EDGE #310: New Zealand Bans All New Offshore Oil Exploration, Remarkable Kiwis Celebrated in Dream Catchers Series + Chef Mark Simmons Runs the Show at NY’s Kiwiana ++

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 19 April 2018 | #310 | New York
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Politics and Economics | Guardian (The)
12 April 2018
New Zealand Bans All New Offshore Oil Exploration
“The New Zealand government will grant no new offshore oil exploration permits in a move that is being hailed by conservation and environmental groups as a historic victory in the battle against climate change,” writes Eleanor Ainge Roy in an article for The Guardian. “The ban will apply to new…

Business | The New Daily
13 April 2018
Air New Zealand Second in TripAdvisor Airline Ratings
Air New Zealand has been named the world’s second best airline in TripAdvisor’s Top 10 airlines ranking, “in which Australia’s national carrier Qantas is notably absent,” writes James Fernyhough in an article for…
Rugby | The Sunday Times
17 April 2018
Why Wayne Pivac Is Most Sought-After Coach in Rugby
Under New Zealand-born coach Wayne Pivac, there is a resurgence in Llanelli rugby. The Scarlets have been flying, according to Sunday Times rugby correspondent Stephen Jones.Recently, Stradey Park was packed to the rafters…
Film & TV | Dream Catchers
12 April 2018
NZ’s Global Winners Celebrated in New Series Dream Catchers
Many Kiwis who touch down in the UK for their OE or holidays “end up staying and living their dreams on the other side of the world.” Inspiring series Dream Catchers “reveals some of our most successful expats…
Music | Rolling Stone
16 April 2018
Neil Finn to Join Fleetwood Mac
Legendary band Fleetwood Mac has announced that Neil Finn of Crowded House and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will replace departing guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.The band’s firing of Buckingham over the group’s upcoming…
Music | The Boston Globe
14 April 2018
Lorde Scripts a Party and Then Brings It
Lorde’s “fast-paced, yet emotionally resonant show at TD Garden” in Boston “was a superlative showcase” for her second album Melodrama, Maura Johnston writes in a review of the recent concert for The Boston Globe.“Lorde, her backing band, and her…
Music | West Sussex County Times
16 April 2018
Jamie McClennan Takes His Family on Tour
New Zealand-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jamie McClennan and Scottish singer Emily Smith have been making country folk music together for 15 years. Now they tour for…
Taste | NZ Herald
17 April 2018
Chef Mark Simmons Runs the Show at NY’s Kiwiana
At the height of global protests against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban last year, New York restaurateur and chef Mark Simmons decided to add a personal message to the bottom of his customer bills…
Film & TV | Village Voice
17 April 2018
Sweet Country’s Sam Neill Marks Milestone
As is the case with many a beloved screen actor, everyone has their own mental image of Sam Neill, Karen Han writes for the Village Voice. For some, it’s of the prickly paleontologist Dr Alan Grant from Jurassic Park. For others, it’s of …
Film & TV | Arab News
12 April 2018
Karl Urban in Dubai for Comic Con
New Zealand actor 45-year-old Karl Urban “is basically Comic Con personified”, according to Arab News, “with a deep sci-fi fantasy pedigree running from Xena: Warrior Princess through Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Lord of the Rings…
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Writers | El Pais
11 April 2018
Contesting New Zealand’s Discovery
A history book by New Zealander Winston Cowie called, Conquistador Puzzle Trail, which suggests that the Spanish or Portuguese may have discovered New Zealand before the Dutchman Abel Tasman is causing a new stir. Spanish newspaper El País…
Writers | Santa Fe New Mexican
14 April 2018
Brent Williams Charts Journey Through Depression
Ten years after his symptoms first took hold of him, New Zealander Brent Williams has written a graphic novel that is part memoir and part self-help book. Out of the Woods: A Journey Through Depression and Anxiety…
Visual Arts | Leinster Leader
16 April 2018
Photographer Michael Anderton Moves to Kildare
New Zealander Michael Anderton, who has set up a photographic gallery in Allenwood, has said that moving to the West Kildare village inspired him to develop his photography hobby.As a younger man…
Media | Stuff
18 April 2018
US-Based Radio Exec Andrew Jeffries Loves LA
Private shows by the likes of Ed Sheeran and Coldplay are all in a day’s work for Los Angeles based New Zealander Andrew Jeffries, who is executive vice president for programming across the West Coast of the United States…
Agriculture | National Post
15 April 2018
Dairy Farmer Richard Watson Embraces AI Technology
In the two months since US-based New Zealand dairy farmer Richard Watson strapped 200 remote-control-sized transmitters around his cows’ necks, an artificial-intelligence system named Ida has pinged his…
Golf | ESPN
12 April 2018
Golfer Lydia Ko Envisions Her Pro Future
Sometimes New Zealander Lydia Ko, 20, likes to imagine the future. More specifically, her professional future. The Auckland-raised golfer talks to ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg about her plans. Ko thinks about what kind…
New Zealand | Travel+Leisure
9 April 2018
New Zealand in Time-Lapse
New Zealand’s striking and incredibly diverse landscape has helped it become the setting for many famed film series that include the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, Travel + Leisure magazine reports, and a new video shows you just how stunning its scenery can be.San…
Nature | Arizona Daily Sun
6 April 2018
Glowworms Are Stars of the New Zealand Night
“If you want to experience a starry night in New Zealand even when it’s cloudy, there’s an option. When foul weather hides the Southern Cross and the Magellanic Clouds of the southern skies, you can look for glowworms,” Karen London writes in an article…
Fashion | Telegraph (The)
13 April 2018
Jessica McCormack’s Mayfair Magic at Any Budget
The 19th-century Mayfair townhouse filled with contemporary art and antiques; the gobstopper-sized diamonds that populate her Instagram feed, the celebrity fan-base including the likes of Liv Tyler and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley…
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