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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 29 June 2013 | #159 | New York 10010

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New Zealand’s sex work rights model should be considered over Swedish for Canada – Toronto Star
New Zealand looks set to be first country in the world to permit designer drug sales – New Scientist 
New Zealand-US nuclear relations of the 80s “now seen as a relic”; possible return to alliance – The Diplomat
New Zealand a test bed for global tech companies looking to trial latest innovations – Raw Story
New Zealand attracting Australian IT workers, “the perfect storm” for NZ IT sector – Sydney Morning Herald


NZ Rugby Sevens win 11th world title with ‘thrashing’ of Australia – The Age
Bruce McLaren’s vision thriving in Surrey; McLaren: 50 Years of Racing out September – The Times
Daniel Vettori’s “return is great news”; “one last chance to hail the ultimate sporting geek” – Telegraph
Mike White, former elite pitcher,coach turning Oregon softball programme “into a powerhouse” – ESPN
Ali Williams, star All Black lock forward, calls time on 77-match test career – Chicago Tribune
Vern Cotter’s appointed Scotland rugby coach, NZers in charge at 3 of the 4 home nations – Herald Scotland
Raelene Castle, 42, appointed chief executive of Bulldogs; first such role offered to a woman – The Australian
Nic Purcell, Philadelphia lineman, 27, “most improbable player” in team – Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Kieran Read, All Blacks captain, leads NZ to Gallaher Cup victory over France in 500th Test – Bangkok Post
Joe Schmidt “eases his way into the hottest seat in Irish rugby”; new head coach – Belfast Telegraph
All Blacks complete 3-0 series clean sweep with 24-9 win over France in New Plymouth – Irish Examiner


Sir Don McKinnon, former Commonwealth Secretary-General, 2013’s World Class New Zealander – Scoop
Andrew Holden, former Press editor, ‘Friend of NZ’ for services to Canterbury following quakes – The Age
Ren Zhengfei, Huawei Founder, choses New Zealand to speak to media for first time – Wall Street Journal
Graham Appleby, physicist, producing high intensity x-ray beams in Hamburg – The Local
Bamiyan, Afghanistan, fears for its future now its New Zealand protectors have gone – Guardian
Nathan Guy, Minister of Primary Industries, blasts department for NZ meat exports being held up – Scoop
Reserve Bank of NZ’s intervention highlights ‘new direction’ in global currency war – Wall Street Journal
NZ-Indonesia trade imbalance an issue says Indonesian deputy Minister of Trade – Stuff.co.nz
Amnesty International 2013 Global Report condemns high NZ child poverty rate – Amnesty International
Mighty River Power float attracts new investors, but most shares go to just a few – NZ Herald
Ebos Group Ltd. reaches $1.1b deal to buy Australian pharmaceutical supplier, Zuellig – Wall Street Journal
Hillary Step, “crucial part of majestic challenge Everest still poses”; no ladder required – New York Times
Ngati Haua compensated for loss of land; means to now revive legacy of chief Wiremu Tamihana – Al Jazeera
Anna Wilding, founder Kalon Skincare, explains benefits of bee venom –Times of Northwest Indiana
Shotover Jet’s famous rides “amazing blend of technology, adrenaline and skill” – Pasadena Star-News
Neil Berkett, former Virgin Media CEO, named chairman of Guardian Media Group – The Independent
Air New Zealand unveils new silver fern livery to adorn entire fleet by end of ’14 – USA Today
Cantabrians test Google’s latest brainwave, giant balloons emit Internet connections – The Independent
Gregory Burke, CEO Remai Art Gallery, discusses visions for largest gallery in Saskatchewan – Leader-Post
Sir Archibald McIndoe’s treatment of WW2 burns victims groundwork for modern research – The Telegraph
David Thodey, Telstra CEO, on being an Aussie-Kiwi, “truly Trans-Tasman” – Australian Financial Review


Matt Lambert, chef, opens The Musket Room in Manhattan; foie gras bonbons available – New York Times
The Papple, a NZ bred and grown Asian pear cross, makes its dream Californian debut – Los Angeles Times
Marlborough sauvignon blanc wins swathes of awards in US; revives “flagging palates” – Sacramento Bee
Rick Stockley, engineer, 31, moves into vintage Ho Chi Minh home with banana grove – New York Times
Matt Lambert’s The Musket Room, NZ-centric cuisine; winelist beyond usual suspects – Wall Street Journal
New Zealand pinot noir seduces Wall Street Times critic with Antipodean brilliance
Monica Galetti, senior sous chef at Le Gavroche; thanks her mum for the basics – The Independent
Anna Hansen chef proprietor of London’s Modern Pantry has talent for marrying flavours – The Telegraph


