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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 07 December 2015 | #193 | New York
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Business | Daily Mail
05 December 2015
Air New Zealand Named World’s Best Airline
Air New Zealand has been named the best airline in the world in a ranking by AirlineRatings.com for the third consecutive year, as reported in an article on The Daily Mail.

“Air New Zealand’s focus on its staff has resulted in outstanding performance right across…

New Zealand | Australian Geographic
07 December 2015
Triple Treat at Queen Charlotte Track
“There are many ways to enjoy New Zealand’s spectacular Queen Charlotte Track”, writes Justin Walker in an article on Australian Geographic. Walker himself walked the first part,…
Community/General | Forbes
06 December 2015
Wellington Aims To Be Most Prosperous, Liveable and Vibrant City in the Southern Hemisphere
“Admittedly before…
Community/General | Irish Independent
05 December 2015
World’s Newest Cat Cafe
The world’s latest cat café has opened in Auckland. At BaristaCats café on Queen Street cat lovers can enjoy a hot drink and a cuddle with the café’s resident cats for only NZ$15 cat lovers.

“New Zealand has a really high…

Community/General | Hydrogen Fuel News
04 December 2015
New Zealand Launches Smart Recycling Program for Soft Plastics
A new Soft Plastics Recycling Program that could keep over four million plastic bags out of the landfill has been…
New Zealand | Guardian (The)
03 December 2015
48 Hours in Wellington
“Creative, well caffeinated and culinarily blessed, Wellington is surprisingly compact” and “is packed with cool-as cafes, boutique food factories and exceptional restaurants,” writes Nikki Marshall in an article for The…
Sport | YouTube
03 December 2015
Rowing Timelapse
Watch this beautifully-made timelapse by The New Zealand Rowing Association of a wonderful morning on Wednesday 6 May, Rowing NZ media day. The NZRA trading as Rowing New Zealand (RNZ), is the governing body of rowing in New Zealand.
Dance | Dorset Echo
03 December 2015
On the Road with Strictly Dancer Brendan Cole
Britain’s Strictly Come Dancing star, New Zealand-born Brendan Cole breaks off from a journey to Blackpool to speak about this year’s show and his new tour,…
Film | BBC
02 December 2015
Peter Jackson: My favorite Doctor Who Episode
For Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary, watch as Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit director Peter Jackson wishes Doctor Who a very Happy 50th Anniversary and talks…
Architecture | Treehugger
02 December 2015
Tiny House Fits Lily Duval to a T
A home is not just a building, it’s also a state of mind. For Christchurch woman Lily Duval, 28, it meant creating a charming, cozy space out of her self-built 14sqm tiny home, where she could have…
Music | Guardian (The)
02 December 2015
Compliments on Nadia Reid’s Extraordinary Debut
New Zealand singer-songwriter Nadia Reid’s Look for the Signs is an “extraordinarily assured debut”, Guardian reviewer Kitty Empire writes.


Visual Arts | Khaleej Times (The)
01 December 2015
Artist Gary Yong Sand Bags Dubai Beach
New Zealand-born street artist Gary Yong has been in Dubai participating in the UAE Innovation Week, which saw him place 1600 bags of sand along Jumeirah Beach Residence’s open beach…
Rugby | The Daily Mail
01 December 2015
New Zealand Bids Farewell to Jonah Lomu
“Thousands of New Zealanders have visited Eden Park to honour the memory of legendary All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu at a public memorial service hosted at the hallowed Auckland…
Haka | YouTube
01 December 2015
Jonah Lomu’s Former Teammates Perform Haka
A final and emotional haka was performed by Jonah Lomu’s former teammates to farewell their friend and a great rugby player.
Community/General | Guardian (The)
01 December 2015
Why New Zealand Shouldn’t Be a State of Australia
The Australia liberal senator Ian Macdonald has caused a media ruckus joking that New Zealand should become Australia’s “seventh and eighth…
Visual Arts | Independent (The)
30 November 2015
Simon Denny Merges Tech and Art at Serpentine
For an artist, Simon Denny has an unusually agile grasp of corporate jargon, according to the Independent. Discussing his forthcoming Serpentine Sackler Gallery…
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