#227: Hurricanes, Local Eateries, Accidents, Blunders & Calamities, Chris Amon, Aaradhna, Astrophotography Prize + NZ Chardonnay and more ++

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 10 August 2016 | #227 | New York
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Rugby | Telegraph (The)
08 August 2016
Hurricanes Clinch 2016 Super Rugby Title
“After 20 years of waiting, Hurricanes fly-half Beauden Barrett dived on a loose ball with little over 11 minutes remaining to score the winning try and secure his side’s first Super Rugby title with a 20-3 victory over South Africa’s Lions [at Westpac Stadium in…

Taste | Monocle
08 August 2016
Top Local Eateries Make International List
Auckland restaurant Ortolana and Wellington’s Olive are included in Monocle’s annual journal The Escapist’s 2016 Restaurant Awards, a list of 50 establishments from…
Film & TV | If (magazine)
04 August 2016
‘Accidents, Blunders & Calamities’ Wins Best Animated Film at Comic-Con
Kiwi short film Accidents, Blunders and Calamities produced by students…
Obituaries | Toronto Star
09 August 2016
Fond Farewell to Formula 1 Hero Chris Amon
Chris Amon, regarded as one of the best Formula One racing car drivers of his generation, has died in Rotorua at age 73. Toronto Star “Wheels” editor Norris McDonald…
Music | Guardian (The)
07 August 2016
Aaradhna: Brown Girl Review
Sometimes you hear a song and “you feel the passion, dance the groove and, for a split second, the world makes glorious sense. Affirmation, validation; that’s all many of us are seeking.” Among “the warm old…
Arts | Mashable
05 August 2016
Kiwi Photographers Shortlisted in Astrophotography Prize
New Zealand photographers Andrew Caldwell (Napier), Lee Cook (Mackenzie District) and Stephen Voss (Invercargill) have been…
News | South China Morning Post
06 August 2016
NZ Chardonnays Taking on Burgundy
New Zealand chardonnays can be a great substitute for expensive burgundies, as reported in the South China Morning Post. In a New Zealand vs Burgundy blind tasting in London last year, Kumeu River…
New Zealand | Monocle
10 August 2016
Escape to Wellington Where Life’s a Breeze
Wellington is one of 10 cities to feature in Monocle’s annual “journal of places less explored,” The Escapist. The New Zealand capital is home to incomparable…
Film & TV | Guardian (The)
09 August 2016
DJ Zane Lowe Queues Up His Summer Faves
From a moody duet to a Mac Miller joyful four-on-the-floor groove, Auckland-born DJ, producer and poptimist Zane Lowe shares the songs he’s got queued up this summer for the…
Sport General | Ironman
09 August 2016
Triathlete Aaron Fleming Defies the Odds
Blenheim-born Aaron Fleming, 32, will line-up for his eighth Ironman start in Malaysia this November achieving his triathlon goals despite suffering from a collapsed lung…
Community/General | Daily Mail
07 August 2016
How To Dad Shows Parents How to Get Out the Door With Kids In The Morning
“When you have young children in tow, getting fed, dressed and on the road in…
Design | Daily Mail
05 August 2016
Isaac Burrough Concept Catamaran a Luxury Statement
New Zealand-born designer Isaac Burrough has inaugurated a new yacht design studio in Amsterdam with the release of a 60m sailing catamaran…
Dance | Globe and Mail (The)
05 August 2016
Ballet World’s Rising Star Harrison James
Some dancers take more than a decade to rise through the ranks of a professional ballet company. Others, such as the New Zealand-born Harrison James, manage a swift…
Music | Rolling Stone
04 August 2016
MAALA Rolls out Debut Album Composure
The past few years has seen Aucklander Evan Sinton, better known as MAALA, transform from New Zealand’s Got Talent star to brooding, mysterious electronic artist. With his debut album…
Writers | Guardian (The)
04 August 2016
Poet Hera Lyndsay Bird Speaks to a Generation
Millions are turning to poetry in response to a year of troubling news stories – with previously excluded voices, like Thames-born writer Hera Lyndsay Bird…
Music | Lusaka Times
03 August 2016
Singer Mukuka Musowa Keeping Her Roots Close
Hamilton singer-songwriter Mukuka Musowa, 22, talks to Zambia’s Lusaka Times about her latest single “Just Fine”, her musical inspirations, and New Zealand…
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