EDGE #345: Happy Holidays! Maru Nihoniho One of Forbes’ Top 50 Women in Tech + 15 stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 19 December 2018 | #345 | New York
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Business | Forbes
18 December 2018
Maru Nihoniho One of Forbes’ Top 50 Women in Tech
Metia Interactive founder and managing director, Maru Nihoniho, has been named one of the Top 50 Women in Technology by Forbes. “Founding Metia Interactive in 2003, Nihoniho continues to receive international accolades for video games that address the needs of “rangatahi…

Film & TV | Sky News
19 December 2018
Peter Jackson Earns Rare Blue Peter Gold Badge
Sir Peter Jackson has received Blue Peter’s highest accolade – a gold badge. The Oscar-winning director, who is best known for The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit…
Science/Tech | Space.com
19 December 2018
Rocket Lab Launches First NASA Mission
New Zealand-founded spaceflight startup Rocket Lab has launched 13 tiny satellites on its first-ever mission for NASA, just a month after acing its first commercial flight.All of the…
Rugby | Guardian (The)
14 December 2018
Steve Hansen to Step Down After 2019 World Cup
“Steve Hansen’s all-conquering reign as the New Zealand coach will end after the 2019 World Cup. The 59-year-old, who has been in charge of the All Blacks…
War & Peace | Channel News Asia
16 December 2018
Military Braces for Climate Change Battle
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has identified climate change as one of its biggest security challenges, warning that responding to global warming will…
Community/General | Forbes
10 December 2018
NZ Study Confirms Environmental Benefits of Building Cycleways
“A new study by researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and Victoria University has confirmed that building cycleways benefits…
Community/General | Drinks Business (The)
17 December 2018
NZ Researchers Argue James Bond Has Drinking Problem
Researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago and the UK’s University of Oxford “have published a study in the Medical…
Still Counting - Marilyn Waring on Wellbeing Economics
Business | Bloomberg
16 December 2018
RBS Boss Ross McEwan Addresses Brexit
Ross McEwan surprised markets in October when Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc made a provision related to Brexit. With Theresa May’s divorce deal from the…
Rugby | Guardian (The)
15 December 2018
Warren Gatland Potential Successor to Eddie Jones
Britain’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) interim chief executive, Nigel Melville, is planning to speak to New Zealander Warren Gatland OBE as part of his search…
Science/Tech | Global Times
14 December 2018
124-Year-Old Telescope to be Restored in NZ
One of the world’s most famous Victorian telescopes will be restored and available for public viewing in autumn 2019 at Lake Tekapo after spending five decades in…
Visual Arts | Xinhua
17 December 2018
Terracotta Warriors Exhibition Launches at Te Papa
Te Papa’s latest landmark exhibition Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality has launched. Xinhua reports. “The exhibition features eight…
Film & TV | Variety
15 December 2018
Jason Momoa Performs Haka at Aquaman Premiere
Aquaman star Jason Momoa has wowed fans when he led a massive red carpet haka at the film’s premiere on Thursday night. Variety reports. “For the…
Video | YouTube
13 December 2018
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing
The 19.4 kilometres Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of the most well-known day hikes in New Zealand. Though beautiful it can be dangerous. Watch the video to get to know the track…
Theatre | Australian (The)
22 December 2013
5 Years Ago – Simba Impresses in Sydney Lion King Production
South Auckland-born Nick Afoa, 27, makes a “fine musical theatre debut as the adult Simba” in an Australian musical production of Disney’s The Lion King…
Music | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
18 December 2008
10 Years Ago – In Vogue in Sydney
Auckland songstress Gin Wigmore, 22, has been named one of ten best up-and-coming musical acts in the Metro section of The Sydney Morning Herald. Wigmore is…
Film & TV | BBC News
18 December 2003
15 Years Ago – Lions and Witches in Kiwiland
Pre-production on The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is officially underway in NZ, with Weta Workshop on board for the visual effects and Kiwi Andrew Adamson (Shrek)…
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