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Calling All Change Agents

Calling All Change Agents

In the mid 1980’s when the Whakatu meatworks closed we ran a programme at Waiohiki to support workers made redundant by the extraordinary restructuring of our economy. Men and women who previously had been…

EDGE #402 – New Zealand “The New Leader of the Free World” + 21 other storie

EDGE #402 – New Zealand “The New Leader of the Free World” + 21 other storie

EDGE #401 – New Zealand Will Be Waiting for You + 12 other stories

EDGE #401 – New Zealand Will Be Waiting for You + 12 other stories

EDGE #400 – The Economist: What Next for New Zealand’s Economy? + 12 other stories

EDGE #400 – The Economist: What Next for New Zealand’s Economy? + 12 other stories

EDGE #399 – New Zealand One of World’s Most Resilient Economies +12 other stories

EDGE #399 – New Zealand One of World’s Most Resilient Economies +12 other stories

EDGE #398 – Te Whaea: Our Lady of Aotearoa by Denis O’Reilly +12 other stories

EDGE #398 – Te Whaea: Our Lady of Aotearoa by Denis O’Reilly +12 other stories

Te Whaea: Our Lady of Aotearoa

Te Whaea: Our Lady of Aotearoa

By Denis O’Reilly. Late last year I attended the unveiling for the late Hon. Parekura Horomia. Helen Clark gave a panegyric for her deceased acolyte. At the time of the tangihana itself, Helen was…

EDGE #397 – PM Jacinda Ardern Inspires Across Planet + 20 other stories

EDGE #397 – PM Jacinda Ardern Inspires Across Planet + 20 other stories

Ruby Princess and the Great Discontinuity

Ruby Princess and the Great Discontinuity

Denis O’Reilly is a New Zealand community leader and activist. This is his 91st essay for nzedge.com. My time as a bouncer on the door at Ali Baba’s in Cuba St Wellington, circa 1975,…

EDGE #396 – Charles Ma, City Maker, Leads Thinking in Knight Frank City Wellbeing Index + 12 Other Stories

EDGE #396 – Charles Ma, City Maker, Leads Thinking in Knight Frank City Wellbeing Index + 12 Other Stories

EDGE #395 – Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira named Kiwibank’s New Zealander of the Year + 12 Other Stories

EDGE #395 – Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira named Kiwibank’s New Zealander of the Year + 12 Other Stories

EDGE #394 – J.Lo’s Choreographer Parris Goebel Hidden MVP at the Super Bowl + 18 Other Stories

EDGE #394 – J.Lo’s Choreographer Parris Goebel Hidden MVP at the Super Bowl + 18 Other Stories

EDGE #393 – “Favorite Weirdo” Taika Waititi Wins Oscar Glory for Jojo Rabbit + 18 other stories

EDGE #393 – “Favorite Weirdo” Taika Waititi Wins Oscar Glory for Jojo Rabbit + 18 other stories

EDGE #392 New Zealand Least Corrupt Country in the World + 15 other stories

EDGE #392 New Zealand Least Corrupt Country in the World + 15 other stories

EDGE #391 – Jacinda Ardern is Pacific Person of the year + 12 other stories

EDGE #391 – Jacinda Ardern is Pacific Person of the year + 12 other stories

EDGE #390 – Lorde’s Smash Hit Royals Defines a Decade + 12 other stories

EDGE #390 – Lorde’s Smash Hit Royals Defines a Decade + 12 other stories

EDGE #389 – How Uni Dropout Nick Mowbray Built a Toy Empire + 15 other stories

EDGE #389 – How Uni Dropout Nick Mowbray Built a Toy Empire + 15 other stories

EDGE #388 – Jojo Rabbit Star Thomasin McKenzie in Demand + 18 other stories

EDGE #388 – Jojo Rabbit Star Thomasin McKenzie in Demand + 18 other stories

EDGE #387 – Four-day Work Week At A Tipping Point, Says Andrew Barnes + 18 other storiesThe latest news for you

