EDGE #266: Jane Campion’s China Girl, Roger Donaldson’s Doco McLaren + Why New Zealand Is Your Favourite Country ++ more

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 08 June 2017 | #266 | New York
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Film & TV | IndieWIRE
06 June 2017
Jane Campion’s China Girl is Unforgettable
“Is it a movie? Is it a TV show? Whatever you call it, Jane Campion’s latest is as beautiful and soul-stirring as anything you’ll see this year,” David Ehrlich writes in a “grade A” IndieWire review of Top of the Lake: China Girl, a “highlight of the 2017…

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Te Ao Maori | Vice
06 June 2017
Pania Newton Taking up the Fight for Ihumatao
Pania Newton, 26, a descendant of Ihumatao has been integral in helping to establish Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL Ihumatao), the group at the forefront of the…
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Visual Arts | Guardian (The)
06 June 2017
Susan Te Kahurangi King’s First UK Exhibition Opens
New Zealand artist Susan Te Kahurangi King stopped speaking aged four, and has since communicated only through her acutely detailed…
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Taste | Broadsheet
07 June 2017
Chef Hayden McMillan’s Etta a Melbourne Stand Out
New Zealand-born chef Hayden McMillan recently opened the 80-seat bistro Etta in Melbourne’s Brunswick. Etta is one of four new Melbourne…
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Film & TV | Arts Desk (The)
01 June 2017
Roger Donaldson’s Doco McLaren Filling the Gaps
An Australian who emigrated to New Zealand in 1965, Roger Donaldson, 71, cut his teeth in documentaries and TV before launching into a career in feature…
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News | New York Times (The)
04 June 2017
Kieran Read Makes His Mark as All Blacks Captain
“Kieran Read spent a long time learning from Richie McCaw but he always knew he would have to do things his own way if he was to make his mark as All…
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Community/General | Japan Times (The)
02 June 2017
Nepal Fetes 64th Anniversary Of Everest Conquest
“Nepal’s mountaineering community celebrated the first conquest of Mount Everest 64 years ago on Monday (May 29), as well as this year’s climbing…
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Music | Guardian
05 June 2017
Aldous Harding Review – A Star In The Making
“New Zealand’s latest export is a compellingly theatrical performer of her extraordinary songs,” writes Kitty Empire in an article for The…
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Fashion | Vogue
03 June 2017
Karen Walker Launches Men’s Eyewear With Connan Mockasin
Designer Karen Walker and Connan Mockasin, a “groovy, lively musician” launched Karen Walker’s first eyewear collection…
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Fashion | News.com.au
01 June 2017
Former Beauty Queen Jenni Mortimer Confesses
Aucklander Jenni Mortimer, a digital producer at the New Zealand Herald, and former beauty queen, offers up ten confessions about life on the pageant circuit. And she…
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Sport General | Straits Times (The)
07 June 2017
Horse Trainer Laurie Laxon Heading Home to NZ
Veteran horse handler New Zealander Laurie Laxon, 71, will head home with nothing but fond memories of his time spent in Singapore. Laxon has been a fixture at the…
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Z-Files | Business Insider
03 June 2017
Greg Agnew Invited to Tea With the Queen
Los Angeles-based New Zealander Greg Agnew found a loophole that he says got him an invite to one of the most exclusive events in London – a garden party with the Queen, Prince…
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Taste | San Francisco Chronicle
02 June 2017
No New Zealander Could Be Without It
A “dog-eared friend with a sentimental association read ritually every year seemed not to exist for me,” president and general director of San Francisco male chorus Chanticleer Christine…
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New Zealand | Telegraph (The)
05 June 2017
Why New Zealand Is Your Favourite Country
“It sounds like fake news: ‘There’s a guy near Christchurch, he’s exporting compressed New Zealand air to China. In a canister. With a mask.’ But when I check it out…
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New Zealand | Atlas Obscura
04 June 2017
Rere Rockslide
Rere Rockslide, “just outside the city of Gisborne in New Zealand is an amazing water ride that is not connected to any kind of theme park. It is purely a result of the natural flow of the Wharekopae River, and it is completely free to ride,” reports an…
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Media | i-D
31 May 2017
MTV UK Getting it Georgie Wright
One of the “new generation of MTV talent” is New Zealander Georgie Wright, 22, a news presenter for the broadcaster’s UK channel.Wright, who also works full-time at i-D magazine, moved to London…
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