EDGE #327: Maori Businesses Reshaping NZ, Why Top Investor Immigrants Choose NZ, Allbirds’ Tim Brown Shares Sneaker Secrets + Simon Denny on Blockchain & Art + Time, CNN, Forbes, CNBC, New York Times, Guardian, Daily Mail

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 16 August 2018 | #327 | New York
Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Berlin), Carla Hofler, Henrike Forschler (Auckland).
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Te Ao Maori | CNN
15 August 2018
How Māori-Owned Small Businesses Are Reshaping NZ
Kākano means ‘seed’ in Māori. For Jade Temepara, a Māori woman who was crowned New Zealand’s Gardener of the Year in 2012, though, it means a lot more. Temepara owns Kākano, a Māori restaurant and cooking school in Christchurch, one of the country’s many small businesses helping to promote Tikanga Māori…

Business | TIME
14 August 2018
NZ Announces Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags
New Zealand has become the latest country to ban single-use plastic bags in an effort to tackle plastic pollution, Time magazine reports.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced plans to phase out…
Taste | CNBC
14 August 2018
Air NZ Serving Bill Gates-Backed Impossible Burger
Famous chefs have said they’d never eat on a plane, and airline food in general has a bad reputation for not being healthy (or good). But passengers may look forward to their meals on top rated airline, Air New Zealand. In…
Politics and Economics | Forbes
10 August 2018
Why Top Investor Immigrants Choose New Zealand
“People do not usually think of New Zealand as an investment destination,” Andy Semotiuk, a US and Canadian immigration lawyer, writes in an article for Forbes. “However, the country is rated number one for ease…
Rugby | New York Times (The)
09 August 2018
Raised on Rugby
“In sports, few teams have dominated their competition the way the New Zealand All Blacks of rugby union have,” writes David Maurice Smith in an article for The New York Times. “Understanding how New Zealand maintains that dominance requires a look…
Politics and Economics | Wall Street Journal
16 August 2018
NZ Bans Foreigners From Buying Existing Homes
“New Zealand has lured Asian billionaires, Hollywood filmmakers, and tech entrepreneurs with a liberal immigration policy and light regulation of foreign…
Film & TV | Daily Mail
13 August 2018
Lucy Lawless Lands Lead in Australian TV Series
She’s known for fighting the forces of evil in ‘90s cult television show Xena: Warrior Princess. Now it has been announced that New Zealander Lucy Lawless, 50…
Community/General | Guardian (The)
13 August 2018
Jacinda Ardern Reflects on Life After Giving Birth
From the outside it appears to be business as usual for New Zealand’s prime minister. But eight weeks ago Jacinda Ardern became only the second leader in the world to give birth while in office…
Science/Tech | Stuff
14 August 2018
Scientist Harjinder Singh Wins Illustrious US Award
After 30 years of research in the dairy industry, a distinguished service award was well deserved for Massey University professor and food scientist Harjinder Singh, 60, who last month became the first New Zealander to win…
Fashion | Daily Mail
13 August 2018
Tim Brown of Allbirds Shares His Sneaker Secrets
New Zealander Tim Brown, co-founder of Allbirds, the running shoe brand beloved by the likes of Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner and Emma Watson, has revealed the very unique secret behind his minimalist designs. Brown…
New Zealand | Singapore Tatler
10 August 2018
Wellington a Constantly Innovative Food Scene
“In addition to being home to a wealth of parks, the national museum Te Papa and movie prop studio Weta Cave, not to mention charming harbour fronts and beaches, [Wellington] is a true food…
Adrenalin | Daily Mail
15 August 2018
New Bungy Experience Catapults Users to 60 mph in 1.5 Seconds
“Adrenaline junkies can now be catapulted to 60mph in 1.5 seconds across a 500ft ravine thanks to an amazing world-first bungy experience,” writes Jennifer Newton in an article for The Daily Mail…
Taste | Australian (The)
11 August 2018
Scott Brannigan’s Wood-Fired Bread a Rising Star
Plenty of restaurants around Australia are creating unique sourdough breads these days. It’s a welcome development. But in a delightful example of chicken and egg, New Zealander Scott Brannigan’s…
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Visual Arts | Saudi Gazette
09 August 2018
Simon Denny Weighs in on Blockchain and Art
From verification tools for provenance and authenticity to new approaches to art collecting and even new art forms, blockchain’s impact on the art world is already undeniable. During this…
Opera | The List
08 August 2018
Wagnerian Superstar Simon O’Neill in Edinburgh
The best of Bernstein, Brahms, Hungarian classical and Wagner’s Ring Cycle are among the classical highlights of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival, and Ashburton-born opera…
Film & TV | Guardian(The)
02 August 2018
Antipodean Women Deliver Summer of Laughter to UK
This summer, an influx of female antipodean standup comedians, variety acts and sitcom stars are reshaping the way Britain views New Zealand and Australia. Observer arts and media…
Music | NPR
12 August 2018
Royals Makes Top Best Female Songs of the Century
An NPR Music list of the 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women has put Lorde’s debut smash hit, the 2013 “Royals”, in the top 10.According to NPR, the songs are by artists whose major musical contributions…
Dance | Pitchfork
03 August 2018
Pitchfork Fave Created by Parris and Ciara
The Parris Goebel-choreographed “Level Up”, a track sung by American singer-songwriter Ciara, who joins New Zealand’s ReQuest Dance Crew on the dance floor, is one of American online music magazine Pitchfork’s favourite videos…
Video | Youtube
10 August 2018
Stan Walker – Thank You
Watch this clip to hear the New Zealand soul singer’s single ‘Thank You’ from his EP ‘Stan’. Earlier this year Stan Walker released documentary Stan Walker: The Fight of His Life in which he reveals his lengthy battle to get his strength back after a…
Community/General | BBC
19 August 2013
5 Years Ago – New Zealand’s First Same-Sex Marriages Occur Across the Country
Just hours after same-sex marriage laws came into force, New Zealand’s first gay marriages began taking place across the country. 31 couples plan on tying the knot today, but the number is…
Sport General | BBC Sport
15 August 2008
10 Years Ago – Gold in the Bird’s Nest
Auckland athlete Valerie Vili, 23, has won a gold medal in shot put at the Beijing Olympics, the first for New Zealand in track and field since John Walker’s gold in the 1500m at Montreal in 1976. The reigning world outdoor and indoor…
Community/General | TIME
18 August 2003
15 Years Ago – Cool Kiwis: Why It’s Suddenly Not on the Edge of the World
The Edge metaphor permeates Timemagazine’s 50-page rave on NZ. ‘NZ Journeys’ takes an in-depth look at our designers, scientists, exporters, film industry, Maori language…
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