EDGE #309: Auckland Becoming a Global Dining Powerhouse, Mahia World’s Best Spot for Rocket Launching, NZ Indie Film STRAY + Karen Walker’s Challenge to Masculinity ++

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 11 April 2018 | #309 | New York
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Taste | Bloomberg
5 April 2018
Auckland Is Becoming a Global Dining Powerhouse
“Rather than thinking of Auckland as a progressive cultural hub, people envision its glistening harbors, lush green mountains, and untouched islands just off its coastline. But Auckland has become one of the most innovative culinary destinations in the South Pacific—rivaling even Sydney…

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Obituaries | Guardian (The)
9 April 2018
Keith Murdoch a Giant Who Never Made It Home
Keith Murdoch, who has died in Australia, aged 74, played just three Tests for the All Blacks, but his name was etched in New Zealand rugby folklore after he became a recluse in the Australian outback following a scandal…
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Science/Tech | The Economist
10 April 2018
Māhia World’s Best Spot for Rocket Launching
“The Māhia Peninsula has been a holidaymakers’ haven for decades. It offers sandy beaches, hot springs and scenic trails. And, for those of a technological mindset, it also offers the world’s first private orbital-rocket…
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Politics and Economics | USA Today
10 April 2018
New Zealand Clears Historical Gay Sex Convictions
The New Zealand parliament has unanimously passed a bill that is expected to allow about 1000 men to apply to have past convictions for homosexual activity removed from their criminal records…
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Politics and Economics | Sunday Times
10 April 2018
Britain’s Sunday Times Interviews Jacinda Ardern
This week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is due to arrive in the UK for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, and will see both Theresa May and the Queen. She knows England well…
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Theatre | Matangi Tonga
11 April 2018
Albert Mateni Brings the Hearts of Men to Life
New Zealand-born Tongan, Albert Mateni, 26, aims to inspire Pacific youth with his play, Hearts of Men set to debut on 5-14 April at the Mangere Arts Centre in Auckland.Affected by the suicide rate within the Tongan community, Mateni wrote…
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Sport General | Santa Fe New Mexican
10 April 2018
Gamer Andrew Barrow Wins Score Wars in Santa Fe
New Zealander Andrew Barrow, 29, is the new Galaga World Champion after winning the top prize at immersive art gallery Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico.The objective of Galaga is to rack up points by killing…
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Music | Dazed
12 April 2018
Ruban Nielson and Taika Waititi Talk NZ Roots
Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson and filmmaker Taika Waititi come together over Skype to talk #PolynesianExcellence, and how their New Zealand roots help them keep it real, with Dazed magazine’s…
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Video | Youtube
5 April 2018
Trailer: Sam Neill in Sweet Country
Watch the trailer to Sam Neill’s new movie ‘Sweet Country’ in which the New Zealander plays a missionary making a new life for himself on the Australian frontier in the 1920s. He gets drawn into the search for an Aboriginal stockman, Sam Kelly, who…
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Film & TV | Long Road Films
4 April 2018
NZ Indie Film STRAY Selected for Moscow International Film Festival
“Independent New Zealand feature film, STRAY, has made history by becoming the first New Zealand feature film ever to be selected for the world’s second oldest film festival – the Moscow…
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Writers | Guardian (The)
6 April 2018
Ngaio Marsh’s Inspector Alleyn Continues to Impress
Dame Ngaio Marsh’s skilfully completed “continuation novel”, set in a New Zealand hospital, is an exquisite reminder of the brilliance of Marsh’s London detective Inspector Alleyn, Sophie Hannah writes in a review…
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Writers | New York Post
7 April 2018
Hanging out with India Yelich in New York City
You’d think that spending your adolescence watching your sister – in this case, Lorde – become a world-famous pop princess might make you insecure, but 19-year-old India Yelich says no: She swears she won’t let…
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New Zealand | Lonely Planet
8 April 2018
Escape to Nature in Cosy Pods in New Zealand
“Travellers seeking a mix of rustic, unspoilt charm and relaxation with a touch of luxury” should consider travelling to Te Wepu Intrepid Pods in New Zealand, writes James Gabriel Martin in an article for Lonely…
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Wine | Financial Times
8 April 2018
In the Two Paddocks Man Cave with Sam Neill
Peaky Blinders star Sam Neill speaks to the Financial Times about his New Zealand oasis, Jacinda Ardern and tech titans buying bolt holes against catastrophe.At Two Paddocks, the vineyard…
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Wine | Wine Enthusiast
6 April 2018
Treading Grapes With Angela Osborne in California
California didn’t always produce top-quality Grenache, but these Central Coast growers, including New Zealand-born Angela Osborne, are changing that by focusing on varietal…
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Taste | Irish News (The)
7 April 2018
8 Degrees’ Brewer Scott Baigent an Irish Favourite
“If you were to run a poll about Ireland’s best loved New Zealander, there’s no doubt that a certain Mr J Schmidt would enjoy a greater landslide than a Russian election victory…
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Fashion | Daily Mail
9 April 2018
Karen Walker’s Monumental Challenge to Masculinity
Israel Adesanya, 28, a UFC fighter, stars in a new fashion campaign for New Zealand designer Karen Walker, in which the pair tackles the concept of masculinity while promoting Walker’s new…
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Fashion | W Magazine
6 April 2018
Model Lili Sumner Shares Top Beauty Secrets
Whether she’s walking the runways of Miu Miu and Sonia Rykiel or gracing the inside pages of W, New Zealand-born model Lili Sumner has quickly become one of the most recognisable faces in fashion. Known for her distinct…
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Sport General | CNN
5 April 2018
Hamish Bond Switches Strokes for Spokes
For eight years New Zealander Hamish Bond was unvanquished, winning double Olympic gold and seven world titles with rowing partner Eric Murray, CNN reports.But what do you do when winning becomes routine? In Bond’s case…
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