#238: Jean Batten’s 80th, All Blacks win record, Michael Aitken wins Science Prize, Hidden Nature Gems + Globe Theatre Recreation and more ++

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 27 October 2016 | #238 | New York
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Community/General | Vice
25 October 2016
Everything to Do with Jean Batten Is Gendered
New Zealander Jean Batten was the most celebrated aviatrix of the 1930s. Nicknamed the “Garbo of the Skies” for her movie-star glamour, she appeared on newspaper front pages the world over, and drew adoring crowds wherever she went. But how the legacy of Batten,…

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Rugby | Guardian (The)
25 October 2016
ABs Beat Wallabies Again at Eden Park 37-10
Australia had the ball but New Zealand scored the tries as they set a new record for consecutive Test victories by a Tier 1 nation, reaching 18 but having come of age…
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Science/Tech | Business Insider
26 October 2016
Michael Aitken Wins Top Science Prize for SMARTS
New Zealand-born entrepreneur Michael Aitken has been awarded an Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for developing software to identify…
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New Zealand | Huffington Post
23 October 2016
Hidden New Zealand Gem
“The Catlins region of New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets” and “has such variety, including stunning waterfalls, amazing wildlife and beautiful beaches”, writes Nicola Barnard for The Huffington Post. In…
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Arts | ArchDaily
23 October 2016
Recreation of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Built with Shipping Containers
“Staying true to the design of the original Globe Theatre in London, the…
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Society | Guardian (The)
22 October 2016
What A Nation Chooses To Remember And Forget
“Early in 2014 a group of school students from a small town in rural New Zealand took a trip to some nearby historical sites. Guided by local Māori elders, the…
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Nature | BBC
22 October 2016
Masking Tape Saves Endangered Kiwi
“Using nothing but tape, a fragment of shell and MacGyver-like ingenuity, nature park worker Claire Travers patched up a badly damaged egg sufficiently for the baby kiwi to survive,” as…
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New Zealand | BandT
24 October 2016
NZ Is Australians’ Most Desirable Holiday Destination
New research by Roy Morgan Research has found that New Zealand is the “most desirable destination” for Australians followed by the…
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New Zealand | Verve Magazine India
24 October 2016
The Boundless Beauty Of New Zealand
“Awe-inspiring and thought-provoking, New Zealand is the ideal setting for an immersive experience of food, nature, culture and community,” writes Simone Louis for Verve Magazine…
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Film & TV | IndieWIRE
21 October 2016
Top of the Lake – Series With Star Location
“Across the globe and across generations”, there are stories with “settings as important as any character with dialogue,” according to an article in…
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Rugby | New York Times (The)
21 October 2016
Coloradan Finds Rugby Home Where the Sport Is King
Colorado native Chris Baumann, 29, has racked up plenty of miles over the last few years in his quest to play rugby. Now Baumann (pictured centre,…
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Writers | Local (The)
21 October 2016
Frances Harrison Recounts Flipside of French Dream
Life in France is not always la belle vie that expats had hoped for when making the “dream move”. New Zealand-born Frances Harrison, English…
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Music | Guardian (The)
20 October 2016
Lawrence Arabia’s Breezy Absolute Truth
Included in a roundup of the best Australian LPs that might have passed you by in the past months, (the Guardian includes a caveat) is Christchurch-born Lawrence Arabia’s…
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Innovation | Drinks Business (The)
20 October 2016
Yealands Completes NZ’s Largest Solar Panel Installation
“The Yealands Wine Group has put up New Zealand’s largest solar panel installation at its vineyard in Marlborough as it…
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Business | Business in Vancouver
20 October 2016
OK Tires’ Gurdeep Bains Helps Company Pull Ahead
A Lamborghini Huracán zooms through the Mojave Desert, spinning sand in its wake, and though you might expect to find a professional racecar driver…
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Arts | Sacramento Bee (The)
19 October 2016
Jazz Musician Matt Penman Rearranges Miles Davis
The SFJAZZ Collective, a United States-based jazz ensemble, which originated in 2004, has thrived with shifting arrangements. The Collective, which…
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