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

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 09 May 2020 | #401 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington)and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive of …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 30 April 2020 | #400 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 23 April 2020 | #399 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 10 April 2020 | #398 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York) See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

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 abroad, in her UN role, so …

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

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 03 April 2020 | #397 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

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, taught me to read the street. …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 19 March 2020 | #396 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 04 March 2020 | #395 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington)and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive of …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 28 February 2020 | #394 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 14 February 2020 | #393 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 31 January 2020 | #392 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 24 January 2020 | #391 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 15 January 2020 | #390 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 09 January 2020 | #389 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

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

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 19 December 2019 | #389 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive of …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 05 December 2019 | #388 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York. See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

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

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 21 November 2019 | #386 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story …

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

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 13 November 2019 | #385 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 24 October 2019 | #384 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 09 October 2019 | #383 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 03 October 2019 | #382 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnisde (New York). See all stories and a …

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

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 25 September 2019 | #381 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 15,000 …

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

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

NZEDGE Newsletter     News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 19 September 2019 | #380 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See …

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

    News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 04 September 2019 | #379 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories …

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

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

    News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 28 August 2019 | #378 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and …

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 for him “Sione” into …

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

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

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 22 August 2019 | #377 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside. See all stories and a 16,000 …

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

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

    News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 14 August 2019 | #376 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and …

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 Mary?” Having driven from Timaru to …

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

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

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 07 August 2019 | #375 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a …

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

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

    News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 01 August 2019 | #374 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and …

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

    News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 24 July 2019 | #373 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and …

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

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 18 July 2019 | #372 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 6,000 …

EDGE #371 Black Caps Fire Into Final + 12 stories

EDGE #371 Black Caps Fire Into Final + 12 stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 10 July 2019 | #371 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a …

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 Auckland. These deportees have brought with …

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 risk’ Harlem youth, at the Harlem …

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

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 03 July 2019 | #370 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnisde (New York). See all stories and a …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 26 June 2019 | #369 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a …

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

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 19 June 2019 | #368 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a …

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 …

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

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 07 June 2019 | #366 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a …

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

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 31 May 2019 | #365 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a …

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

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 23 May 2019 | #364 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 15,000 …

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 speaks of values, loyalty, courage, and timing: when to which. …

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

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 15 May 2019 | #363 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside and Maria Pazos (New York). See all 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

This week our newsletter features New Zealand's global news makers in The Guardian, The Times, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, Bloomberg and Lonely Planet.

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 01 May 2019 | #361 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a 15,000 …

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

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 23 April 2019 | #360 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 18 April 2019 | #359 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Henrike Forschler (Frankfurt). See all stories and a 14,000 story …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 10 April 2019 | #358 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Henrike Forschler (Frankfurt). See all stories and a 14,000 story …

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

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

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 03 April 2019 | #357 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Henrike Forschler (Frankfurt). See all stories and a 14,000 …

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 thought, “that terrible event could have …

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

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 27 March 2019 | #356 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Henrike Forschler (Frankfurt). See all stories and a 14,000 story …

EDGE #355: New Zealand In Mourning: Global News Commentary About Christchurch Mosque Massacre + 18 stories

EDGE #355: New Zealand In Mourning: Global News Commentary About Christchurch Mosque Massacre + 18 stories

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 20 March 2019 | #355 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Henrike Forschler (Frankfurt). See all stories and a 14,000 …

That Guy John Wareham

That Guy John Wareham

Some years ago I had a ring from Saatchi & Saatchi chief Kevin Roberts, a man I’ve always found to be inspirational, generous, and unflinchingly courageous. Seems a New York friend of Kevin’s, a guy called John Wareham, had run …