EDGE #317: NZ Rallies to Save its Iconic Bird, Mothers-to-be on Birth of a New Kind of PM, Peter Hillary + Jane Campion Classics ++

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 06 June 2018 | #317 | New York
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Nature | Guardian (The)
06 June 2018
New Zealand Rallies to Save its Iconic Bird
There are 68,000 kiwi left in New Zealand, and they are declining at the rate of 2 per cent per year. A century ago, there were millions. Outside the predator-free zones, kiwi chicks and adults are killed and eaten by dogs and cats, attacked by possums, stoats and rats, and hit by cars at night. The Guardian’s Eleanor Ainge Roy reports from Kapiti Island…

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Community/General | The Mainichi
05 June 2018
Helen Clark Speaks in Japan on Gender Equality
Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark stressed in a recent interview with Japan’s national daily newspaper The Mainichi that women need to continue to fight for gender equality, adding that zero tolerance policies at workplaces are…
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Politics and Economics | Reuters
02 June 2018
NZ Plans To Invest In More Recycling Plants As It Deals With China Waste Ban
“New Zealand is planning to invest more in recycling plants and set up government-led taskforce to work out how to grapple with the fallout from China’s ban on waste imports, its associate environment minister said on Thursday…
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Community/General | Guardian (The)
05 June 2018
Mothers-to-be on Birth of a New Kind of PM
In a Guardian article, New Zealand women with babies due this month discuss what it means to have a pregnant prime minister, and how they will balance parenthood, work and a severe lack of sleep.In mid-June Jacinda Ardern will become the second serving prime…
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Business | Australian Business Traveller
01 June 2018
Air NZ and Qantas Sign Codeshare Agreement Isolating Virgin Australia
“Qantas and Air New Zealand will join forces in a codeshare partnership intended to isolate Virgin Australia, a former AirNZ ally but now common enemy to both airlines,” writes David…
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Community/General | Real Clear Life
03 June 2018
Peter Hillary’s Love of Mountaineering
When Rebecca Gibian first emailed Peter Hillary about an interview, he replied saying that he was currently at 16,000 feet in the Himalayans, but would get back to her when he returned to New Zealand. Once he did, he spoke to her about his…
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Politics and Economics | Times Series
01 June 2018
Barnet Mayor Reuben Thompstone Sworn in
New Zealand-born Councillor Reuben Thompstone, a 42-year-old who represents the Golders Green ward, has become the 54th, and youngest-ever, mayor of Barnet, North London.Thompstone has a background in education…
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Visual Arts | Stuff
03 June 2018
Photographer Derek Henderson Is in Demand
Photographer Derek Henderson rates his career shooting fashion, travel and art photography as mediocre, but a quick look at his credentials and it’s plain to see he’s being coy. Laura Baker interviews the New Zealander for Stuff. …
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Visual Arts | Nevada Appeal
04 June 2018
Artist Matthew Couper Fuses Vegas and NZ
In Matthew Couper’s exhibition, From Dust to Water, the New Zealand-born Las Vegas-based artist uses the language of symbols – skeletons and cacti, blenders and playing cards – to combine pictorial elements in witty and incisive visual narratives. The Nevada…
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Visual Arts | Lydia Starkey
31 May 2018
A New NYC Neighbourhood
Commissioned by the New Zealand Consulate in the USA, designer Lydia Starkey illustrated a map of all the great NZ establishments in New York. The map, titled ‘Little New Zealand – A New NYC Neighbourhood” features 11 NZ establishments including The Musket Room…
No8 - Recharged
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Film & TV | Variety Magazine
05 June 2018
It: Chapter Two Casts Jay Ryan as Adult Ben
Auckland-born actor Jay Ryan, 36, has been cast as the adult version of Ben Hanscom in New Line’s It: Chapter Two, sources confirmed to Variety.Ryan joins Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader, who play Beverly, Bill, and Richie, respectively, in the sequel. Bill Skarsgard is…
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Film & TV | Daily Mail
02 June 2018
Keisha Castle-Hughes Takes to the Boxing Ring
She shot to fame as the fierce warrior Obara Sand on Game Of Thrones. But New Zealander Keisha-Castle Hughes, 28, will now flex her acting muscles in a different kind of drama, when she stars as a boxer in a “sexy, gritty” four-part TV show called…
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Film & TV | Guardian (The)
31 May 2018
Jane Campion Rewatches Her Own Classic
One of the world’s most unconventional filmmakers, New Zealander Jane Campion talks with The Guardian about the end of the patriarchy, doing away with decorum, and how losing her baby son changed her forever. Twenty-five years ago this month…
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Sport General | Sydney Morning Herald
05 June 2018
Giants Co-Captain Ngawai Eyles Settles In
New Zealand-born Canberra Giants recruit Ngawai Eyles is thriving in her role as a co-captain, declaring she “loves life in the capital” after moving to the city to support her ACT Brumbies partner, flyhalf Wharenui Hawera.Eyles, who grew up in Hamilton, believes stepping…
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Rugby | Irish Examiner
04 June 2018
Rugby Player James Lowe on Food for Performance
He’s played for the Māori All Blacks and he’s currently signed to European champions Leinster, so if there is anyone who can talk about fuelling their body for optimal performance it is 25-year-old professional rugby player James Lowe. The…
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Z-Files | Port Macquarie News
02 June 2018
Keith Dawson of Port Macquarie Turns 105
An effervescent Keith Dawson celebrated his 105th birthday on 24 May as he does each year: with family, friends and a tremendous smile. He will proudly tell you he is a New Zealander who has called the Mid North Coast, Australia home for more than 40 years. His wife has died, and when…
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Film & TV | Guardian (The)
30 May 2018
TV Host Clarke Gayford on Fatherhood
Less than a month away from the birth – which will make Jacinda Ardern the first serving head of government since Benazir Bhutto to have a baby – television host Clarke Gayford, 40, who will be a stay-at-home dad, is as…
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Adrenalin | ESPN
30 May 2018
Heli-Biking in New Zealand is Epic
“A thick layer of fog makes the scene that much more intense as the helicopter touches down. One by one, each mountain biker jogs away from the helicopter. One by one, the bikes are unloaded,” journalist and on-camera personality…
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Science/Tech | Guardian (The)
04 June 2018
Scientists to Lead DNA Hunt for Loch Ness Monster
An examination of Loch Ness using DNA sampling techniques will try to establish exactly what lives in the UK’s largest freshwater body – it may also discover whether there is any scientific basis to the monster legend…
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Dance | The Telegraph
01 June 2018
Rambert Chief Mark Baldwin’s Final Commission
New Zealander Mark Baldwin, the “venerable” artistic director of Rambert, the UK’s leading contemporary dance company, is stepping down from the role to devote more time to choreographic work. Baldwin’s final commission…
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Music | Peninsula Daily News
31 May 2018
Folk Singer Mel Parsons Touring US
Award-winning singer-songwriter New Zealander Mel Parsons, 36, recently performed as part of the Concerts in the Woods series in Coyle, Washington.“We are very lucky to have Mel Parsons make a stop in Coyle on her very limited…
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Fashion | Vogue
31 May 2018
Georgia Pratt on Non-Stretch Denim for Every Body
“I think I’ve had quite a hard time at different phases in my life,” New Zealand model Georgia Pratt tells Vogue, looking back at her long history with denim.“When I was in middle school, everyone was wearing a…
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