EDGE #387 – Four-day Work Week At A Tipping Point, Says Andrew Barnes + 18 other storiesThe latest news for you

EDGE #386 – New Zealand’s Bird of the Year is the Hoiho + 12 other stories

EDGE #386 – New Zealand’s Bird of the Year is the Hoiho + 12 other stories

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EDGE #385 – New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law + 12 stories

EDGE #385 – New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law + 12 stories

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EDGE #384 – New Zealand the Small Country that Keeps on Top + 18 other stories

EDGE #384 – New Zealand the Small Country that Keeps on Top + 18 other stories

EDGE #383 – Dan Carter Explains New Zealand’s Cup Success + 12 other stories

EDGE #383 – Dan Carter Explains New Zealand’s Cup Success + 12 other stories

EDGE #382 – Why Ihumātao Truly is a Piece of New Zealand’s Soul +12 other stories

EDGE #382 – Why Ihumātao Truly is a Piece of New Zealand’s Soul +12 other stories

EDGE #381 – Joseph Michael Lights Up UN with Climate Messages + 15 other

EDGE #381 – Joseph Michael Lights Up UN with Climate Messages + 15 other

EDGE #380 – Wellington Has Treats Around Every Corner + 18 other stories

EDGE #380 – Wellington Has Treats Around Every Corner + 18 other stories

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EDGE #379: NZ Features in Time’s World’s Greatest Places List + 12 other stories

EDGE #379: NZ Features in Time’s World’s Greatest Places List + 12 other stories

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EDGE #378: Allbirds Co-Founder Tim Brown Talks Travel + 12 Stories

EDGE #378: Allbirds Co-Founder Tim Brown Talks Travel + 12 Stories

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Haere Ra Petera. Open Letter to Mr Craig Little, Mayor of Wairoa, and his Hawke’s Bay fellows.

Haere Ra Petera. Open Letter to Mr Craig Little, Mayor of Wairoa, and his Hawke’s Bay fellows.

Dear Matua Craig,   Late last evening I stood at the hospital bedside of my young Hawke’s Bay Black Power brother Petera Smith. He was in a coma and on life support. I whispered my nickname…

EDGE #377: ABs Deliver Bledisloe Pain With Wallaby Whitewash + 12 Stories

EDGE #377: ABs Deliver Bledisloe Pain With Wallaby Whitewash + 12 Stories

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EDGE #376: Thomasin McKenzie Chats to Vanity Fair + 12 Stories

EDGE #376: Thomasin McKenzie Chats to Vanity Fair + 12 Stories

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Herbs And Freedom Songs For The New Revolution

Herbs And Freedom Songs For The New Revolution

I’ve just returned from a full-on weekend in Auckland. I originally come from Timaru. My father used to say, on learning that I’d been in that city, “Did you call in on your aunt…

EDGE #375: Power Inclusion Summit Attracts More Big Film Name + 12 Stories

EDGE #375: Power Inclusion Summit Attracts More Big Film Name + 12 Stories

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EDGE #374: Rose Matafeo’s Comedic Rise to the BBC + 12 Stories

EDGE #374: Rose Matafeo’s Comedic Rise to the BBC + 12 Stories

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EDGE #373 Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100 “Tales Of Man On Mission” + 12 Stories

EDGE #373 Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100 “Tales Of Man On Mission” + 12 Stories

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EDGE #372 Grace Stratton an InStyle Badass Woman for 2019 + 12 Stories

EDGE #372 Grace Stratton an InStyle Badass Woman for 2019 + 12 Stories

EDGE #371 Black Caps Fire Into Final + 12 stories

EDGE #371 Black Caps Fire Into Final + 12 stories

Treat Auckland Gun Violence as Contagion, Phil.

Treat Auckland Gun Violence as Contagion, Phil.

