EDGE #357: New Zealand’s Engaged Diaspora an Asset + 15 stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 03 April 2019 | #357 | New York
Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Henrike Forschler (Frankfurt).
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Community/General | interest.co.nz
02 April 2019
New Zealand’s Engaged Diaspora an Asset
The number of New Zealanders scattered around the globe is massive. Back in 1999 Brian Sweeney, founder of nzedge.com which originated the idea of a Kiwi Diaspora, put the number at one million of us living overseas. This estimate has become a popular benchmark, though…

Society | Guardian (The)
02 April 2019
Why Other Politicians Fall Short Of Jacinda Ardern
“When doing my fieldwork with Christian Lebanese fighters in the middle of the Lebanese civil war, I witnessed a conversation concerning what to do…
Politics and Economics | Australian Business Traveller (The)
02 April 2019
NZ Rolls Out ESTA-Style Visa Waiver for Visitors
“Most international travellers visiting New Zealand will soon be required to obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) which…
MagazineNga Kupu Aroha – Words of Love
29 March 2019
Salam Alaikum. Patience Required
Salaam Alaikum. Peace be upon us all. Aotearoa is experiencing an extended tangi. Like any such event emotions ebb and flow, sneak up on you, get you when you are not looking. A…
Watersports | Divernet
02 April 2019
Icy World Record for Diver Ant Williams
Freediver Ant Williams, 47, has claimed a Guinness World Record for the deepest dive under ice, in a Norwegian fjord in the Arctic Circle.Overseen by GWR observers, wearing only…
Z-Files | Telegraph (The)
02 April 2019
Even in Brogues Peter Messervy-Gross Completes Race
It would be hard enough completing a 160km ultra marathon across a frozen Mongolian lake with the proper equipment. New Zealander Peter…
Te Ao Maori | CNN
01 April 2019
What the Haka Means and How It’s Performed
It’s what representing their country is all about – walking out in New Zealand’s All Blacks jersey, facing their opposition, and delivering a spine-tingling,…
A History of New Zealand Women
Arts | Contemporary HUM
01 April 2019
“Nothing Consoles You Like Despair”
Newly published on online art platform Contemporary HUM, artist, writer, and curator Boaz Levin unpacks the work of Berlin-based artist Richard Frater, exhibited in Germany and New…
Fashion | Elle Magazine
28 March 2019
Designer Rebecca Taylor Serves Up Crisp and Breezy
“Last year, [New Zealand-born designer] Rebecca Taylor chucked up the deuces to her beloved New York City to set up shop in Paris and unveil a City…
Design | Stuff
01 April 2019
Garden Designer Bayley LuuTomes Wins in Melbourne
New Zealand garden designer Bayley LuuTomes has ticked a career goal off his bucket list and won a bronze medal in the process at this year’s…
Music | West Australian (The)
28 March 2019
Singer Paula Parore Channels Aretha Franklin
New Zealand-born Paula Parore will perform a captivating tribute to songstress Aretha Franklin in Kalgoorlie-Boulder next month, but the singer’s professional career…
Music | Atwood Magazine
29 March 2019
Singer Kelsey Karter Is Only Getting Started
“A raw rock n’ roll outbreak of ecstasy and intimacy, ‘What U’ asserts [Auckland-born] Kelsy Karter, 24, as a genre-defying talent everyone deserves to…
Music | Los Angeles Times
27 March 2019
Tamaryn’s Voice Channels Newfound Intensity
In the Los Angeles apartment of New Zealander Tamaryn – one of the most underrated artists in the world of gothic-synthpop – a TV screen is always on a loop…
Science/Tech | International Business Times
3 April 2014
5 Years Ago – New Zealand’s Dusty Landscapes Explain Ice Age Cooling
New Zealand’s iron-rich dust is helping scientists explain how the Earth cooled after the last Ice Age. Scientists travelled to the Southern Alps in an expedition to gather…
Sport General | Bleacher Report
6 April 2009
10 Years Ago – Football Ambassador
Christchurch professional footballer Ryan Nelsen, 31, is a pivotal member of English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers, one of a number of teams fighting against relegation this season. Nelsen has been…
Fashion | I-D Magazine
1 April 2004
15 Years Ago – Location, Location, Location
i-D magazine’s Location issue gives pride of place to NZ’s up-and-coming “kings of creation.” Featured are Huffer designer Steven Dunstan, author Chad Taylor, artists Richard Maloy and Yvonne…
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