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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 16 January 2019 | #346 | New York
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Politics and Economis | East Asia Forum
15 January 2019
Unusual Coalition Survives in a Febrile World
In a piece for online policy forum, East Asia Forum, Professor of Strategic Studies at Victoria University, Robert Ayson reviews New Zealand’s “unlikely coalition”.

“As 2018 began New Zealand did not have an answer to its leading political question: would the coalition government…

Science/Tech | ETHNews.com
15 January 2019
Blockchain Tech Opportunites Abound for Aotearoa
A new report commissioned by New Zealand’s innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation, suggests the country is fertile ground for blockchain tech.The crown…
Business | Stuff
14 January 2019
New Zealand Tech Companies Making It Big in US
As Peter Jackson has shown, it’s perfectly possible to do things on a global scale from New Zealand. But the big money, support and collaboration with…
Business | New York Times (The)
16 January 2019
IKEA to Open in New Zealand
IKEA Group, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, is expanding into New Zealand – even as it faces stiff competition worldwide from online outlets and traditional department stores that…
Film & TV | Paste Magazine
2 January 2019
Peter Jackson Wants to Restore His Gory Early Films
“It’s funny how few of the average theater-goers for Peter Jackson epics, whether it’s The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit or the upcoming Mortal Engines, realize just how debauched the…
Film & TV | Wrap (The)
7 January 2019
Rising Star Thomasin McKenzie Wanted to be a Vet
When she was a young girl in New Zealand, Thomasin McKenzie wasn’t sure what she wanted to be when she grew up. But she knew what she didn’t want to be. McKenzie sits down with…
Music | Fashion Journal
7 January 2019
Fifteen Minutes With Pop Singer Robinson
Nelson-born artist Robinson, 21, is no stranger to impressing international crowds, having toured Europe earlier this year with Hayley Kiyoko.Now, with singles like the intensely romantic ‘Medicine’…
Nature | Canada Free Press
12 January 2019
Where to Spot Wildlife in New Zealand
“Located at the bottom of the planet, New Zealand has a diverse range of landscapes in a country with a population that is tiny by world standards” and “it’s no surprise that New Zealand….
New Zealand | Harper’s Bazaar
13 January 2019
Luxury Lover’s Guide to Queenstown
“Set beside a glittering lake, surrounded by snow-tipped mountain ranges, Queenstown is a traveller’s paradise on the rise,” writes Mahalia Chang in her Queenstown guide for…
New Zealand | TTG
9 January 2019
NZ “Brimming With Unique Accommodation Options”
“From eco-friendly glass pods to gravity-defying treehouses, New Zealand is brimming with unique….
Still Counting - Marilyn Waring on Wellbeing Economics
Community/General | Irish Times (The)
11 January 2019
Father and Doctor Matt Widdowson on Parenting
The overwhelming concern of most new parents after they get home from the maternity hospital is will they be able to keep their tiny infant alive, The Irish Times reports…
Education | NZHerald
14 January 2019
Musician Aurian White Earns Global Honour
At just 12 years old Sistema Whangārei student Aurian White will be sharing the Northland city with the world.White, a Tikipunga High School student, is one of 10 students selected from Sistema programmes…
Writers | Telegraph (The)
14 January 2019
Wonky Donkey Makes UK Christmas Bestseller List
The tale of a three-legged donkey has become a surprise Christmas bestseller thanks to a viral video of a grandmother reading it to her grandson…
Obituaries | National Post
15 January 2019
Distance Runner Bill Baillie Finishes the Race
Nelson-born athlete William “Bill” Baillie, who once held world records in the now obscure 20,000m and one-hour running events, has died in Auckland. He was 84…
Sport General | Cyclist
15 January 2019
Young Cyclist Ella Harris Earns Pro Contract
Dunedin cyclist Ella Harris is the third woman, and the youngest victor, to win the Canyon-Sram Zwift Academy Programme becoming the latest rider to earn a…
Rugby | Telegraph (The)
15 January 2019
England Crazy Not to Hire Warren Gatland
“At the end of Rugby World Cup 2019, we can expect a fascinating merry-go-round of experienced Test coaches,” according to the Telegraph’s Charlie Morgan. “Should England underperform…
Sport General | Metro
10 January 2019
Inside the Ring With Wrestler Toni Storm
Toni Rossall, aka Toni Storm, has swiftly emerged as one of the most exciting members of the WWE roster; the 23-year-old New Zealander is a key member of the NXT UK…
Architecture | Daily Mail
5 January 2019
The Ultimate Beach ‘Shack’
“An unassuming ‘shed’ by the water in New Zealand is secretly hiding a modern home with two bedrooms designed for a family-of-five,” writes Billie Schwab Dunn…
Taste | Hindustan Times
6 January 2019
Australia’s Best Dining Is at Ben Shewry’s Attica
“On a recent visit to Melbourne, I was excited to say the least, to be able to secure a much sought after reservation at the award…
Topp Country: A Culinary Journey Through New Zealand with The Topp Twins
New Zealand | Australian Financial Review (The)
1 January 2019
NZ Luxury Lodge The Lindis AFR’s Must-Travel 2019
New Zealand’s latest luxury lodge, The Lindis, on New Zealand’s South Island, is one of the best places for Australians to travel to in 2019 according to…
New Zealand | Condé Nast Traveler
3 January 2019
NZ Lodge Makes Condé Nast Traveler 2019 Gold List
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, New Zealand has been featured in the Australia & South Pacific Category on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Gold List, which highlights…
New Zealand | Forbes
4 January 2019
Health & Beauty Elements in Queenstown’s Kawarau Village
“Situated on New Zealand’s South Island is Kawarau Village and where you’ll find Doubletree Hotel and Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa. The properties are hugged…
Film & TV | Atlantic (The)
14 January 2019
Leave No Trace’s Thomasin McKenzie a Breakout Star
Wellington-born teenager Thomasin McKenzie is named one of the year’s “standout stars” by The Atlantic for her role as ‘Tom’ in director…
Film & TV | LA Times
9 January 2019
Peter Jackson Calls up Protégé Christian Rivers
In 2015, Peter Jackson was feeling burned out – and you could hardly blame him. The New Zealand director had just finished work on the Hobbit…
Music | UPROXX
31 December 2018
The Beths & UMO – Must-Hear Indie Albums
Two albums by New Zealand artists have made UPROXX’ list of must-hear Indie albums of 2018: Future Me Hates Me (The Beths) and Sex & Food…
Community/General | Aljazeera
13 January 2014
5 Years Ago – New Zealand a Multicultural Model for the EU
Multicultural policies, like those adopted by the immigrant countries of New Zealand and Canada, may be exactly what…
Writers | Guardian (The)
17 January 2009
10 Years Ago – Out of the Dark
Auckland writer CK Stead’s Collected Poems 1951-2006 is reviewed this week in the Guardian. “The main stylistic influence on Stead is probably Ezra Pound, from whom he has inherited a delight…
Taste | New York Times (The)
14 January 2004
15 Years Ago – Quality Tucker
Significant New York Times feature ‘The Other Down Under’ chronicles NZ’s culinary revolution – from land of the long boiled mutton to world-class gastronomic …
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