#22 Making Kiwi Magic Aboard

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Edge Message #22 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM


Good morning/afternoon/evening

Today in NEWZEDGE more stories about New Zealanders rocking equilibriums around the globe, including:

  • The Hollywood Reporter on Lord of the Rings and other film projects in “Wellywood”
  • Vancouver Sun – Alison Maclean’s on edge about her indie hit Jesus’ Son
  • Sydney Morning Herald on “intelligent bohemian” architect Ian Athfield
  • The Sunday Times on poet Fleur Adcock’s profound emotional commitment
  • Chicago Tribune on Kevin Roberts’ emotional connections
  • Yomiuri on the Kiwi school dropout who runs the largest on-line recruiting firm in Japan
  • The Sunday Times on Battle of Britain hero Sir Keith Park
  • Singapore Straits Times on Anna Paquin’s genetically powered role in X-Men
  • The Independent’s obit of Kiwi sharp-shooter Patricia Strutt
  • Dallas Morning Star on Harry Mills’ psychology of influence
  • The Independent on nz-edged She-Devil Fay Weldon’s payout for her memoirs
  • MTV on Jon Steven’s step into INXS
  • The New York Times on our edible Golden Kiwi
  • New York Press on our “otherworldly” sauvignon blanc
  • Edge travel raves from the Philippine Star, Guardian and South China Morning Post
  • Wired, BBC, Japan Times and Washington Post on Kiwi tech research and breakthroughs
  • And lyricism from the Sydney Morning Herald on the sensational All Black’s/Wallabies encounter


Following a suggestion by an nzedger we have built a “send this page to” function into NEWZEDGE.

Try it out, hope it works for you, let me know if there are any technical issues.

A principal objective of NZEDGE is to build the global community of New Zealanders, so it’s a pleasure to welcome many new people registering at the site in the last week – internationally, from Atlanta, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Milano, New York, Noumea, New Caledonia, Sagu-Sauvo (Finland), Salt Lake City (there are reportedly over 3,000 Kiwis living in Utah alone!), Sydney and Washington (DC); and from right on the edge itself, from Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Mount Maunganui, Rotorua and Takapuna.

NZEDGE.COM has been running for one year now, and Kevin Roberts and I have taken the time to develop the edge concept with love and care. Many people have validated and extended the concept through their feedback and contributions. We have a long list of development projects to build the network of switched-on global Kiwis, sharpen the definition of who we are, be a beacon for optimism, generate involvement, weave stories and have serious fun with content. Stay with us for what we hope will be a lively five months before this millennium really gets down to business in 2001.

Best regards

Brian Sweeney
executive editor

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