EDGE #278: Colin Meads Leaves Mighty Memories, Silicon Valley Crazy About Allbirds + Small Screen Gives Jane Campion New Space to Shine ++ more

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 23 August 2017 | #278 | New York
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Obituaries | Guardian (The)
22 August 2017
All Blacks Great Colin Meads Leaves Mighty Memories
“Colin Meads, the famously tough All Blacks captain hailed as New Zealand’s greatest rugby player of the 20th century, has died. He was 81. Cambridge-born Meads played 55 tests among 133 games for New Zealand between 1957 and 1971 – a prodigious number in an era in which the All Blacks seldom…

Rugby | BBC
22 August 2017
New Zealand Thrash Australia in Sydney
New Zealand “hammered” Australia 54-34 in their 2017 Investec Rugby Championship opener. According to the BBC, the All Blacks “were exceptional in the first half in Sydney and, with the help of three tries in seven minutes, stormed…
Business | New York Times (The)
22 August 2017
Silicon Valley Crazy About Allbirds Shoes
“Silicon Valley goes through its own unique shoe crazes. There were Vibrams. There were Crocs. Now comes the Allbird, a knit wool loafer. Founded by New Zealand soccer star Tim Brown, 36, and clean-technology entrepreneur Joey…
Fashion | Australian(The)
23 August 2017
NZ Designers Win Top Woolmark Prizes
Designer Blair Archibald has won the menswear award at the Australian and New Zealand regional final of the International Woolmark Prize held in Sydney, while fellow New Zealanders Madeleine Harman and Jessica…
Theatre | Guardian (The)
18 August 2017
Rose Matafeo’s New Show Effervescently Entertaining
New Zealand comedian Rose Matafeo, 25, “keeps things upbeat as she lightly interrogates Hollywood cliché and the role models on offer to young women” in her new show Sassy Best Friend…
Writers | Houston Chronicle
10 August 2017
Paul Cleave Discusses New Killer Novel
Christchurch-born Paul Cleave, 42, is a relative newcomer to United States audiences. Although his first book, The Cleaner, was published in 2006 and sold half a million copies, his books weren’t marketed in…
Film & TV | Guardian (The)
17 August 2017
Small Screen Gives Jane Campion New Space to Shine
In a review of Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake: China Girl, which is currently screening on BBC2 in the UK, the Guardian’s Sam Wollaston says that not only is lead Elisabeth Moss…
Music | NPR
20 August 2017
NPR Calls On Aldous Harding for Tiny Desk Session
“Intensity in songs often expresses itself as volume – a loud guitar, a scream, a piercing synth line. But in the case of Aldous Harding it’s in the spaces, the pauses, and her unique delivery,” Bob Boilen writes…
Science/Tech | Sydney Morning Herald
18 August 2017
Banqer’s Kendall Flutey Teaching Kids Money Smarts
The answer to the conundrum of adding financial literacy classes to already overloaded curriculums may just be an innovative piece of technology being trialled by 3000 Australian primary…
Nature | The National
21 August 2017
Timothy Husband Helping Animals at Dubai Safari
New Zealander Timothy Husband should have been enjoying retirement at his cattle farm near the Blue Mountains of Australia, but he couldn’t resist the lure of helping captive wild animals at Dubai’s new…
New Zealand | Telegraph (The)
21 August 2017
Sofitel Viaduct Harbour “A Quirky Affair”
Sofitel’s “stylistic marriage of Parisian salon and Pacific meeting house is just out of earshot from the bars and restaurants of the Viaduct Harbour’s busy end. It is a quirky affair that elevates…
Science/Tech | Bloomberg
17 August 2017
Silicon Valley Whizz Kids Pitch New Zealand
When American Matthew Monahan first visited New Zealand, the Silicon Valley software developer was struck by a sense of possibility, Bloomberg reports.
Seven years later…
Fashion | Herald Sun
19 August 2017
Rachel Hunter Returns to Modelling
Thirty years after she appeared on the cover of Vogue Australia as a teenager, New Zealander Rachel Hunter has returned as the face of Australian women’s fashion brand Jacqui E. The former supermodel…
Nature | Stuff
20 August 2017
Brown Kiwi Hatches at Zoo in Virginia
A little brown kiwi chick has hatched at The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia, United States. Zoo staff had been monitoring the egg closely the previous week…
Cricket | Telangana Today
17 August 2017
Coaching like a Good Marriage Says Bruce Edgar
On a recent visit to Secunderabad, India, New Zealander Bruce Edgar met with coaches of the St John Sports Coaching Foundation. Talking to Telangana Today, Edgar said cricket has…
Taste | Guardian (The)
16 August 2017
Katherine Mansfield’s Garden Party Puffs Puffed
Katherine Mansfield’s 1922 short story The Garden Party, set around the wealthy Sheridan family’s shindig, inspires Guardian columnist Kate Young to make a dessert from their elegant spread…
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