EDGE #254: Murray Ball a National Hero, Discovery’s Global Intern Ben Mikha, Christchurch Trends + Lang Leav’s Debut Novel ++ more

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Obituaries | Guardian (The)
14 March 2017
Footrot Flats Creator Murray Ball a National Hero
Murray Ball, the creator of the widely read Footrot Flats cartoon that celebrated rural life in New Zealand, has died in Gisborne at the age of 78.

Ball’s immensely popular Footrot Flats strip, starring farmer Wal Footrot and his sheepdog Dog, ran in newspapers in…

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Cricket | ESPN
15 March 2017
First-Class Tom Pritchard Celebrates a Century
Right-armer Tom Pritchard, who has just turned 100, was born in Taranaki and took 818 first-class wickets at 23.30 – sitting fourth on New Zealand’s…
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Film & TV | Times of Israel (The)
14 March 2017
Niki Caro in Warsaw for Holocaust Biopic
Hollywood stars, including New Zealand director Niki Caro, recently hit the red carpet in Warsaw for a gala screening of a film about a Polish couple who risked their lives to…
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Media | Discovery Channel
14 March 2017
Discovery’s First Ever Global Intern is Ben Mikha
After 10 weeks, 10,000 entries and almost a million votes cast, Discovery Channel has found its first global intern, 25-year-old Ben Mikha from…
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Business | Campaign Asia
10 March 2017
New Zealand Leading Country For Female Entrepreneurs
“New Zealand has been named the best country for supporting female entrepreneurship, according to MasterCard’s inaugural Index of Women…
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Community/General | Japan Times
13 March 2017
New Zealander On A Mission To Turn Japan Green
In the aftermath of the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake and Japan’s Tohoku triple disaster Tokyo-based Kiwi Jon Walsh decided he needed to build a…
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Arts | Ocula
10 March 2017
A Conversation with Ann Shelton
“A selection of Wellington artist Ann Shelton’s “prolific practice has been brought together in her review exhibition, Dark Matter, at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, which opened on 26 November…
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Ads | YouTube
13 March 2017
White Island – New Zealand’s Only Active Marine Volcano
Watch this CNN clip to learn about New Zealand’s only active marine volcano. The video is part of CNN’s series about Auckland and…
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New Zealand | Courier (The)
13 March 2017
Hobbit Holes To Be Recreated by Glamping Firm
A corner of JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth will be recreated at Craighead Howff, near Braco in Scotland after a glamping firm was given the green light to build two…
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New Zealand | CNN
12 March 2017
Auckland: New Zealand’s City of 50 Volcanoes
“Sprawling between both coasts of the North Island, New Zealand’s largest city is known as the “city of sails” for the yachts that occupy its harbors. But Auckland…
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New Zealand | Stamford Advocate
12 March 2017
Christchurch Trends Among Connecticut Travellers
Among travel fare aggregator website Kayak’s Connecticut users, Christchurch has ranked as the No 1 trending destination. Nutmeg State users’ searches…
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New Zealand | EliteDaily
11 March 2017
5 Offbeat New Zealand Destinations
As tempting as “running off to the tropics or backpacking through the tourist destinations of Europe” are, “the hidden gem of getaways is absolutely New Zealand,” writes Shenkeri in an…
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Wine | Financial Times
10 March 2017
Wine Producers Balancing the Old with the New
New wave wine producing has been “unusually slow” to catch on in New Zealand, according to British wine critic Jancis Robinson, “even though the country’s…
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Music | Times Colonist
13 March 2017
Tami Neilson Has Canadian Fans Wanting More
In the opening slot on a recent North American tour with Canadian singer-songwriter Colin James was Tami Neilson, a Mississauga-bred, New Zealand-based dynamo whose…
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Film & TV | InqPOP!
12 March 2017
KJ Apa Shines on the Big Screen
Currently starring as the lead in hit television series Riverdale, which features characters from the Archie comic-books series, teen sensation New Zealander KJ Apa makes his big-screen debut in the moving…
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Music | Guardian (The)
09 March 2017
Nadia Reid’s Lovelorn Folk Perfectly Crafted
New Zealand singer Nadia Reid, 25, has “decidedly upped the ante” on her second album Preservation, according to Guardian reviewer Dave…
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Taste | BT
11 March 2017
Take Food Instagrams as Appetising as Sam Murphy’s
Vegan chef and author of Beautifully Real Food New Zealander Sam Murphy, 24, explains how to make Instagram food snaps really whet the…
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Community/General | NZEDGE.com
09 March 2017
Millbrook Resort to Host ISPS Handa NZ Open This Week
The spectacular Millbrook Resort in Queenstown, New Zealand, hosts the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open this week.  The biggest event on the New…
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Writers | Times of India (The)
11 March 2017
Lang Leav’s Debut Novel Sad Girls out in May
International bestselling author New Zealander Lang Leav, known for her titles Love & Misadventure, Lullabies, Memories and The Universe of Us, is set to…
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Film & TV | Variety Magazine
09 March 2017
Warner’s Meg Helps Launch Kumeu Film Studio
New Zealand’s newest production facility, the Kumeu Film Studio is to launch thanks to a three-way partnership built around the China-Hollywood co-produced,…
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Business | CBC News
09 March 2017
Todd Corporation Saves Canadian Mine Plans
The company behind a proposed tungsten and molybdenum mine in New Brunswick, Canada, which was running so low on cash six months ago it was borrowing money at credit card…
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Taste | Paste Magazine
08 March 2017
Unusual and Unique Whiskey to Hit US Market
Premier spirit brand Stolen Rum, founded in Auckland by Jamie Duff and Roger Holmes, will release their 11-year corn whiskey in the United States this month. Paste…
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