#57 Taking New Zealand To The World

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Edge Message #57 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM


NZEDGE.COM has just hit the million page download milestone since inception. 28,000 NZ Heroes stories downloaded in September. Thanks for the traffic. Thanks for your mail.

Published today are 80 new links to global media stories of NZers sharpening the edge of the world: access at

This edition of NEWZEDGE is sourced from The Times, New York Times, Financial Times, The Independent, Los Angeles Times, CNN, The Guardian, The Scotsman, Science, New Scientist, Ad Age, Seattle Times, Conde Nast Traveller, Harpers Bazaar, Bloomberg, and Sydney Morning Herald among others:

  • Matt During in Parkinsons breakthrough
  • Whale Rider choice in Toronto
  • Twins power to rowing gold
  • Auckland: “South Pacific insouciance”
  • NYTimes: NZ high end destination
  • NZ time zone a creative plus
  • RIP Sir Garfield Todd
  • Louis Vuitton regatta gets tough
  • Rings but a trailer for the country
  • LA Times on Katherine Mansfield
  • NYTimes: NZ a “Pastoral Eden”
  • Pinker puts Dutton, Boyd in 3rd culture
  • James Belich – scholar with vision
  • Sir Peter Blake’s life
  • Kevin Roberts talks up The Times
  • The Datsuns burn rubber in Harlow
  • Christine Jeffs helms Paltrow in Plath
  • The Guardian on NZ GM
  • Tall Blacks over-achieving underdogs
  • Martin Csokas baddest in xXx
  • Sir Ed drives up Everest
  • Bic Runga’s Beautiful Collison
  • NZ aligning with Tigers of Asia
  • Neil Scott Silicon Valley Tech Laureate
  • Larry Ellison’s ABC AKL Billionaires Club
  • Athfield’s Te Mata estate Buck House
  • Kiwi wines rake medals at London Challenge
  • Cook’s voyages retraced in NYTimes
  • Simon During enthralls with magic history
  •  Jonathan Winters is World Champ Mountain Runner
  • Plus air guitar and scrabble success stories!

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Stock now for the season with Nature’s Best plus pounamu, Cookie Time and Kiwi homesick packs, NZEDGE T-shirts and postcards, art, literature and the sensational Lahar superbike. Purse runs from nz$10 to nz$10,000. Go quickly to

Keep cool. On edge.
Brian Sweeney
Publisher, Producer

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