EDGE #314: NZ Makes Biggest Leap in A.T. Kearney FDI, NZ Women Footballers Get Same Pay As Men + Wellington’s Paddy the Wanderer ++

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 16 May 2018 | #314 | New York
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Politics and Economics | A.T. Kearney
15 May 2018
NZ Makes Biggest Leap in A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index
New Zealand has made the biggest leap of any country – up seven spots to 16th – in this year’s A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index (FDI). The USA topped the FDI for the sixth year in a row,” according to the A.T. Kearney research…

Community/General | Project Syndicate
14 May 2018
Helen Clark Talks Global Health and Gender Equality
In a joint opinion piece for Project Syndicate former New Zealand prime minister and UNDP administrator Helen Clark discusses gender equality and global public health.Organizations advocating for improved…
Politics and Economics | ChannelNews Asia
15 May 2018
New Zealand Women Footballers Get Same Pay As Men
“New Zealand’s football body announced a new deal May 8 that gives the national women’s team the same pay and conditions as the men’s side, becoming one of the world’s first countries to do so,” reports ChannelNews…
Business | Global Times
16 May 2018
Freer NZ-China Trade Brings Fresh Milk to Shanghai
Jason Ji, a New Zealander working in Shanghai, is picky about fresh milk. Ji insists on drinking milk from New Zealand, even though he spends most of his time in China.“I can tell nuances between Kiwi milk and those from other origins, because…
Visual Arts | Danchi Dreams
15 May 2018
Photographer Explores Decline of Tokyo’s Ultramodern Dreams
“Japan is famed for its ultramodern cityscapes. But what happens when the ultramodern becomes old?” Photographer Cody Ellingham is using landscape photography skills…
Visual Arts | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
14 May 2018
Glass Artist Ruth Allen off to Float in Venice
A glass dress created by New Zealand multi-media artist Ruth Allen is one of among 30 designs to feature in the international Glass Art Society’s Fashion Show being held in the old glass capital…
Dance | ABC Radio Darwin
08 May 2018
Fire Spinner Hale Wilson Showcases Moves in Darwin
For New Zealand-born Samoan Hale Wilson, the art of fire spinning honours his culture and family history at the same time as looking cool.Wilson has carried his Samoan fire knife to…
Fashion | Opumo
10 May 2018
You Should Be Following Mr Essentialist
New York-based New Zealander Alexander Atkins has been on the radar of online lifestyle magazine Opumo for sometime now as the fashion and grooming blogger, who operates under the pseudonym of Mr Essentialist, continues to…
Fashion | Independent (The)
11 May 2018
Frances Schoemack’s Abel a Worthy Investment
Vegan perfume lovers must not only avoid fragrances made with extracts of milk, honey, leather and beeswax, but also secretions from animals used to mark their territories, which are often used as fixatives to make a scent. last longer. The…
Fashion | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
14 May 2018
Emilia Wickstead on Dressing the Royal Family
New Zealand-born fashion designer Emilia Wickstead, a favourite of Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge, is showing a collaboration with MATCHESFASHION.COM at Fashion Week Australia on…
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New Zealand | Atlas Obscura
15 May 2018
Wellington’s Paddy the Wanderer Forever Loved
Wellington’s waterfront memorial to the “well-loved, well-travelled wharf dog” Paddy the Wanderer is included in online travel guide, Atlas Obscura.“Paddy the Wanderer was an Airedale Terrier who roamed the streets of Wellington…
Nature | New York Post
09 May 2018
Spectacular Sinkhole Opens Up In New Zealand
“A spectacular sinkhole the length of two football fields and the depth of a six-story building has opened up on a New Zealand farm” near the North Island town of Rotorua, writes Guy Birchall in an article for The New York Post. Farm manager Colin…
New Zealand | Travel + Leisure
12 May 2018
Take Stargazing to New Heights in New Zealand
“The universe is back in fashion. Perhaps it’s because light pollution on the increase as white LED streetlights across ever-expanding cities, but there seems to be a growing interest in astro-tourism,” writes Jamie Carter in an article for Travel…
Media | Lonely Planet
13 May 2018
Piha Beach One of the Most Instagrammed Beaches
Piha Beach has been identified as one of the most Instagrammed beaches (#21) in the Asia Pacific Region in a list compiled by travel company Globehunters. Lonely Planet reports. The Auckland West Coast beach…
Video | Youtube
14 May 2018
Lydia Ko’s Favourite Spots in Auckland
Watch this short clip by Visit Auckland to find out which places professional golfer Lydia Ko loves in The City of Sails. The New Zealander recently won her 15th LPGA title at the Mediheal Championship in San Francisco….
Taste | New York Times (The)
11 May 2018
Rochelle Canteen’s Margot Henderson Gets Serious
In October 2017, New Zealander Margot Henderson and her British business partner Melanie Arnold, proprietors of Rochelle Canteen in the Shoreditch neighbourhood of East London, set up a second…
Video | Youtube
07 May 2018
Rose Matafeo at Upfront
Watch this 4-minute clip of Rose Matafeo’s performance at Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Upfront. Rose Matafeo is a New Zealand comedian and TV presenter who is splitting her time between UK and NZ…
Film & TV | Vogue
10 May 2018
Filmmaker Pietra Brettkelly Celebrates Guo Pei
“When I was little, I didn’t know what fashion was. The word didn’t exist,” Guo Pei tells Whakatane-born documentarian Pietra Brettkelly in Yellow Is Forbidden, a new film…
Music | The 405
14 May 2018
The Beths Look to the Future
The Beths is an Auckland guitar pop group who recently signed to Washington DC-based Carpark Records for the release of their debut album Future Me Hates Me, due out 10 August. The band has just released…
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