EDGE #318: NZ Female Cricketers Make World’s Best List, Queen Names Catherine Healy a Dame, Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines + Scientists Breeding Low-Emission Sheep + +

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 13 June 2018 | #318 | New York
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Cricket | Guardian (The)
06 June 2018
NZ Female Cricketers Make World’s Best List
A Guardian newspaper panel of 15 experts compiled a list of the globe’s top 20 greatest female players, which includes Dunedin-born Suzie Bates (pictured), 30, Christchurch-born Amy Satterthwaite, 31, and Sophie Devine, 28, from Wellington.

“White Ferns captain extraordinaire, Bates (No 2)…

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Sport General | Forbes
11 June 2018
Steven Adams One of World’s Highest Paid Athletes
New Zealander Steven Adams, 24, professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the National Basketball Association (NBA), has made the annual Forbes World’s Highest Paid Athletes list…
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Community/General | Washington Post
11 June 2018
The Queen Names Activist Catherine Healy a Dame
Catherine Healy, 62, a founder of the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective, was instrumental in helping this country become the first to decriminalise prostitution in 2003. After 30 years of…
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Politics and Economics | Vancouver Sun
13 June 2018
NZ Gives BC Lesson on Proportional Representation
When New Zealand pitched a switch to proportional representation in the early 1990s, it triggered a wave of conjecture and confusion similar to what British Columbia in Canada is…
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War & Peace | Asia Times
12 June 2018
Korean War Vet Returns to Battlefield
Snapshots of the 1950s are seared into veterans’ memories: South Korea then was an economic basket case, a devastated land of burned-down villages, desperate poverty and denuded hills. Andrew Salmon from the…
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Community/General | Guardian (The)
07 June 2018
Will New Zealand’s Mount Taranaki ‘Living Person’ Status Bring Respect?
“Recognition is something Māori communities have been campaigning for over 150 years. In 2013, they achieved a landmark ruling when the Te Urewera…
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Te Ao Maori | Smithsonian
08 June 2018
Early Māori Village Found in Gisborne Tells Story
While much early Māori history is documented through songs and stories – from tales of Kupe, who Māori consider to be the first adventurer to navigate to New Zealand to the deep…
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Business | Daily Express
07 June 2018
Rock Up’s Aaran Eade’s UK Climbing Walls a Hit
After growing 87 per cent year-on-year, sales of £2.5 million are expected for the British indoor climbing centre Rock Up in 2018, four years after climber, New Zealander Aaran Eade teamed up with private equity expert Heidi Duckworth to launch a…
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Business | Guardian (The)
11 June 2018
NZ Radio Station That Wants Listeners to Switch Off
“John Watson is the first to admit that his DJ skills put people to sleep. Luckily for him, that is the point,” writes Charles Anderson in an article for The Guardian. “Instead of seeking an engaged listenership, Watson wants those who tune into his…
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New Zealand | Surfer
09 June 2018
Chasing Waves on a 13,000km Motorbike Trip
In March, Byron Bay friends Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell travelled throughout New Zealand on motorbikes looking for the country’s best surf spots. Surfer magazine caught up with the pair for a synopsis of how the trip went down. “Ishka and I had…
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Film & TV | Hollywood Reporter
09 June 2018
London’s Calling in First Trailer for Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines
The first full trailer for Peter Jackson-produced Mortal Engines has been released, reports Abid Rahman for The Hollywood Reporter. In the trailer the city of London is “causing all sorts of global…
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Film & TV | Sydney Morning Herald
06 June 2018
Breaking up Is Easy for Sami and van Beek
Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek’s film The Breaker Upperers has opened strongly in New Zealand after warm-hearted reviews at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. This week, their comedy opens the Sydney Film Festival…
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Film & TV | Comingsoon.net
08 June 2018
Yoson An Cast in Mulan Live-Action Movie
“New Zealander Yosan An has joined Disney’s live-action movie Mulan as the main love interest Chen Hongui opposite Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal Liu) who is playing Hua Mulan,” reports Kylie Hemmert for Comingsoon…
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New Zealand | Lonely Planet
10 June 2018
Dramatic Ocean Views from the Olive House
“If you are looking for an opulent getaway that shows off New Zealand’s epic landscapes, a former olive press building has now been converted into a luxury lodge with 360-degree views of the Kaikoura mountain range and coast,” Alex Butler writes for Lonely Planet Travel News…
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New Zealand | Robb Report
09 June 2018
Wanderlust-Inspiring Luxury New Zealand Hotels
“With its unparalleled natural beauty, innovative culinary scene, and unique luxury accommodation, there is no mystery as to why New Zealand has become the destination of choice for some of the world’s most…
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New Zealand | Forbes
10 June 2018
Fiordland – “Intricate Web of Glacier-Carved Waterways”
New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park has been featured in a Forbes article which highlights “some of the most popular parks in the world.” Duncan Madden reports. “Like much of its native New Zealand…
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Science/Tech | Radio New Zealand
12 June 2018
NZ DNA Software Helps Conviction in US Court Case
New Zealand DNA testing software known as ‘STRmix’ “has helped United States prosecutors secure a murder conviction in a Brooklyn courtroom.” Radio New Zealand reports. STRmix untangles complex mixtures of DNA from minute…
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Agriculture | ABC News
06 June 2018
Regulator Grant Barnes Minding a Precious Resource
Grant Barnes is a New Zealander who says he has a bit of mongrel in him, and says he would not hesitate in taking on any New South Wales irrigator who is found to be flouting the law, ABC News reports. It will be his job to ensure that irrigators across NSW comply…
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Agriculture | Daily Mail
10 June 2018
Scientists Are Breeding Low-Emission Sheep
“In a bid to tackle climate change, scientists have teamed up with New Zealand farmers to try and make sheep a little less gassy,” writes Joe Pinkstone in an article for the Daily Mail.
“Sheep, much like cows, produce large amounts of methane over the course of their lifetime through…
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Music | DIY Magazine
08 June 2018
On Stage at London’s All Points East with Lorde
New Zealand super star Lorde’s recent performance at London’s inaugural All Points East festival incited “sheer pandemonium”, according to DIY magazine.“Lorde follows [Belgian group Soulwax] on the North…
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Music | The Irish Times
07 June 2018
UMO Frontman Ruban Nielson on Musical Eclecticism
In search of a new direction after three critically acclaimed psychedelic indie rock records, 38-year-old New Zealander Ruban Nielson, frontman of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, took to the road to write…
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Video | Youtube
08 June 2018
Ice Climbing in New Zealand
Hidden Ice is the story of Glen Aspin, Ed Harrison, Jerome Waldron and Dean Aspin, a group of climbers exploring a range in the Southern Alps in search of water ice that forms for 3-4 weeks in the coldest weeks of winter, if at all. Watch it here…
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