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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 4 July 2012| #147 | Istanbul

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“There has been an edge all week, from everyone.”

Captain Richie McCaw before the All Black’s trashing of Ireland 60-0 in Hamilton


The now-departed TV7 commissioned a great series The Big Idea looking at five aspects of New Zealand’s future: population scenario 15M; being predator-free; 100% solar energy; feeding the world; and Brand NZ. I took part in the Brand NZ panel with 42 Below founder Geoff Ross, Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney strategy director Jason Lonsdale, and Massey U Marketing Professor Malcolm Wright. Hosted by the NYNZ correspondent Tim Wilson. 23 minutes of lively discussion.


New Zealand and States mend “frayed” military ties with US servicemen visit – Fox News

New Zealand smoking deterrent hikes packet price 40%; goal is smokefree 2025 – National Post

Thames home to strong women, volunteerism, activism, visiting author says – Huffington Post


Christopher Luxon, 41, announced as new Air NZ Chief Executive Officer – Washington Post

Air New Zealand successful at infusing sense of New Zealandness into airline – Monocle

Auckland businesses suggest motorway tolls to fund mayor’s decongestion plans – Monocle

Icebreaker valued for green in Canada; second Vancouver store to open – Vancouver Sun

Sheep trumped by cattle; dairy stock numbers rise 110 per cent in 30 years – Forbes

AUT University contracted to track privately-owned Dragon space craft – New Zealand Herald

Otago University study finds children better off starting formal school later – Times of India

Golden Bay Cement wins renewable energy award for emission cuts – International Cement Review

New Zealand’s manuka-fond honey bees producing amazing superfood – Natural News

Women’s Weekly celebrates 80 years and 10 women who shaped the country – Daily Tatler


Little Bridge first NZ-bred horse to win at Royal Ascot outgunning class field – Channel Nine Sports

All Blacks stifle Irish 60-0 in Hamilton sweeping the three-Test series – Scotland on Sunday

Mahe Drysdale, rower, 33, prepared to “thrash” himself, London to Rio – Christian Science Monitor

Louise Ayling and Julia Edward skull for gold at World Champs in Munich – Washington Post

Sonny Bill Williams, All Black, 26, enamours wider rugby media with flair – Irish Independent

Daniel Devonshire, catcher, 19, third only NZer drafted to MBA; Toronto contract – Moose Jaw Tms

Scott Dixon, IndyCar 28-time winner, 31, first again in Detroit Grand Prix – USA Today

Julian Savea, winger, 21, scores hattrick of tries for NZ against Irish in home thrashing – Independent

NZRU to rebrand Maori, Sevens team as All Blacks for global reach – Chicago Tribune

Mike Dawson, kayaker, wins Steep Creek Champs at Mountain Games, US – Vail Daily

Nick Willis, track star, 29, ready for London; runs second fastest mile, Oregon – Detroit Free Press

Scott Dixon, runner-up in Indianapolis 500, denied winning chance by last lap meelee – Reuters


Phil Lamason, Squadron Leader, “wonderful unsung hero of Buchenwald,” 93 – Telegraph


Janet Frame’s debut ’57 novel Owls Do Cry resonates 50 years on – Frankfurter Allgemeine

Kimbra “has potential to be like Prince”, says Warner Bros. CEO; Vows new album – NY Times

Ana Tsarev’s “riotously colourful, vibrant” canvases up at London’s Saatchi Gallery – Telegraph

Willy Moon, 23, “one of today’s more fascinating and engaging pop stars” – DIY

Andrew Niccol adapts Twilight author’s The Host for the big screen – Indie Wire

The Black Seeds’ latest album, a Deutsch Vogue summertime favourite

Rhys Darby, 38, boards his comic spaceship and heads to Leeds – Morley Observer & Advertiser

Tammy Davis’ Ebony Society semi-finalist in Ridley Scott-run film festival – Stuff

Peter Jackson’s Hobbit to premiere at Wellington’s Embassy in November – BBC

Emma Martin wins Commonwealth short story prize for “gorgeous” Two Girls in a Boat – Guardian

Princess Chelsea sings “magical” tunes with “air of menace”; Guardian daily ‘New Band’

Bill Culbert, installation artist, to represent NZ in Venice revitalising light – E-Flux

The Arrival “fascinates” Seoul audience; theatre honouring the displaced – Korea Times

Regan Hall, director, trains actors to be elite athletes in debut feature Fast GirlsGuardian


New Zealand satisfies longings for “tranquility and gorgeous scenery” – Chicago Sun-Times

Kakapo Recovery Programme saves rare parrot lifting numbers to 126 – Bangkok Post

Blue-eyed triplefin fish, captures National Geographic’s Brian Skerry’s attention – Daily Mail

Queenstown’s magnificent snow-capped vistas “enhancing for the soul” – Sydney Morning Herald

Tongariro Crossing breathtakingly extreme; held in awe by visitors – News.com.au

Abel Tasman National Park oystercatchers “epitomise panache in black and white” – The Australian

Clyde, Central Otago, former mining party town, now quiet tourist haven – The Age

Milford Sounds “startlingly beautiful”; Kipling’s “Eighth Wonder of the World” – USA Today

South Island cemeteries tranquil spots with “wealth of stories” – USA Today

Whakapapa so friendly “feels more like club hill than major winter destination” – Herald Sun

Velvet worm evolutionary star of new book by famed palaentologist – New York Times


Sir George Fistonich, Villa Maria wine pioneer, celebrates 50th vintage – Toronto Sun

Anna Hansen, Modern Pantry chef, cooks Coronation samosas as Jubilee offering – Independent

Olaf Diegel’s bespoke nylon 3D-printed guitars attract global interest – Guardian

Rebecca Taylor, designer, lastest line returns to roots with florals, leather – Metro

The Imperial Lane, Auckland, has an inviting interior for vivid mix of clientele – Monocle


New Zealand attractive option for Irish families looking to emmigrate – Irish Times

Katikati Naturist Park for sale; clothing optional resort attracts 16,000 annually – Gadling

See all stories and a 7,500 story archive of international New Zealand news 2000-2012 at NZEDGE/MEDIA.

Researched and edited by Jane Nye (Berlin). Web published by Kirsten McConchie (Auckland).


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