#171: Winning the World from the Edge

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The Global Life of New Zealanders

From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 2 October 2014 | #171 | New York

John Key, Richie McCaw, Lorde, Harold Gillies, Matt Lambert, Emilia Wicksteed, Richard Chandler

New Zealand Headlines in Global Media September – October 2014

Prime Minister John Key, and National Party win third term – Wall Street Journal
New Zealand is the world’s safest, friendliest, and best place to travel – Travel + Leisure
All Blacks win third successive Rugby Championship crown – Sydney Morning Herald

Ben Hawkes, Google’s “secret team of bug-hunting hackers” in Project Zero – WIRED
Richard Chandler finds oil from Papua New Guinea to Kenya – Bloomberg Businessweek
Cardboard Cathedral symbol of progress of Christchurch rebuild – The Guardian
Ag Research scientists step closer to breeding eco-friendly low-methane sheep – SMH
Bill Nancarrow, unofficial NZ wine ambassador in the famous Napa Valley – NZ Herald
Sir Harold Gillies exhibits pastel WWI reconstructions – London Evening Standard
Dean Hall, designer, says zombie survival game DayZ has more than 2.5m players – IBT
Coco’s Coconut Co’s premium coconut water lands deal with Givenchy – NZ Herald
Project Manager Online Ltd. opening HQ in US – Austin Business Journal
Air NZ’s last Boeing 747-400 flies its final flight – Sydney Morning Herald
Maria Duncan, Peaceforce worker, on mercy mission in war-torn S Sudan – Stuff
Graeme Hart’s $77 million yacht “Ulysses” sets sail from Norway – Business Insider

Lorde, music’s most powerful minor on Billboard’s hottest 21 Under 21 – Billboard
Taika Waititi, flourishing in the shadows; casting friends as vampires – Daily Mail
Andrew Niccol, director of Good Kill, makes world premiere – The Sacramento Bee
Electric Wire Hustle, release second album Love Can PrevailNew York Times
Kiri Te Kanawa implores Britain to stop killing young talent – The Observer
Cliff Curtis 30kg heavier as Genesis Potini; chess savant in The Dark HorseIndiewire
Jemaine Clement interviewed about Conchords & Vampires – The Guardian
Gemma New, conductor, selected by LA Philharmonic – BWW Classical Music World
Lucy Lawless “grimmest” role in years in thriller The CodeThe Sydney Morning Herald
Simon Denny, Berlin-based artist, representing NZ at 2015 Venice Biennale – e-flux
Lorde trumps Black Keys, Arctic Monkies for female first MTV Best Rock Video – NME
James Davies co-stars as superhero in Power Rangers; to be filmed in NZ – Variety
Gareth Reeves in The Dream at Canberra’s Bell Shakespeare – The Canberra Times
Stephen Cartmell treading the boards in Minneapolis production – Star Tribune
Eleanor Catton, donating prize money to establish grant for writers – The Guardian
Dr Sharad Paul talks about his novel The Kite FlyersBangalore Mirror
Jackie Bristow plays Monterey; to finish album, Shot of GoldMonterey County Weekly
What We Do In The Shadows wins People’s Choice Award – Digital Journal
Holly Spring’s daughter Violet, is her “muse” for her award-winning photos – Daily Mail
Erin Boag, ballroom dancer, says motherhood is her new priority – Belfast Telegraph

Peter Gutteridge, founding member of The Chills, The Clean – The Guardian

Burt Munro’s ’67 land speed record to be emulated by students – Belfast Telegraph
George Lowe’s rare photos of Shackelton’s epic journey fill new book – Fast Company
Double gold for New Zealand ends superb Rowing World Cup campaign – NZ Herald
Scott Dixon earns 35th career victory at the Grand Prix of Sonoma, California – SF Gate
Jesse Ryder, delivers outstanding performance for Essex at home game – Telegraph
Steve Williams winds down career after inducted to the Caddie Hall of Fame – NY Times
James McDonald, jockey, “so good so young won’t count against him” – Canberra Times
Bruce Anstey motorcycles to Isle of Man Formula 1 victory, setting record – BBC Sport
Jeetan Patel, cricketer has “immense” season, awarded UK county MVP – ESPNcricinfo
Brad Thorn pitches up at Leicester at tail-end of colourful career – The Independent
Tom Scully, Tour of Britain cyclist burns 6000 calories a day – The Telegraph
Peter Burling, Blair Tuke “dominate” Sailing World Championships – Irish Examiner

Matt Lambert, chef, The Musket Room, explains NZ cuisine to New Yorkers – Forbes
The Musket Room challenging assumptions of Antipodean cuisine – The New Yorker
Aaron De Mey, makeup artist at London Fashion Week – New York Times
Nadia Lim, series on Food Channel; embraces Malaysian, NZ heritage – Borneo Post
Sam Neill, St. John restaurant regular bemoans 100% French wine list – The Guardian
Matt Clarke hopes his NZ Pale Ale makes the cut at home – The Westmorland Gazette
Bill Watson, Toni & Guy director China, says working in Beijing is fascinating – NZ Herald
Elver footwear, accessory company capitalizing on ethical possum fur – Monocle
Simon Miller, denim designer, reshaping brand Citizens of Humanity – Monocle
Emilia Wickstead, “London’s go-to designer for occasion dressing” – Financial Times
Eden Bristowe, model, 16, opens Vivienne Westwood show – New Zealand Herald

Wharekauhau Lodge
, Waipoua Lodge make prestigious ’14 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award
Sirocco the hand-raised kakapo, spokesbird for NZ conservation – National Geographic
NZ’s top eight port destinations a “smorgasbord” of sights, Lonely Planet – Herald Sun
Waikato getaway, secluded secret valley, carved out of the hills – Sydney Morning Herald
Vogue lists its 15 must visit spots in Wellington, calling it the “coolest little city” – Vogue
New Zealand scientists get opportunity to examine rare giant squid – The Guardian
New asteroid to fly over Earth this weekend, closest to NZ – International Business Times
Richard “Hannibal” Hayes Gives National Geographic Russia a NZ Tour – Ahipara
Neil Newton setting Pittsburgh locals straight about NZ – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NEW NZEDGE Videos – September – October 2014

Beauden Barrett vs Israel Folau, Beauden Barrett made a classic tackle Israel Folau
Kimbra, talks about how collaboration helped create her new album The Golden Echo
Housebound Trailer, new horror comedy from Gerard Johnstone is earning rave reviews
Mount Fyffe, Living a Kiwi Life, the couple take a trip to Mount Fyffe for a bit of tramping
Moments in Time, Hokey Pokey, how New Zealand created the classic treat
The Dead Lands Teaser Trailer, a young Maori warrior must avenge his father
Building the Auckland Harbour Bridge, the NZ Herald explores the Harbour Bridge
Rhys Darby Interview at One Tree Hill, Rhys Darby talks about life as a comedian
Ziptrek Ecotours, a world leader in the operation of zipline-based eco-adventures
Titanium, releases their brand new single Take Us Back

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