#EDGE 257: Phil Keoghan’s LE RIDE Tours USA, Bruce Connew’s Body of Work, Dunedin’s Big Scottish Heritage + China Honors Rewi Alley ++ more

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Film & TV | Salt Lake Tribune (The)
04 April 2017
Phil Keoghan’s LE RIDE Tours USA
Phil Keoghan, New Zealander extraordinaire, host of ten-time Emmy Award-winning show The Amazing Race, travels the U.S. in April to screen his critically-acclaimed documentary feature film LE RIDE.

LE RIDE recently screened at SXSW, was the second highest grossing…

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Politics and Economics | Xinhua
04 April 2017
China Honours the Spirit of Rewi Alley
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s just-concluded visit to New Zealand has charted the future of the two countries’ “special” relations, with the spirit of New Zealander Rewi Alley…
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Agriculture | TVNZ
03 April 2017
Farmer Eric Watson Smashes Wheat Growing Record
Ashburton farmer Eric Watson has broken the world record for the greatest wheat yield, with a “staggering” 16.91-tonnes/ha crop that left the current…
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Education | Guardian (The)
29 March 2017
Dunedin School Offers Same Uniform to All
Dunedin North Intermediate has abolished gendered uniforms for its pupils and replaced them with shorts, a kilt and trousers that can be worn by either sex. The move came after…
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Arts | Americansuburbx
03 April 2017
Bruce Connew’s Body of Work Stirs Superlatives
Photographers are snipers, no question, and Bruce Connew – journalist, artist, documentarian – is an exemplar. Paint yourself into the background,…
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New Zealand | Daily Trojan
04 April 2017
Pasifika Festival Enlightens US Student
American university student Hailey Tucker questioned her own cultural identity when she attended Auckland’s recent Pasifika Festival.”As much as studying abroad has taught me…
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Nature | CBS News
01 April 2017
Kea’s Laughter Positively Contagious
New Zealand’s alpine parrot the kea has become the first non-mammal to show signs of contagious “laughter,” according to a study published in the journal Current Biology.Kea…
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Film & TV | philly.com
02 April 2017
Ambition Got Niki Caro to Where She Is Today
Picturing yourself as a successful movie director – then getting there – is notoriously tough for a woman in the United States, the epicentre of the movie…
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Film & TV | Toronto Star
03 April 2017
Riverdale Is a Guilt-Free Pleasure to Watch
“‘Archie got hot – he has abs now!’ An actual line in the pilot episode of Riverdale,” which is Toronto Star columnist Shinan Govani’s latest innocent viewing…
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Film & TV | Stuff
01 April 2017
Nathalie Boltt Joins KJ Apa in Riverdale
Wellington-based actress Nathalie Boltt has been missing fish and chips on the beach with her husband and son. The Riverdale star (she plays Penelope Blossom) is originally from…
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Community/General | Daily Advertiser (The)
02 April 2017
How Surfing Saved Grant Trebilco’s Life
Four years ago, New Zealand-born Sydneysider Grant Trebilco combined his love for surfing with mental health, and founded a non-profit movement known as OneWave, which runs…
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Visual Arts | London Review of Books
31 March 2017
David Low’s Churchill Cartoons Live On
New Zealander David Low, “who became Winston Churchill’s favourite cartoonist”, is included in a new book documenting the iconic images of Britain’s wartime…
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War & Peace | New Zealand Herald
31 March 2017
NZ Soldier at Heart of Bloody Struggle Against Isis
In the heart of Baghdad, a formerly unnamed New Zealander living in a shipping container in a military compound is involved in the campaign…
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Community/General | Scotsman (The)
01 April 2017
Dunedin’s Big Scottish Heritage
“In Dunedin today, there is no shortage of reminders of the first Scots who settled in this part of New Zealand 169 years ago last week and wove themselves into the fabric of the country,” Alison…
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Community/General | Fiji Sun
30 March 2017
Role Model Farah Khan Serves Legal Advice
Fijian-born lawyer Farah Khan, 34, who is based in Auckland, has found her niche in life, Shahani Mala reports for the Fiji Sun. After spending 11 years dealing with the legal…
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Nature | Voice of America
30 March 2017
Data Shows How Powerful Quake Shifted Parts of NZ
New data, including satellite radar imagery, shows that parts of the South Island moved 5m closer to the North Island during last November’s 7.8…
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Taste | London Evening Standard
31 March 2017
Adam Andrews Adding Colour to London’s Bagels
“From beetroot bagels to green galettes, bread is brightening up [in London],” says the Evening Standard’s Phoebe Luckhurst, “and it all started…
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Film & TV | Guardian (The)
30 March 2017
Deliberating on the Taika-Esqueness of Thor
Hunt for the Wilderpeople director Taika Waititi talks to the Guardian about joining the Marvel universe with his interpretation of Thor, which is due out in the United…
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Taste | Guardian (The)
29 March 2017
How Chef Margot Henderson Cooked and Parented
New Zealand-born Margot Henderson is one of five professional cooks featured in the Guardian discussing how having kids changed their lives, in the kitchen and at…
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