EDGE #239: Sam Neill, Lucy Lawless, Gibbs Farm, Sir James Carroll, WooJai Lee + Naked & Famous and more ++

This newsletter contains the original hyperlinks to the source articles, some links may have now expired. Editor.


News of Global New Zealanders
From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 02 November 2016 | #239 | New York
View Story
Film & TV | Financial Times (The)
31 October 2016
Sam Neill: From Heartthrob To Vintner
Sam Neill of New Zealand’s Central Otago winery Two Paddocks, who is better known as an actor told the Financial Times’ Jancis Robinson that he “puts all his energy “into making beautiful wine and creating beautiful places”.

“To judge from his tweets and…

Film & TV | UPI
01 November 2016
Lucy Lawless on the Evolution of Fake Blood
New Zealand-born Lucy Lawless of Spartacus, Battlestar Galactica and Xena: Warrior Princess fame says she has noted major advances in props and fake blood since she began…
Business | Daily Mail
01 November 2016
Astronauts and SAS buying up Armadillo Merino
A British company, founded by New Zealander Andy Caughey, has developed a superfine wool which has been snapped up by the UK’s Ministry of Defence for SAS…
Visual Arts | Atlas Obscura
01 November 2016
Innovative Oddities Abound at Gibbs Farm
Truly one of New Zealand’s best-kept secret gems, according to travel site Atlas Obscura, is the gigantic sculpture garden known as Gibbs Farm.In 1991, New Zealand-born…
Visual Arts | Australian (The)
02 November 2016
Artist Louise McRae a Star of the Other Fair
Former graphic designer and professional equestrian rider, New Zealander Louise McRae, made her Australian debut at Sydney’s recent Other Art Fair with eight new…
Design | Architect Magazine
30 October 2016
WooJai Lee’s PaperBricks Objects of the Moment
Korean-New Zealander, designer WooJai Lee has given newspapers a second life transforming them into multifunctional blocks. PaperBricks are sturdy, but…
Music | Chicago Classical Review
30 October 2016
Holly Mathieson Conducts Illinois Philharmonic
New Zealand-born Holly Mathieson, who has been named assistant conductor for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, was at the helm of the Illinois Philharmonic…
Fashion | Vogue
31 October 2016
Victoria’s Secret Welcomes Georgia Fowler
Every year a brand-new set of models is given the opportunity to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and this year’s class, including Aucklander Georgia Fowler,…
Visual Arts | Chattanooga Times Free Press
29 October 2016
Kon Dimopoulos Painting Chattanooga’s Trees Blue
Konstantin Dimopoulos is a New Zealand artist heading up an environmental art installation in Chattanooga, Tennessee, titled “The Blue Trees,”…
Visual Arts | Blouinartinfo
26 October 2016
Jennifer Flay’s 2016 FIAC Unifies Paris
Steering this year’s edition of Parisian contemporary art fair Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC) through a period of significant change and development was New…
Taste | Martha’s Vineyard Times (The)
29 October 2016
Bill Manson Passionate About Wild Food
The Local Wild Food Challenge is a global phenomenon that was launched in New Zealand by personal chef Bill Manson in 2008 and has been celebrated on Martha’s Vineyard since…
Business | News.com.au
28 October 2016
Iyia Liu Earns Big on Waist Trainers
Along with a desire to cinch her waist, young commerce graduate, New Zealander Iyia Liu, 23, had a burning entrepreneurial ambition. After noticing the waist trainer – a contemporary…
Theatre | ArtsHub
28 October 2016
Simon Phillips Has the Knack for Musical Theatre
In a wide-ranging career spanning several continents, which to date has seen him employed as artistic director by two Australian state theatre companies…
Music | Vanyaland
27 October 2016
The Naked and Famous Match Sound to Vision
The New Zealand-born, Los Angeles-based group The Naked and Famous are pairing a striking visual story with their new album Simple Forms, which was released this month via…
War & Peace | New Zealand Listener
27 October 2016
Sir James Carroll the Voice of the People
The little known story of the charismatic Irish-Maori politician and New Zealand Wars volunteer, Sir James Carroll’s visit to the Somme in 1916 is retold in the New Zealand…
Media | Adweek
27 October 2016
Standout Commercials for Cheil’s Malcolm Poynton
Global chief creative officer at Cheil Worldwide, New Zealand-born Malcolm Poynton, talks to Adweek in Las Vegas about the “lasting genius” of…
SweeneyVesty Studio
See all stories and an 11,500 story archive of international New Zealand news 2000-2016 at NZEDGE/MEDIA.
Researched and edited by Jane Nye (Berlin), Andrew Conn (New York), Henrike Forschler (Auckland).
Web published by Henrike Forschler (Auckland).
NZ Flag
Fern symbol by www.nzflag.com founded by Lloyd Morrison.

Twitter Feed
NZEDGE on Twitter