Edge Message #50 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM
TO NEW ZEALAND EDGE GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Today we open the doors on an eclectic range of products that celebrate the ready creativity of our South Seas’ paradise. We hope that the range that we’ve chosen, designed and presented helps define New Zealand difference in a compelling way. We hope you find ways, big and small, of identifying with, and expressing the edge you’re from.
Four t-shirts for showing your colours – Gung Ho (“Work Together”) homage to Rewi Alley; signature ‘loud’ Edge T with fern on back; NYNZ – connecting edge and center; and the NZEdge ‘classic’ no-logo black T. Men’s and women’s cuts; all sizes. NZ$65.
From the Hamish McKay Gallery, 50 Willis St, Wellington:
leading contemporary NZ art from a foremost dealer, featuring Julian Dashper, Shane Cotton, Yuk King Tan, Ronnie Van Hout, Billy Apple, Milan Mrkusich, Patrick Pound, Marie Shannon, Tony de Lautour and a selection of works from Gavin Hipkins’s 80-piece Homely series. From NZ$1,550.
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE:
16 images – signs, symbols, landscapes, water. NZ$32.
18 books from James Belich’s riveting rollicking NZ history to Zinzan Brooke’s Competitive Edge fitness trainer, Peter Gordon Cooking, Len Lye biography, Marti Friedlander photographs, Maori Legends, Maori Heroes, everyday heroes, innovation, fiction by Lloyd Jones and Emily Perkins, and Fane Flaws’ famous Underwatermelon Man – the stage version of the stories are currently coming to life for children of all ages at the NZ Festival.
The New Zealand Edge touchstone. Pounamu is a symbol that strengthens and enhances community – totem, taonga – it is the spirit of what it means to have the New Zealand difference – forged by wai (water) and rock. The pendant is an adjustable necklace encasing raw unworked greenstone sourced from the Arahura Valley, West Coast/Te Tai Poutini and held in a net sack woven by the Ngai Tahu people. NZ$120.
Superior coffee table book – Aim High – 72 portrait photos by Andrew Harvey, design by Len Cheeseman, and intro by Sir Edmund Hillary is a celebration of spangled Aotearoa –
an extraordinary record of iconic people of this place at this time. NZ$1,700.
Custom-made export carbon fibre mountain bikes from Lahar of Kumeu. Whether your passion is for mountain biking as sport, recreation or thrashing two wheels, flesh and frame downhill for an extreme endorphin rush, the design solution is a beauty.
From the incredible imagination of Burton Silver comes New Zealand GolfCross, played with the revolutionary oval ball and with goals instead of holes. NZ$20-$75
18 CDs that represent our track-list for the Pacific Sound – Neil and Tim Finn, Dave Dobbyn, Kiri Te Kanawa, Nathan Haines, Hinewehi Mohi, Topp Twins, Kog Transmissions,
Rick Bryant, Shane Carter, Che Fu, Bic Runga…
We ship to most places in the world; we take fax orders as well as online. Your support will sustain NZEDGE and keep the stories flowing.
We hope that Waitangi Day for New Zealanders worldwide was a day of respect and aroha (and we’re especially jealous of those lucky enough to have attended the Tim Finn, Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn Waitangi Concert at The Brixton Academy, London …”thunderclaps in the sky”…).
Thumbnail: Surfers, main beach, Mount Maunganui, Photo by Brian Sweeney.