Mayor Phil Goff is correct that the dislocation of expelled, Australian-raised, criminally minded, New Zealanders, back to Aotearoa has acted as a violent force majeure on already marginalized communities of the poor, particularly in…

New Zealander Leads Transformational New York Symposium For Ex-Offenders And ‘At Risk’ Harlem Youth

New Zealander Leads Transformational New York Symposium For Ex-Offenders And ‘At Risk’ Harlem Youth

Recently announced United States Democratic Congressional Contender Richard Habersham enlisted New Zealander John Wareham, who splits his time between New Zealand and New York, to lead an oversubscribed weekend retreat for ex-offenders and ‘at…

EDGE #370 Top Chef Ben Shewry Rewriting Bush Tucker Menu + 12 Stories

EDGE #370 Top Chef Ben Shewry Rewriting Bush Tucker Menu + 12 Stories

EDGE #369 “The Maori Model” Hailed As Investment Blueprint For Reconciliation (Bloomberg) + 12 Stories

EDGE #369 “The Maori Model” Hailed As Investment Blueprint For Reconciliation (Bloomberg) + 12 Stories

EDGE #368 Taika Waititi Gives Vampire Film New Life + 12 Stories

EDGE #368 Taika Waititi Gives Vampire Film New Life + 12 Stories

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

EDGE #366 Inside Peter Jackson’s Personal Memorabilia Vault + 12 Stories

EDGE #366 Inside Peter Jackson’s Personal Memorabilia Vault + 12 Stories

EDGE #365 On the Anniversary of Ernest Rutherford’s Find + 12 stories

EDGE #365 On the Anniversary of Ernest Rutherford’s Find + 12 stories

EDGE #364 Climate Change A Critical Issue – NZ US Ambassador + 18 Stories

EDGE #364 Climate Change A Critical Issue – NZ US Ambassador + 18 Stories

Review: Marilyn Waring The Political Years

Review: Marilyn Waring The Political Years

Marilyn Waring’s forensic record of her Parliamentary career (Marilyn Waring: The Political Years Bridget Williams Books) is a layered work, a primer in the travails of Aotearoa’s parliamentary democracy. It…

EDGE #363 Virgin CEO Josh Bayliss Reflects on Climate Action + 18 Stories

EDGE #363 Virgin CEO Josh Bayliss Reflects on Climate Action + 18 Stories

EDGE #362 Liddell Says U.S. Government Digital Assets Vital for Unleashing Innovation + 18 stories

EDGE #362 Liddell Says U.S. Government Digital Assets Vital for Unleashing Innovation + 18 stories

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EDGE #361 New Zealand’s Best Beaches Too Stunning for Words + 15 Stories

EDGE #361 New Zealand’s Best Beaches Too Stunning for Words + 15 Stories

EDGE #360 Jacinda Ardern One of World’s Greatest Leaders + 15 Stories

EDGE #360 Jacinda Ardern One of World’s Greatest Leaders + 15 Stories

EDGE #359: Air New Zealand Voted Australia’s Most Trusted Brand + 15 stories

EDGE #359: Air New Zealand Voted Australia’s Most Trusted Brand + 15 stories

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EDGE #358: Six Kiwis Make Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019 + 18 stories

EDGE #358: Six Kiwis Make Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019 + 18 stories

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EDGE #357: New Zealand’s Engaged Diaspora an Asset + 15 stories

EDGE #357: New Zealand’s Engaged Diaspora an Asset + 15 stories

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Salam Alaikum. Patience Required

Salam Alaikum. Patience Required

Salaam Alaikum. Peace be upon us all. Aotearoa is experiencing an extended tangi. Like any such event emotions ebb and flow, sneak up on you, get you when you are not looking. A frightening…

EDGE #356: “The Roots of Jacinda Ardern’s Extraordinary Leadership” The New Yorker + 18 stories

EDGE #356: “The Roots of Jacinda Ardern’s Extraordinary Leadership” The New Yorker + 18 stories

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