EDGE #269: Praise for Lorde’s Melodrama, The All Blacks’ First Family, Rob Pearson Wins With Budweiser Commercial + New Zealand’s Beauty ++ more

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 23 June 2017 | #269 | New York
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Music | New Yorker (The)
20 June 2017
Melodrama Wins High Praise Across the Planet
Lorde’s sophomore studio album Melodrama has been released and critics throughout the world are singing the 20-year-old’s praises. In the New Yorker, reviewer Carrie Battan writes that it is “difficult to say whether Lorde initiated a sea change or merely foresaw one, but the pop scene – particularly for women…

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America’s Cup | Guardian (The)
20 June 2017
Innovation Helps Emirates Team New Zealand Take 3-0 Lead In America’s Cup
“Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand are threatening to sail — and cycle — away with the America’s Cup,” as reported in an article in The Guardian…
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Golf | Greenville Sun (The)
19 June 2017
Top Hitter Phillis Meti Swings Big in Tennessee
One of the newcomers to this year’s World Long Drive competition was New Zealander Phillis Meti, 30, who was the first female to compete in the Laughlin Memorial Hospital…
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Rugby | Guardian (The)
19 June 2017
All Blacks Thrash Samoa 78-0
“The All Blacks were at their sublime best in a 78-0 drubbing of Samoa that will have the Lions hoping the losers had an off night. Otherwise the tourists face a daunting task here in [this] week’s first Test…
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Politics & Economics | Guardian (The)
20 June 2017
Helen Clark Hit Her First Glass Ceiling at the UN
Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark says the rejection of her bid to become the next UN secretary general was a blow for women, but the security council weren’t looking…
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Community/General | Guardian (The)
21 June 2017
Taika Waititi Tackles Tiny Racists
New Zealand has hauled in its biggest stars in an effort to crack down on rising levels of racism in our famously peaceful South Pacific nation. Hollywood director and New Zealander of the year Taika Waititi…
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Rugby | iNews
23 June 2017
Behind the Scenes of the All Blacks’ First Family
The Barrett brothers have become the first trio of brothers to play together for the world’s most consistently successful sports team, New Zealand’s All Blacks. …
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Arts | D&AD
19 June 2017
Rob Pearson Wins Wooden Pencil for Budweiser Commercial
Hayden Martis’ Fallon Falloff Bowl collections have been featured in Minimalissimo Magazine as “a beautiful addition to any considered…
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Design | Designers Institute for New Zealand
16 June 2017
New Zealanders Win at Good Design Awards Australia
Wellington-based design agency Chrometoaster have won the won the Good Design of the Year Award at the Good Design Awards Australia in Sydney with…
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Visual Art | CNN
16 June 2017
Henry Hargreaves Makes MREs Michelin
Shining a light on the ills of society isn’t usually part of a food photographer’s job spec. But for Henry Hargreaves, it’s a form that can do just that. The New…
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Music | TNT Magazine
21 June 2017
Singer Jon Stevens Hits the London Stage
“Aristocrat of Australian rock, [New Zealand-born] Jon Stevens, kicked off a [recent] five-date tour of London at the legendary 100 Club in Oxford Street,” Russell Higham reports for TNT Magazine.
“The former front man of INXS…
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Music | South Pacific Business Times
22 June 2017
San Luis Obispo Symphony Appoints Andrew Sewell
Andrew Sewell brought his baton to the San Luis Obispo Symphony back in 2016 and now the New Zealand-born conductor is staying put in California…
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Visual Art | Vice
18 June 2017
Cathy Marshall Takes Hot Shots in Death Valley
“[Len] Lye’s story might well have slipped into obscurity had his 18,000-item archive not ended up in a small seaside city on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island,”…
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Business | Telegraph (The)
21 June 2017
Crawford Falconer to Head Post-Brexit Deals
Britain’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has hired New Zealand’s former trade head Crawford Falconer as chief trade negotiation adviser to manage the UK’s free trade deals once the country leave…
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New Zealand | Florida Today
18 June 2017
New Zealand’s Beauty Unmatched
An American college lecturer travels with his wife to New Zealand and found that “while beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” he “found New Zealand to be the most beautiful country” he had ever visited…
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Film & TV | Substream Magazine
22 June 2017
Indie Auteur Taiki Waititi’s Takes on Growing Up
Masculine society is a fragile and insecure thing, and few writers or directors understand that more than New Zealand-born filmmaker Taika Waititi…
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Taste | Broadsheet
22 June 2017
Exploring WA Forests with Chef Jesse Blake
“Shadowing [Jesse] Blake for the morning is a fascinating exercise. Despite his bulging diary, the New Zealand-born chef has made the time to drive from Perth to the south-west (and back) for a day to check in with growers in the region…
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Wine | Drinks Business (The)
17 June 2017
Renegade Winemaker Josh Hammond’s First Vintage
Renegade, a new urban winery in London’s Bethnal Green, co-owned by New Zealand-born winemaker Josh Hammond and London School of Economics graduate Warwick Smith has just launched its first two wines…
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Taste | Independent (The)
17 June 2017
Brunch at Peter Gordon’s Providores
“Marylebone is certainly a nice place to be on a weekend morning – especially if the sun’s out – with its beautiful shop fronts and stylish eateries, it feels very civilised. Making it even better is The Providores…
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