EDGE #336: NZ Second-Best Place for Expats, NZ Passport #8 on Power Ranking, Soul Machines Puts Human Face on AI + Economic Times, Forbes, Mumbrella

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 18 October 2018 | #336 | New York
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Community/General | Singapore Business Review
15 October 2018
New Zealand Second-Best Place for Expats
New Zealand has been ranked the second-best place for expats in a study by HSBC. Singapore has landed the top spot in the survey. The Singapore Business Review reports. The Expat Explorer survey found that New Zealand ranked ninth in economics, first for experience categories and second in family indicators. “Sweden, one of the world’s most gender-equal countries, got top billing for family life, while New Zealand’s…

Politics/Economics | Economic Times
11 October 2018
NZ Passport #8 on Power Ranking
“Global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners has released its quarterly report on the world’s most desirable passports,” as reported in India’s Economic Times…
Nature | The Guardian
16 October 2018
New Zealand Bird of the Year
The Kererū – “a native green and bronze wood pigeon with a taste for fermented fruit has been named the 2019 bird of the year in New Zealand” in a poll organised by Forest and Bird, writes Eleanor Ainge Roy in an article for…
Sport General | Olympics.org
11 October 2018
Dylan McCullough Takes Triathlon Gold at Youth Olympic Games
“Dylan McCullough of New Zealand stormed to victory in the men’s triathlon at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 on Monday 8…
Science/Tech | Mumbrella
16 October 2018
Air NZ Debuts Magic Leap Virtual Reality Game
“Air New Zealand has ventured into the world of virtual reality marketing with its Fact or Fantasy concept game that features a world where people witness a…
Science/Tech | Space Tech Asia
17 October 2018
Rocket Lab Unveils New Production Facility
“Rocket Lab has expanded its global footprint with the unveiling of a new production facility that ‘rethinks the way orbital rockets are built’”. Space Tech Asia reports…
Science/Tech | Forbes
13 October 2018
How Magic Leap Is Making the Magic
“When I met Rony Abovitz at Magic Leap’s Developer Conference (aka LEAPCon) in downtown Los Angeles yesterday, I told him it was like meeting all four Beatles at once. He’s defined for me…
Tangata Whenua
Business | Nikkei Asian Review
11 October 2018
Startup Soul Machines Puts Human Face on AI
New Zealand-based startup Soul Machines has so far created 15 humanoids – disembodied screen presences – like Lia, employed mainly as customer service assistants. They…
Community/General | Republican Journal (The)
07 October 2018
Lyndsey Lewis Becomes a New American
Twenty-two foreign-born Maine residents, including New Zealand-born Lyndsey Lewis, completed the long journey of becoming US citizens at a naturalisation…
Architecture | Stuff
13 October 2018
Peter Macky Renews Historic German Train Station
Aucklander Peter Macky, a former lawyer, has nearly completed a 10-year restoration of the first Kaiserbahnhof train station in Halbe, Germany. Macky, who lives six months of the year…
Film & TV | Entertainment Weekly
16 October 2018
What We Do In the Shadows Premieres at NY Comic Con
The first episode of the upcoming What We Do in the Shadows TV show, featuring co-creators Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, has been screened at New York…
Film & TV | Kyodo News
12 October 2018
Temuera Morrison & Sam Neill to Star in “The Brighton Miracle”
Temuera Morrison and Sam Neill are to star in “The Brighton Miracle”, a film that portrays “Japan’s famous win over South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.” The victory is “regarded by…
Film & TV | West Australian (The)
15 October 2018
NZ’s Shearing Women Wow on Screen
“Female shearers across the ditch are celebrating the anticipated release of a film shining a spotlight on their industry and gender. The trailer for She Shears featuring five female shearers from New Zealand was…
Sport General | Outside
12 October 2018
Jamie Turner is Training the Best in the World
Elite triathlon coach Jamie Turner is an affable New Zealander known for building mentally unbreakable athletes. The 46-year-old former triathlete, now a bit…
Agriculture | Herald Scotland (The)
10 October 2018
Milk from Deer Causing a Stir
Excitement is building among New Zealand’s high-end chefs over a new world-first. Deer milk is now being sourced from 70 hinds in Southland to make cheese, desserts and…
Agriculture | Farmers Guardian
15 October 2018
Farmer Doug Avery in Scotland Speaking On Drought
New Zealander Doug Avery, known as ‘The Resilient Farmer’, recently spoke about having endured the worst drought “in living memory”…
Walk On
Video | Youtube
15 October 2018
Marlon Williams Talks About His Second Album
Watch this interview to find out more about Marlon Williams‘ second album ‘Make Way For Love’. Marlon Williams is an award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist from Lyttelton…
Music | 405 (The)
12 October 2018
DJ Christoph El Truento Announces New Album
New Zealand-born sound explorer, producer and DJ Christoph El Truento has just announced the release of his new album LWMP18 through Berlin-based record label/artist…
New Zealand | The Province
14 October 2018
Stewart Island and the Elusive Kiwi
“Tell a New Zealander that you’ve been to Rakiura/Stewart Island and chances are they’ll be envious, telling you they can’t wait to visit their wee third-largest island. After intros – kia ora, how ya doing…
Community/General | BBC
15 October 2013
5 Years Ago – Our Islands Formally and Bilingually Named
New Zealand has formally adopted names in English and Maori for the North Island and the South Island; the English already in use but which had not been…
Music | Limewire
16 October 2008
10 Years Ago – New Kids Take on NY
Four New Zealand bands – The Naked and Famous, Bang! Bang! Eche!, Cut Off Your Hands and The Ruby Suns – “showcase an evening of up-tempo Kiwi-centric jams” at New York’s Delancey as…
Fashion | Yahoo
19 October 2003
15 Years Ago – Runway Successes
The usual suspects stood out from the crowd at the 2003 L’Oreal NZ Fashion Week in Auckland, with WORLD (above), Nom*D, and Zambesi flying the edge flag for innovative and individual…
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