#16 Inspiring International Kiwis

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Edge Message #16 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM

To NZEDGE.COM Community

Thank you to all people who responded to the survey, very helpful feedback was received, we’re mulling over the responses and will report back to you in a week or so.

In NEWZEDGE this week:

With the Scottish rugby team recently arrived in New Zealand to take on the rejuvenated AB’s, newzedge this week started off with an uncanny Scottish tinge:

  • Bruce McLaren, Kiwi founder of the champion McLaren Formula One Racing Team was remembered in Monaco
  • film director Alison Mclean directs the best Hollywood talent in Jesus’ Son
  • Tait Electronics uses hi-tech innovation to revolutionise catching a cab in India
  • Zinzan Brooke plays his last rugby game – captaining the Barbarians at Twickenham – to a chorus of acclaim
  • As always the spread of the edge is wide and sharp:
  • In Alaska Henk Haazen helps Greenpeace set up a sophisticated camp of disobedience
  • In Japan young Kiwi entrepreneur Jonathan Hendricksen has gone from bellboy to dotcom millionaire as president of online advertising company ValueClick Japan
  • In London Brenda and Robert Vale’s ‘Autonomous House’ has realised their design manifesto for environmentally friendly living
  • In New York musician Dave Wareham (Galaxie 500/Luna) makes indie music for luxury cars, while Mark de Clive-Lowe invents “futurejazz” at the Ministry of Sound in London.
  • In Las Vegas David Tua has a short workout, Michael Campbell breaks golfing records in England, Sarah Ulmer cycles to gold in Columbia, and Jonah creates a media circus wherever he goes … and well done Toddy and the team: Crusaders win the Super 12 for the third year running, which means that a New Zealand team has won every year since the competition began.
  • New Zealand Wines continue to be heralded all over the world: “Nobody does sauvignon better” (Toronto Star), “the most exciting” (and the Washington Post’s desert island choice) “Here come the sauvignons from New Zealand. Hooray” (Miami Herald); and our organic beers are tickling palates in Lincolnshire.
  • and as always the usual stories of rogue spies, skateboarding pigs, and transplanted hands.

On that note, have a very happy weekend.


Brian Sweeney
executive editor

Thumbnail: The curled frond of the Ponga.

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