EDGE #311: Black Fern Sevens Win Kitakyushu Sevens, Burial at Last for WWI Soldier Killed at Ypres + Roger Donaldson On ‘Sleeping Dogs’ And ‘Cocktail’ ++

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 26 April 2018 | #311 | New York
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Rugby | Japan Times (The)
23 April 2018
New Zealand Wins Kitakyushu Sevens
“New Zealand won the women’s Kitakyushu Sevens for the second straight year Sunday, beating France 24-12 in the final on another disappointing day for host Japan,” as reported in an article in The Japan Times. “While the Black Ferns were treating fans at Mikuni World Stadium to another wonderful display of rugby”, the Sakura Sevens finished “12th…

Community/General | Conversation (The)
24 April 2018
Ways to Better Water Quality in NZ Lakes and Rivers
“Two years ago, New Zealanders were shocked when contaminated drinking water sickened more than 5000 people in the small town of Havelock North, with a population of 14,000,” writes Professor Troy Baisden, chair of Lake and…
Te Ao Maori | CNN
23 April 2018
Jacinda Ardern Wears Korowai to Meet the Queen
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern turned heads at Buckingham Palace last week, wearing a traditional Māori korowai to a state banquet of world leaders.The korowai was loaned to Ardern by the Ngāti Rānana London Māori Club, who said it was the second time it had…
War & Peace | Times (The)
24 April 2018
Burial at Last for WWI Soldier Killed at Ypres
First World War soldier, New Zealander Captain Henry John Innes Walker, 25, whose remains lay undiscovered for more than 100 years has been given a full military burial after gas engineers uncovered his final resting place.Captain Walker, who fought with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was shot in the …
Obituaries | Times (The)
23 April 2018
Ivan Mauger Was the King of Speedway
Speedway legend Ivan Mauger, who won a record six world championships during the 1960s and 1970s, has died at his home on the Gold Coast, Queensland. He was 78.When Christchurch-born Mauger came to the UK from New Zealand in the 1950s…
Film & TV | Japan Today
26 April 2018
Scott Dixon Competes on American Ninja Warrior
New Zealand four-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon will enter the realm of reality TV when he auditions in Indianapolis this week for American Ninja Warrior. Dixon, 37, nicknamed “The Iceman,” thought it…
Cricket | Stuff
20 April 2018
Mitchell McClenaghan to Star in Netflix Series
Former Black Cap Hastings-born Mitchell McClenaghan, 31, will be among the players featured in a new Netflix reality series on the most successful team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Mumbai Indians.The streaming giant is…
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Film & TV | Forbes
20 April 2018
Roger Donaldson On ‘Sleeping Dogs’ And ‘Cocktail’
“Cocktail, No Way Out, The Bounty, Species, The World’s Fastest Indian, Dante’s Peak – director Roger Donaldson’s resume is brimming with crowd-pleasing Hollywood movies, some of them seminal,” writes Simon …
Visual Arts | Quartzy
22 April 2018
Rube Goldberg Fan Joseph Herscher Shares Tricks
New Zealander Joseph Herscher’s foolproof way to roast turkey involves an axe, a back massager, various magnets, catapults, and a small dog. His Rube Goldberg machines to facilitate power napping and to remove milk…
Nature | Conversation (The)
19 April 2018
Sperm Race Helping Save Sugar-Lapping Hihi
“It’s likely you’ve never heard of a hihi, let alone seen one in the wild. Also known as stitchbirds, these colourful little critters are a true taonga. They’re only found in New Zealand, and currently restricted to just seven…
Music | DIY
20 April 2018
UMO Frontman Ruban Nielson Keeps it Dumb
On 2015’s Multi-Love, New Zealand-born Ruban Nielson, 38, frontman of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, saw his personal life laid out and analysed. Now, on the band’s fourth LP Sex & Food, he’s trying to keep it “dumb”. Or his version of dumb, at least…
Music | Observer Reporter
21 April 2018
Kimbra Displays Impressive Range On ‘Primal Heart’
“If there’s any musical justice, Kimbra’s third studio album should be the one that finally catapults the New Zealander to the acclaim she deserves,” writes Mark Kennedy in a review of her latest album for the Observer-Reporter. “On the 12-track Primal Heart…
Taste | Japan Times (The)
18 April 2018
Unique Zenkuro Sake Brewery Turning Heads
New Zealand is famous for its award-winning wines, but now the country’s first and only sake brewery, Zenkuro Sake in Queenstown, is making a name for itself on the world stage.Zenkuro Sake has only been in business for three years, but has already…
Taste | London Evening Standard
25 April 2018
London Roaster Kurt Stewart Makes Coffee Accessible
Former chef New Zealand-born Kurt Stewart, founder of Volcano Coffee Works, arrived in London over two decades ago, and was surprised by how little access there was to decent versions of his favourite drink…
Taste | The Independent
21 April 2018
How the Flat White Conquered UK Coffee Scene
Latte, Americano, cappuccino – the flat white might be relatively new to the scene (and sound less glamorous), but it now amounts for about 10 per cent of UK coffee sales, according to The…
Taste | New York Times (The)
19 April 2018
Ben Shewry Has Transformed Australian Dining
“The restaurant’s name will be a single word: stark, vaguely industrial, somewhat meaningless. There will be some sort of sculptural tartare on the menu, and probably a kingfish ceviche. Saltbush and kangaroo…
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