#197: Choreographer Parris Goebel Born to Dance

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 20 January 2016 | #197 | New York
Dance | Los Angeles Times
15 January 2016
Choreographer Parris Goebel Born to Dance
If you were one of more than 500 million recent YouTube views for Justin Bieber’s song “Sorry” and were dazzled by the dancing, know that the moves originated from the mind of New Zealand-born choreographer Parris Goebel. The Los Angeles Times talks with Goebel…

Cricket | Daily Mail
18 January 2016
Ben Stokes Smashes His Way into Record Books
New Zealand-born cricketer Ben Stokes’ “stunning” 258 runs for England at Newlands in Capetown broke a host of records in early January, including the…
Education | Fiji Times (The)
18 January 2016
Fiji Appointment for Prof Nigel Healey
Professor Nigel Healey has been appointed the new vice-chancellor of Fiji National University (FNU) with the New Zealander, who is currently the pro-vice-chancellor and head of the…
Nature | New York Times (The)
17 January 2016
Antarctica shaping up as 21st century geopolitical hotspot
The locale of one of today’s greatest real estate development grabs might surprise you. It’s not Dubai, Las Vegas, or…
Business | Stuff
17 January 2016
Lord of the Leaf
New Zealand native John Lord has built a wholly legal cannabis empire in Colorado over the past five years with annual sales that exceed $80 million. “We’re more than a dispensary, we’re leading a movement,” goes the mission statement of…
New Zealand | Daily Mail
16 January 2016
Adventurer Captures NZ’s Untouched Beauty
Professional photographer, Belgian-born Johan Lolos, 28, travelled through New Zealand for one year exploring and photographing its beauty. His images have attracted more…
Rugby | Telegraph (The)
16 January 2016
Ben Franks up for London Irish Challenge
Ben Franks, 31, knew what he was getting himself in for when he joined London Irish. The double World Cup winning prop from Christchurch received far more lucrative offers from…
New Zealand | Independent (The)
16 January 2016
New Zealand’s Lavender Farms Inspiration for Novel
Research for her first novel Jakob’s Colours took British writer Lindsay Hawdon and her two young sons to the Land of the Long White Cloud…
Film & TV | Los Angeles Times
15 January 2016
Lesley Vanderwalt’s Mad Max Work up for BAFTA
If the hair and makeup from the post-apocalyptic science-fiction film Mad Max: Fury Road looks out of this world, it very well might be, according to the Los…
Sport General | New Zealand Herald
15 January 2016
Pat Deavoll in Training for Tirich Mir Ascent
New Zealand mountaineer Pat Deavoll, 56, is planning ahead to 2017 when she will climb Tirich Mir (7708m), the highest peak in the world outside of the…
Film & TV | MTV
14 January 2016
Manu Bennett and Jed Brophy Take up Noalath
In a Shannara Chronicles “Behind the Scenes” MTV video, New Zealanders Manu Bennett, who plays the druid Allanon, and Jed Brophy, demon king Dagda Mor, reveal their…
Te Reo | YouTube
14 January 2016
Kapa Haka At Te Papa Museum
Watch this great Kapa Haka performance by Whitireia Performing Arts at Te Papa museum in Wellington, as they welcome international students coming to Wellington, New Zealand.
New Zealand | Stuff
14 January 2016
Australian Travel Show Dedicates Episode to Capital
Wellington’s “amazing culture, incredible creativity, and beautiful food” was recently showcased to one million Australians on Explore TV,…
War & Peace | BBC
14 January 2016
Measuring the Anzacs for Online Database
Researchers at Waikato University are calling on the public to help create an online database of all the New Zealanders who served during World War One for a project called…
Music | Guardian (The)
13 January 2016
Everyone’s Listening to Nadia Reid’s Debut
Singer Nadia Reid’s highly rated debut,Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs is included in the Guardian’s annual roundup of “The Albums We Missed”…
Film | YouTube
12 January 2016
Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop: Krampus
You better watch out, you better not cry… Because Krampus is here! Weta Workshop brings this terrifying character alive from the depths of the workshop floor, along…
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