels Times (The)
12 June 2017
NZ Soldiers Remembered at Messines Anniversary
Commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Mines began last week in Messines with a tribute to the New Zealand soldiers in the presence of…
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X Files | YouTube
07 June 2017
The New Zealand Kiwi
Love New Zealand’s national icon – the Kiwi bird? Watch this short documentary from Nat GEO Wild and find out a bit more about our flightless bird. New Zealanders have been called ‘Kiwis’ since the nickname was bestowed by Australian…
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Business | Guardian (The)
14 June 2017
Local Fundraising Hopes to Save Chocolate Factory
A crowdfunding campaign to save Dunedin Cadbury chocolate factory has raised $3.3 million in less than two days, prompting hopes that locals can…
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Motorsports | Motofire
13 June 2017
New Fastest Indian for Burt Munro’s Great Nephew
Indian is celebrating the 50th anniversary since New Zealander Burt Munro took his Indian Streamliner to the Salt Flats of Bonneville. By taking an…
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Music | Pitchfork
11 June 2017
Flying Nun’s Look Blue Go Purple Reissue Bewitched
Dunedin band Look Blue Go Purple’s 1985 Bewitched has just been re-released, and US online music magazine Pitchfork deems it one of the…
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Design | Telegraph (The)
11 June 2017
Tom Hudson Showcases Rare Plants in Cornwall
The recent Rare Plant Fair at Tregrehan Garden in Cornwall is important for Britain’s horticultural heritage. The 8-hectare garden at Tregrehan is one of the finest…
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Arts | Evening Standard
12 June 2017
Tape Face – “Modern Mime Artist Who Makes Clowning Cool”
37-year-old New Zealander Sam Wills’s aka Tape Face – formerly known as The Boy With Tape On His Face – spoke with…
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Film & TV | Huffington Post (The)
10 June 2017
Director Florian Habicht on His Latest Film
Florian Habicht’s unconventional approach to filmmaking has won him critical acclaim and kept discerning film fans entertained for more than a decade. For his latest…
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Film & TV | Daily Telegraph (The)
08 June 2017
Actor Tim Kano Happy to Call Melbourne Home
For a New Zealander who has lived, worked, studied, and travelled abroad, Neighbours star Tim Kano, 29, is happy to call Melbourne home, Catherine Nikas-Boulos writes for…
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New Zealand | Australian (The)
10 June 2017
Napier an Art Deco Delight of Design and Dining
The devastating 1931 earthquake is responsible for Napier being reborn as a town of fine designs and dining. The Australian’s Caroline Gladstone pays a…
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Science/Tech | Brisbane Times
09 June 2017
Biologist Nicholas Wu Studies a Maligned Toad
University of Queensland PhD candidate, New Zealand-born biologist Nicholas Wu plucked 25 cane toads from the university campus for a study to determine whether…
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Sport General | Cyclist
09 June 2017
World’s Fastest Rower Hamish Bond Switches Sports
Multiple Olympic medallist Dunedin-born Hamish Bond, 31, is moving to the UK to compete in the domestic time trial scene as he attempts to make…
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