EDGE #289: Kiwis in Spotlights: Jacinda Ardern One of World’s Most Powerful Women, Manta5 Pedal-Electric Hydrofoil + Flight of the Conchords UK Tour ++ more

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Politics and Economics | Forbes
06 November 2017
Jacinda Ardern One of World’s Most Powerful Women
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made the Forbes 2017 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list, coming in at No 38.

The 2017 list identifies a new generation of icons, game-changers and gate crashers who are boldly scaling new heights and transforming the world. This…

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Business | Forbes
07 November 2017
World’s Best Airline is Air New Zealand
Aviation safety and product rating site AirlineRatings.com has just come out with its highly anticipated annual list of the best airlines for 2018, and the winner for the fifth…
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Rugby | Telegraph (The)
06 November 2017
All Blacks Prevail Against Barbarians at Twickenham
“New Zealand were always going to be the winners of this frolicsome day out at Twickenham, no matter how the scoreline panned out,” the…
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Cricket | Stuff
07 November 2017
New Zealand Beat India by 40 Runs
Pacer Trent Boult took four wickets to help New Zealand beat India by 40 runs in the second T20 in Rajkot, India. New Zealand levelled the three-match series 1-1 with the comprehensive…
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Business | New Atlas
06 November 2017
Manta5 Pedal-Electric Hydrofoil Takes To The Lake – Or Sea
What’s the aquatic equivalent of the e-bike?  “That’s what New Zealand outdoors entrepreneur Guy Howard-Willis…
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Community/General | Radio New Zealand
03 November 2017
John Campbell Named Top Presenter at Global Radio Awards
“RNZ Checkpoint presenter John Campbell has been named Presenter of the Year at the prestigious Association for International…
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Business | New Zealand Herald
08 November 2017
Icebreaker Cuts Deal with VF Corporation
Merino wool clothing retailer Icebreaker, founded by New Zealander Jeremy Moon 22 years ago, has been sold to US-based VF Corporation, which owns The North Face, Timberland and…
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Film & TV | Huffington Post (The)
07 November 2017
Gaylene Preston’s Year With Helen Clark
When Helen Clark ran for the post of UN Secretary-General in 2016, Gaylene Preston was by her side. The New Zealand filmmaker, who initially contacted Clark about documenting her…
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Film & TV | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
03 November 2017
Melanie Lynskey on Finding Her Feet in Hollywood
New Zealander Melanie Lynskey​ is the star of Castle Rock, but it’s not in her nature to act like one, so between takes, she hangs out with the extras…
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Theatre | Independent (The)
02 November 2017
Flight of the Conchords Announce UK Tour Dates
Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are back, and will tour the UK and Ireland in March 2018 for the first time in more than seven…
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Music | Mixmag
04 November 2017
Sapling Records to Plants Trees for Albums Sold
New Zealand drum ‘n’ bass/ambient producer Fis, real name Oliver Peryman, has a focus on reforestation through music. His new label Sapling Records is…
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Music | Rolling Stone
03 November 2017
Bones Hillman On Great Circle Midnight Oil Tour
For Bones Hillman, the New Zealander who replaced Midnight Oil bassist Peter Gifford in 1987, The Great Circle “has been more than a tour. It’s…
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Science/Tech | Fortune
02 November 2017
Primer’s Sean Gourley Takes the Load off Humans
New Zealander Sean Gourley, the founder and CEO of Primer, a 2.5-year-old, previously media-shy startup that uses artificial intelligence algorithms to…
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New Zealand | Lonely Planet
04 November 2017
Dig This an Invercargill Playground for Adults
“A New Zealand attraction has just opened that will allow you to rip, push and pull to your heart’s content using heavy machinery. Dig This Invercargill…
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New Zealand | Guardian (The)
05 November 2017
Chills and Thrills in the Top of the South
From alpine lakes to sunken valleys, the South Island serves up seven days of astounding scenery, adrenaline adventures and great food; the Guardian’s Nikki Marshall and…
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Design | Architectural Digest
05 November 2017
Keeping Bespoke Designs in the Wickstead Family
When New Zealand-born designer Emilia Wickstead’s mother and business partner, Angela Wickstead, quietly launched a bespoke linen company last year, it…
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