EDGE #367 National Geographic On An Epic Drive Through New Zealand + 12 Stories

EDGE #367 National Geographic On An Epic Drive Through New Zealand + 12 Stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 14 June 2019 | #367 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a …

Arthur Lydiard

Arthur Lydiard

Arthur Lydiard invented jogging - the method of building up physical fitness by gradually increasing stamina. Lydiard's methods trained New Zealand’s greatest track athletes, and helped propel New Zealand to the top of world middle-distance running…

Jack Lovelock

Jack Lovelock

The first New Zealander to win Olympic gold, Jack Lovelock was an enigmatic achiever whose running style was 'artistic' in grace. His spectacular win at the 1936 Berlin Olympics began a rich history of achievement in New Zealand athletics …

Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary

He explored places no man had gone before, conquered Everest and captured a world’s imagination. Yet where others would have been content to bask in their achievements, Sir Edmund Hillary began a lifetime…

Godfrey Bowen

Godfrey Bowen

New Zealand’s shearers are known throughout the world for their skill and toughness. Only one has been invited to Buckingham Palace, appeared on late night American television and been honoured by the leader of the Soviet Union...

Jean Batten

Jean Batten

Jean Batten stood for adventure, daring and exploration. She was the manifestation of triumph and hope through the dark days of the depression. In 1934 she smashed the world record between England and Australia by six days…