EDGE #276: Tom Walsh Wins Gold, Jacinda Ardern’s Rapid Rise + Weta Digital Working on Avatar Sequels ++ more

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 09 August 2017 | #276 | New York
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Sport General | Reuters
08 August 2017
Tom Walsh Wins Gold at World Championships
“Having watched compatriot Valerie Adams dominate women’s shot for a decade Tomas Walsh struck a blow for New Zealand’s men on Sunday when he took gold in the world championships with a superb series of throws,” writes Christian Radnedge for Reuters.


Golf | Golf Digest
07 August 2017
Phillis Meti Sets World Record
Long-drive competitor and defending world champion New Zealander Phillis Meti, 30, has broken the world record for women’s long drives in Denver with a…
Watersports | Swimming World Magazine
08 August 2017
NZ’s Lauren Boyle Announces Retirement
Freestyle swimming champion, Auckland-born Lauren Boyle, 29, has announced her retirement from competition.The announcement on Boyle’s Facebook…
Obituaries | Guardian (The)
07 August 2017
NZ Mourns Death of Sir John Graham
Sir John Graham, widely known as DJ, has died at the age of 82. Graham was a former All Blacks captain, a respected educator and staunch opponent of apartheid.Graham…
Politics and Economics | New York Times (The)
08 August 2017
Politician Jacinda Ardern Enjoys Rapid Rise
Jacinda Ardern took over as New Zealand’s opposition leader just last week, but already she has prompted a flood of donations, taken a stance for women in the workplace…
Film & TV | Men’s Journal
07 August 2017
Phil Keoghan Captures Essence of NZ in New Show
Phil Keoghan’s 16-year tenure as host of The Amazing Race means he never spends too much time in any given place. But in his off-time from jet setting…
Agriculture | FarmingUK
09 August 2017
Shearer Rowland Smith Beats World Record
Thirty-year-old New Zealander Rowland Smith has beaten the world record for the number of sheep sheared in an eight-hour period.Smith, who is from the Hawke’s Bay, sheared…
Music | Daily Mail
05 August 2017
Lorde – “I Never Get To Take Off The Hat.”
New Zealand singer Lorde “became a household name after the release of her single Royals in 2013. Four years later, she is on the cover of Fashion Magazine’s…
Music | Star2.Com
04 August 2017
Electro-Pop Singer Theia Poised For Stardom
“Her name might not be that familiar around this part of the world just yet but things seem to be looking up for New Zealand singer Theia,” writes Suky Gill in an…
Film & TV | Deadline Hollywood
05 August 2017
Weta Digital Underway on Avatar Sequels
“Weta Digital has announced that it has gotten underway on the four Avatar sequels that James Cameron will direct for Fox,” writes Mike Fleming Jr in an article for Deadline…
New Zealand | Toronto Star
06 August 2017
Hotels to Cross Off Your Bucket List
Annandale and Eichardt’s Private Hotel have been featured in an article in the Toronto Star, which showcases “five dreamy suites, villas and penthouses to cross off your travel bucket…
New Zealand | Travel Pulse
04 August 2017
One-of-a-Kind NZ Accommodations
“New Zealand is a unique destination that’s home to epic alpine scenery, glacial lakes, lush forests, beaches and fiords, not to mention home to the set of Middle Earth,” writes Chelsea Davis for…
Nature | Smithsonian
03 August 2017
Queenstown One of the Best Places to See Southern Lights
The southern lights or aurora australis are the southern cousin to the aurora borealis and can best be seen from the most southern…
Film | YouTube
08 August 2017
New Thor: Ragnarok Trailer
Watch the trailer for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok here. The film was directed by New Zealander Taika Waititi and is scheduled to be released in NZ in October.
New Zealand | India.com
03 August 2017
Power of Nature at Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park
“A visit to the sacred hot springs of the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park will make you feel like you are in an entirely different world…
Motorsports | Drifted
02 August 2017
Mad Mike – the Drift King of New Zealand
“Mad Mike Whiddett has been pushing the limits of speed since boyhood. If you’ve followed this guy’s career, you really shouldn’t be shocked by his outstanding…
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