EDGE #253: Ashleigh Young Wins Yale Literary Prize, Tania Dalton Tributes, Team NZ, Lorde’s New Chapter + Emilia Wickstead’s Latest ++ more

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Writers | New Zealand Herald
07 March 2017
Ashleigh Young Wins Major Literary Prize
It is the kind of news we all dream of receiving, but New Zealand author and poet Ashleigh Young, 33, thought it was a hoax when told she’d receive more than $200,000 from one of the world’s richest and most secretive literature prizes, Dionne Christian reports for…

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America’s Cup | New York Times (The)
07 March 2017
Team New Zealand Hopes to Pedal to America’s Cup Victory
“With its resources, Oracle Team U.S.A., the defending champion, is the favorite for the 2017 America’s Cup, to be held…
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Rugby | Irish Times (The)
06 March 2017
Rugby’s Sene Naoupu Makes Irish Times Top 30 List
To mark International Women’s Day, the Irish Times features 30 women who are shaping Irish life, including New Zealand-born rugby player Sene…
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Obituaries | Guardian (The)
02 March 2017
Tributes to Tania Dalton
“Former Silver Fern netballer Tania Dalton has died peacefully in Auckland, nearly a week after suffering a brain aneurysm,” as reported in The Guardian.Dalton suffered the internal aneurysm during a social game of…
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Politics and Economics | Canada Free Press
08 March 2017
Trevor Loudon’s Enemies Within Screens in US
Christchurch political activist Trevor Loudon’s documentary Enemies Within screened recently in northern Virginia. Loudon spoke about the film for the first…
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Film | YouTube
06 March 2017
One Thousand Ropes – Trailer
Watch the trailer for Kiwi drama One Thousand Ropes, which was directed by Tusi Tamasese and produced by Catherine Fitzgerald. The film premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.
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Community/General | YouTube
03 March 2017
Shortland Street Gets Exposure on Jimmy Kimmel Live
New Zealand’s soap opera Shortland Street has gotten exposure on America’s Jimmy Kimmel Live show as Jimmy Kimmel, Guillermo Rodriguez and…
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Music | Atlantic (The)
06 March 2017
Lorde Joyfully Crashes Into Next Chapter
Lorde’s comeback single Green Light, is an “upbeat announcement of change,” according to the Atlantic, one of many international publications praising the “inventive”…
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Community/General | New York Times (The)
06 March 2017
D.I.Y. Coffin Clubs Catch On in New Zealand
“Roger Terry and his wife, Grace, have little interest in quilting, fishing or book clubs. Instead, they meet with other retired friends each Tuesday at a disused…
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Writers | Teen Vogue
04 March 2017
Everyone Should Read This Fairy Tale
“Promised Land, a new children’s book that encourages LGBTQ acceptance (not to mention smashes any taboo around the subject) is so powerful,” Kaleigh Fasanella writes for Teen Vogue….
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New Zealand | Telegraph (The)
03 March 2017
New Zealand Number One for ‘Sociability and Being Beautiful’
New Zealand is ranked number one for ‘sociability and being beautiful’ in an index published by The…
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Taste | CNN
04 March 2017
Salted Red Roo from Attica Shines
“The World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards are coming to Australia in April and it’s going to be a culinary tour de force like we’ve never seen before,” according to Good Food’s Callan Boys….
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Wine | Daily Meal
05 March 2017
First-Rate Wines from Marlborough
“New Zealand is home to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes: rugged mountain ranges, lush rainforests, and tranquil coastlines. New Zealand’s unique terroir also yields crisp, vibrant,…
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America’s Cup | New York Times (The)
05 March 2017
Four Years After America’s Cup Loss, Team New Zealand Is Not Over It
“The makeshift cafeteria was all but empty, and Dan Bernasconi, the design coordinator…
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Theatre | Japan Times (The)
03 March 2017
James Sutherland Shaking Up Japanese Theatre
Founded in 2012 by New Zealand-born James Sutherland, you won’t be alone if you’ve never heard of the Tokyo-based International Centre for Theatre Arts, because…
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Fashion | Vogue
03 March 2017
Emilia Wickstead’s Latest is Sophisticated Off-Duty
“British designers have a reputation for making rabble-rousing fashion, but on the flip side of that anarchic coin is a traditionalist,…
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Media | Jakarta Globe
02 March 2017
John McBeth Launches Book on Indonesia’s SBY
New Zealand-born veteran correspondent John McBeth captured the darker side of former Indonesian president Susilo “SBY” Bambang Yudhoyono’s presidency in…
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Theatre | Northern Echo (The)
02 March 2017
Brad McCormick Takes His Kids Show on the Road
New Zealand-born writer and performer Brad McCormick is taking his production of Sammy and the Snow Leopard, under the auspices of the ground-breaking…
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Taste | Financial Times
01 March 2017
Monica Galetti’s New Venture Mere About to Open
Monica and David Galetti have left their chef and sommelier roles at Le Gavroche to start anew in Fitzrovia. They talk work-life balance, Brexit and the…
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