EDGE #340: Secrets of the All Blacks, Joe Schmidt Wisdom, Gibbs Amphibians, Sam Kelly’s Savage + Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, The Guardian

This newsletter contains the original hyperlinks to the source articles, some links may have now expired. Editor.

News of Global New Zealanders
From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 14 November 2018 | #340 | New York
Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler, Henrike Forschler (Auckland).
See all stories and a 14,000 story archive of international New Zealand news 2000-2018 at NZEDGE/MEDIA.
Fern symbol by www.nzflag.com founded by Lloyd Morrison.
View Story
Rugby | Chronicle
08 November 2018
Secrets Behind the World’s Most Successful Team
The All Blacks jersey carries with it an aura of invincibility. Their starting 15 could be injured and the next 15 would still stand head and shoulders above the rest of the world. How did a tiny nation of less than 5 million people build such an unshakeable dynasty of excellence? This premise drives…

Business | The National
12 November 2018
Air NZ and French to Develop Electric Aircraft
Air New Zealand and the French plane manufacturer Avions de Transport Regional (ATR) have signed an agreement to explore the…
Politics and Economics | Australian (The)
13 November 2018
NZ Passes Ban on Offshore Oil Exploration
“New Zealand’s government has passed a polarising law ending future offshore oil and gas exploration around…
Science/Tech | Der Spiegel
13 November 2018
Peter Beck Discusses Ambitious Space Plans
In an interview with Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine, Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck discusses his company’s ambitious plans to tap the growing market for…
Politics and Economics | GeekWire
14 November 2018
Chris Liddell on “The Biggest IT Transformation of All Time”
“In the wake of Tuesday’s power-shifting midterm elections, the White House plans to stay the course in…
Business | Business Insider
13 November 2018
Koru’s Rachel Carrell Says Invest in Women
Tech startups and investment remain fairly homogeneous, with ethnic minority and female founders still in the minority. One early-stage UK venture capital firm , Forward Partners, is releasing…
Business | Gulf Times
09 November 2018
Gibbs Amphibians to Establish Humdinga Assembly Subsidiary In Qatar
“Gibbs Amphibians (Gibbs) is establishing a strategic partnership with the Madaeen Al Doha Group for the supply and assembly…
Rugby | Independent (The)
12 November 2018
England Denied Victory over All Blacks
“The All Blacks looked a shadow of their usual selves in the first half but eventually fought back as Damian McKenzie and Beauden Barrett cut the deficit,” the Independent’s deputy…
Rugby | Limerick Leader
12 November 2018
Joe Schmidt Shares Wisdom with Limerick Students
When New Zealander Joe Schmidt, 53, talks, people sit up and listen. So when a group of aspiring rugby stars got the chance to hear Ireland’s greatest ever…
Business | TVNZ
14 November 2018
Epic Fly Rods in Demand All over the Globe
A fiberglass fly rod made by the Wanaka-based Swift Fly Fishing Company is in hot demand all over the world, according to a recent TVNZ report. “We’ve got rods…
New Zealand and the Sea – A major new history from Bridget Williams Books
Film & TV | Hollywood Reporter
08 November 2018
Production Wraps on Sam Kelly’s Savage
Wellingtonian Sam Kelly’s directorial debut Savage has now wrapped up production. The drama is inspired by the true stories of New Zealand’s street gangs and their…
Video | Youtube
02 November 2018
Born Racer Trailer
Watch the trailer for new Born Racer here. The documentary is set against four-time Verizon IndyCar Series Champion and Indianapolis 500 Winner Scott Dixon’s “2017 IndyCar season…
Writers | The Conversation
10 November 2018
Redmond Wallis Diaries Enable Leonard Cohen Book
The research for Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni’s book Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra…
Dance | Telegraph & Argus
11 November 2018
Brendan Cole to Wow Audiences with Anniversary Performance
“Dancing supremo Brendan Cole is bringing his fantastic footwork to Bradford, with his latest spectacular show All Night Long,” which will…
Dance | The Irish News
08 November 2018
Ballerina Delia Mathews Embraces Role of Lise
Described as “the funniest, sunniest English ballet masterpiece”, the curtain comes up on La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) at Belfast’s Grand…
New Zealand | San Francisco Chronicle
07 November 2018
By All Means Visit But Please Clean Up
New Zealand has a message for the visitors drawn by its deep mossy forests, bubbling mud pools and magnificent peaks: clean up after yourselves…
Business | Forbes
09 November 2018
Dropping in on Designer Wayne Sørensen
“Content might be king, but hype is currently retail’s high priest,” according to Forbes contributor Katie Baron, who explores “drop culture” in a feature for the publication…
Visual Arts | Houston Chronicle
09 November 2018
Quilter Mary Jane Sneyd Shows in Houston
New Zealand-born cancer epidemiologist Mary Jane Sneyd is exhibiting “Colour Blind” at the 2018 International Quilt Festival on in Houston in the…
Community/General | Guardian (The)
11 November 2018
Deserted Waitaki Village up for Sale
Lake Waitaki village in South Otago was built in the 1930s as workers accommodation for dam labourers but has lain largely empty since 1989 when the dam’s operation…
Rugby | Philadelphia Enquirer
12 November 2013
5 Years Ago – How Americans Perceive the Haka
“Maori players screamed, made faces, pounded their chests and flexed their bulging muscles while chanting in unison,” writes Mike Still in a report…
Business | Great Lakes IT Report
16 November 2008
10 Years Ago – Waterborne Cars Are Go
New Zealand entrepreneur Alan Gibbs, 69, has opened an amphibious vehicle engineering and research centre for his firm, Gibbs Technologies in Auburn…
Film & TV | Toronto Star
17 November 2003
15 Years Ago – Xena and Her Sisters
Ex-Warrior Princess, Lucy Lawless, was the obvious choice to front a Discovery Channel documentary series on women fighters in history. Warrior Woman features Joan of Arc, China’s Wang…
NZ Flag

Twitter Feed
NZEDGE on Twitter