EDGE #243: Kester Black’s Anna Ross, Soul Machines Raises $7.5m, Kopupaka Reserve, Christie’s Imogen Kerr, Peter Beck Building Business in Space + NZ Attracting Entrepreneurs + more ++

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 30 November 2016 | #243 | New York
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Business | SmartCompany
28 November 2016
Kester Black’s Anna Ross Wins Acclaim
Australia’s Young Business Woman of the Year has been named and she is New Zealand-born Anna Ross, founder of Kester Black Cosmetics, a brand customers rank better than global name Butter London and in line with big player OPI.

Ross had worked a number of day jobs…

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Business | DealStreetAsia
29 November 2016
Soul Machines Raises $7.5m in Series A Financing Round
“New Zealand-based artificial intelligence (AI) and avatar company Soul Machines has raised $7.5 million in a Series A financing round…
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Business | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
30 November 2016
NZ Attracting Entrepreneurs from Across the Globe
New Zealand has been the home to Australian expats for years, and now New Zealander are muscling in on the startup world as low living costs and…
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Design | Dezeen
24 November 2016
Kopupaka Reserve Wins World Landscape of the Year 2016
Kopupaka Reserve – “an Auckland wetlands reserve featuring “woven” timber structures has been named World Landscape of the Year 2016…
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Rugby | Fox Sports
28 November 2016
All Blacks Beat France 24-19
“World player of the year Beauden Barrett helped stretch New Zealand’s winning streak over France to 10 games with a hard-fought but ultimately comfortable 24-19 victory on Sunday (AEDT),” as reported in an…
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Sport General | Ironman
29 November 2016
Burning up the Tarmac with Amelia Watkinson
New Zealand professional triathlete “up-and-comer” Amelia Watkinson, 25, who has just won the IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand, talks with the sports brand about patience,…
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Business | National (The)
25 November 2016
Get Naked with a 3D Fitness Tracker Mirror
New Zealand-born Farhad Farahbakhshian and Briton Ed Sclater of Naked Labs have designed a mirror that lets you see, in real-time, the effect of your workout on your…
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New Zealand | Wanderlust
27 November 2016
Best One-Day Hike In The World?
“Move over Tongariro, there’s a new ‘best one-day walk in the world’ in New Zealand.” The Pouakai Crossing winds around Mount Taranaki’s northern slopes and “aims to attract those who might…
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New Zealand | Travelers Today
27 November 2016
Wellington Zoo A Must-Visit
Wellington Zoo in New Zealand has been featured as “one of the most amazing zoos around the world”, as reported in an article in Travelers Today.”The Wellington Zoo houses native endangered species in New…
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Business | Australian (The)
23 November 2016
Qantas’ Lesley Grant Airline’s Saving Grace
Qantas Loyalty chief New Zealand-born Lesley Grant is one of three individuals on the executive team who have helped the airline’s turnaround, according to…
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Film & TV | Vanity Fair
26 November 2016
How Pacific Islanders Helped Moana Find Its Way
Fine attention to detail and constant feedback from John Musker and Ron Clements, the writer-director team behind Moana’s cultural advisory group The…
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Film & TV | Plymouth Herald (The)
24 November 2016
Peter Jackson to Produce Sci-Fi Series Adaptation
Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson will produce an adaptation of British author Philip Reeve’s steampunk series Mortal Engines, the script which the…
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Business | Acuity
24 November 2016
Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck Building Business in Space
Self-taught New Zealand-born scientist and CEO of Rocket Lab Peter Beck, 39, explains to accountancy industry magazine Acuity how – and why…
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Business | Bank of China
23 November 2016
Record Bilateral Trade Figures Mark Bank Of China New Zealand 2nd Anniversary
(SPONSORED CONTENT) “Latest China-New Zealand trade statistics…
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Music | Guardian (The)
23 November 2016
NZ Folk Singer Who’ll Put A Spell On You
“New Zealand’s Aldous Harding –who was recently recommended by Charlotte Church in the Guardian” is “a folk artist whose performances strike that rare balance between…
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Visual Arts | Christie’s
25 November 2016
Christie’s Imogen Kerr Making Waves in Art World
To mark Christie’s 250th anniversary, Luxury London met with New Zealander Imogen Kerr who, along with Briton Kate Flitcroft, represents the new…
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