EDGE #248: Coromandel NZ’s Favourite Holiday Spot, NZ Films at Berlin Film Festival, Peter Gunn’s Melbourne Hot Spot + Helen Clark To Step Down As UNDP Chief and more ++

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New Zealand | Epoch Times
30 January 2017
Coromandel NZ’s Favourite Holiday Spot
With such a stunning country and so many spots to choose from, what is the favoured destination for locals to head to in the upper North Island, the Epoch Times asks. “You won’t find many tourists here and that’s what makes it so attractive.”

“It’s…

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New Zealand | Greeley Tribune
30 January 2017
At a Loss for Words on Roys Peak
“In the dead of summer, in the stunning landscape of Wanaka, I finally managed to summit Roys Peak and was met with one of the most astonishing views of my life,” traveller Hannah Cornish writes for…
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Wine | Wine Enthusiast Magazine
30 January 2017
Marlborough NZ’s Best Wine Destination
The world’s Sauvignon Blanc capital, Marlborough, has much more to offer than its signature wine, according to Wine Enthusiast Magazine managing editor Joe Czerwinski.”New…
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New Zealand | Food & Wine
29 January 2017
Central Otago Perfect for Gastronomy Getaway
Travellers flock to the Central Otago region for two reasons, according to Australian wine writer Andrea Frost. They go for the “great outdoors and the even greater…
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Film & TV | Stuff
31 January 2017
Trio of Films to Screen at Berlin Film Festival
Three New Zealand films will screen at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.Poi E: The Story of Our Song and new-comer, The Inland Road,…
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Film & TV | Teen Vogue
01 February 2017
KJ Apa’s Dark Take on Comic Book Archie
Star of American television show Riverdale, New Zealand actor KJ Apa’s take on the high school sophomore Archie goes far deeper than the inevitable love triangle situating…
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Film & TV | Little White Lies
27 January 2017
Posters Inspired by Taika Waititi’s Hit Film
For Little White Lies’ latest creative brief, the film magazine asked its readers to design a wanted poster inspired by Taika Waititi’s “charming” 2016…
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Taste | Vogue Australia
31 January 2017
Book a Seat at Peter Gunn’s Melbourne Hot Spot
Melbourne “is quietly stepping up its game as Sydney’s cool little sister,” Vogue Australia journalist Lane Nieset writes. “Sold-out…
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Wine | San Francisco Chronicle
29 January 2017
Winemaker Andréa McBride’s Perfect Pairing
The wedding of New Zealand-born winemaker Andréa McBride and American Fabian John, held at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, features in the San Francisco…
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Taste | Manila Bulletin
27 January 2017
Baker Dean Brettschneider’s Hands-On Approach
Dean Brettschneider, the New Zealand-born self-styled “Global Baker” who recently opened Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza in Manila, shared a…
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Politics and Economics | Channel News Asia
26 January 2017
Helen Clark To Step Down As UNDP Chief In April
“Helen Clark, the highest ranking woman at the United Nations, is stepping down as director of the UN Development Programme in April”, as reported on…
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Education | Aljazeera
27 January 2017
Pick Your Teacher: Democratic Schooling in the UK
The London Nautical School, “a modern, non-selective inner London state school for boys”, is transforming education with students choosing their…
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Fashion | Luxury London
28 January 2017
London’s Regal Fashion Designer Emilia Wickstead
London-based fashion designer New Zealander Emilia Wickstead, 32, talks to Luxury London about motherhood, the royal wardrobe and styling the Duchess…
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New Zealand | Toronto Star
28 January 2017
Abel Tasman Covers Heaven on Earth
Hot showers, meals, beds – and your luggage – await at stops along the scenic 60km Abel Tasman Coast Track, Lisa Jackson writes for a Toronto Star travel piece.”Seated at the northern tip…
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Rugby | Daily Record
31 January 2017
Rugby Boss Vern Cotter Says Scotland on the Up
It is three years since 54-year-old New Zealander Vern Cotter arrived from French side Clermont Auvergne to take the reigns at Murrayfield. He recalls when his…
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Business | London Evening Standard
26 January 2017
Britain’s Banking Watchdog Sam Woods Looks Ahead
New Zealand-born Sam Woods, chief executive of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), is one of the new generation of City regulators who cut…
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Golf | Daily Mail
26 January 2017
Lydia Ko Wants Golfing Pay Parity
The world’s top woman golfer New Zealander Lydia Ko, 19, wants her stunning achievements as a teenager to narrow the sport’s huge gap in prize money between men and women, according to the Daily…
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Politics and Economics | National (The)
25 January 2017
Scotland’s Labour for Independence Youngest Member
The youngest member of the newly relaunched Labour for Independence group New Zealand-born Ben McKinlay, 17, from Earlston in the Scottish…
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X Files | YouTube
27 January 2017
Christchurch Launches Driverless Shuttle Trial
Christchurch Airport has trialled its new autonomous electric vehicle – the first in New Zealand. The shuttle can carry up to 10 seated and…
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