Mirek Smisek, NZ’s first independent artistic ceramicist; potter for LOTR; 88 – Prague Daily Monitor
Frank Baldwin, career “marked by innovation and certain amount of controversy”, 82 – Sydney Morning Herald
Michael Baigent, co-author controversial The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, 65 – The Telegraph


Auckland welcomes raft of new bars highlighting local products; nothing to do with orcs – New York Times
Wellington rocked by 7 magnitude earthquake all year; strongest to hit area in 150 years – Smithsonian Mag
Edmund Hillary found refuge from attention following Everest along wild coast of Waitakeres – The Telegraph
New Zealand’s national emblem “the disclaimer form” according to visiting Guardian adventurer
Lake Crucible, Wanaka; challenging climb rewards with views of otherworldly landscapes – Daily Express
Native New Zealand toutouwai have different personalities & recognises people – Xinhua News


Kimbra, singer, 23, wins four Billboard awards – International Business Times
Jenny Banks
, violinist, named second principal at the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig – Otago Daily Times
Sam Wills
, comedian, 34, takes More Tape about the UK; “appeal is universal” – North Devon Journal
The Crescent Moon
: The Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand photographic conversation – Jakarta Globe
Marton Csokas
, 46, plays Russian mafia villain opposite Denzel Washinington in The ExecutiveEmpire
Janet Frame’s
“writing endures, no matter the place”; posthumous collection on shelves – New York Times
The Naked and Famous, NZ techno-pop quintet, ‘have a winning formula’ – San Francisco Examiner
Christopher Small, musicologist; listening to music a two-way ritual – New York Times
Jane Campion, Cannes Film Festival head-judge, announces Short Film winner – Festival-Cannes
Aaradhna, singer, 29, signs with Amy Winehouse label, Republic Records; tours US – ABC Radio Australia
Anna Paquin, 30, grows up and accepts her fate as Sookie in new season True BloodManhattan
Sally Rowe, film-maker, continues to impress with debut documentary A Matter of TasteNew York Times
Owen Merton, Post-Impressionist painter, did some of his best work in Bermuda – Bernnews
Reg Mombassa,61, named Sydney’s NYE13’s creative ambassador – Sydney Morning Herald
Lorde, singer-songwriter, 16, “about to make a big splash beyond blogland” – Guardian
Willy Moon’s debut album “high-concept Britpop that works” – New York Magazine
New Zealand Students win top prizes at two international film awards – New Zealand Herald
Gin Wigmore, 27, says beauty of being a musician is writing songs; touring US – Metro UK
Hayley Westenra, soprano and palace favourite, 26, records lullaby for July-expected royal baby – Daily Mail
Simon Davidson’s portraits of drag racing on Utah salt flats possess a “pensive allure” – Guardian
‘World’s Oldest Hip-Hop’ group aka NZ’s Hip-Operation set to take World Stage – Wall Street Journal
Aaron Jeffery, actor, back in cells as guard in popular Australian prison drama WentworthHerald Sun
Joel Walsham, 18, first NZer to be awarded scholarship to San Francisco dance school – 3 News
Anna MacKenzie, author, 50, wins uninterrupted writing time with Belgian residency; NZ first – Stuff.co.nz
Bill Culbert, artist, 78, “an art world secret for too long”; about to change, “must-see” – Blouin Artinfo


Emily Oakley, architect, documents 365 days of her Chicago stay on “incredible” video – Huffington Post
Te Mana, Royal NZ Navy frigate, revisits Shanghai for maritime drill with Chinese Navy – People’s Daily
Les Munroe, NZ ‘Dambuster’ bomber pilot, marks 70th anniversary of daring WW2 raid – Daily Mirror
NZ WWII Polish orphans impress and inspire Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Applebaum – Washington Post
Te Mana crew trounce American sailors 36-7 at Yokusuka Naval Base, Japan – Stars and Stripes
NZ Navy visit to US navy facility for first time in 30 years – Courier Mail
Bob Edwards, 105, NZ’s oldest driver; first licensed at 17 in 1925 and no plans to quit – Guardian
Tim McCready, minds the gap at all 270 London Underground stations – London Evening Standard

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