EDGE #255: New Zealand’s Neoliberal Drift, Annie Goldson’s Film Unravels Dotcom Drama, Why Filmmaker Niki Caro Travels, + Monica Galetti’s Mere ++ more

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Politics and Economics | Jacobin
21 March 2017
New Zealand’s Neoliberal Drift
“The image of New Zealand as a kind-hearted social democracy, a Scandinavia of the South Pacific, is deeply engrained in its culture,” Auckland journalist Branko Marcetic writes in a feature for New York-based political magazine Jacobin.

“In fact, this view…

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Film & TV | South China Morning Post
21 March 2017
Annie Goldson’s Film Unravels Dotcom Drama
Kim Dotcom’s personal story is Shakespearean in its ups and downs, says New Zealander Annie Goldson, the director behind a documentary that has just had its…
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Politics and Economics | Associated Press
22 March 2017
More Americans than Ever Moving to NZ
Forget Canada. In the wake of the election, the Associated Press reports, Americans are applying in droves for citizenship in New Zealand, a country as far away as physically possible from…
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Rugby | Scotsman (The)
20 March 2017
Vern Cotter Steps down Victorious
An emotional Vern Cotter fought back tears as his final match in charge of Scotland ended in a 29-0 win over Italy at Murrayfield. New Zealander Cotter received a huge ovation from the crowd as he…
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New Zealand | BBC
19 March 2017
Whanganui River First In The World To Be Given Legal Human Status
Whanganui River “in New Zealand has become the first in the world to be granted the same legal rights…
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Taste | Australian Financial Review
21 March 2017
Ben Shewry Readies for World’s 50 Best Voters
The Oscars of the culinary world are coming to Melbourne, and with them an incredible opportunity to showcase Australia’s food and wine riches, including…
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New Zealand | Telegraph (The)
17 March 2017
Wellington Ranked #2 in List of Cleanest Capital Cities
Wellington has been ranked the second cleanest capital city on earth in a ranking published in The Telegraph following a report…
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New Zealand | Vogue
19 March 2017
Remote Luxury Lodges on the Very Edge
For those of us who can’t build a billion-dollar bolt-hole like director James Cameron or investor Julian Robertson, a stay at one of New Zealand’s luxury lodges sprinkled throughout…
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Wine | Financial Express (The)
18 March 2017
Discover New Zealand’s Wine Regions
“New Zealand’s wine regions are at their most spectacular in autumn when the days are long and bathed in late sunshine – it’s an ideal time to savour and enjoy the country’s…
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Film & TV | Conde Nast Traveler
18 March 2017
Why Filmmaker Niki Caro Travels
Notions of “home” and “away” get blurry when you’re a citizen of the world. So what does it mean to travel? For Niki Caro, Wellington-born writer and the director of soon-to-be-released The…
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Taste | Stuff
18 March 2017
Kirsten Gilmour Cooks up Café Culture in Cairngorms
Kirsten Gilmour, 38, owner of a multi-award winning restaurant in Aviemore, Scotland, is also the proud author of new cookbook, The Mountain…
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Taste | London Evening Standard
17 March 2017
Monica Galetti’s Mere Gets Judged
The judge becomes the judged as MasterChef: The Professionals star New Zealander Monica Galetti opens her own restaurant Mere in Fitzrovia, London. The Evening Standard books a table.”As…
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Fashion | Women’s Wear Daily
17 March 2017
Maggie Hewitt’s Collection Taps Cool-Girl Charm
Twenty-two-year-old Auckland fashion designer Maggie Hewitt, the first New Zealander to be shortlisted for the LVMH Prize, has just released the third…
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Taste | Islington Gazette
16 March 2017
Forager Shane Harrison Finds Dinner in London
Shane Harrison, a New Zealander who came to London in 2002 via Ireland, has opened two restaurants, Shane’s on Canalside and Shane’s on Chatsworth. Harrison has…
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Fashion | Nylon
16 March 2017
Lonely’s Latest Campaign Embraces Beauty Of Ageing
As New Zealand-based label Lonely continues to break down barriers in the world of lingerie, they’re back with another powerful campaign for…
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Sport General | New Zealand Herald
16 March 2017
Getting to Know NZ Explorer Helen Thayer
Helen Thayer left New Zealand in 1961 after marrying American helicopter pilot Bill, first living in Guatemala and Honduras, before settling in the United States. But, interviewed…
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