EDGE #364 Climate Change A Critical Issue – NZ US Ambassador + 18 Stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 23 May 2019 | #364 | New York
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Society | Washington Diplomat (The)
20 May 2019
Climate Change A Critical Issue – NZ US Ambassador
Climate change is a critical issue for New Zealand and the Pacific island region as a whole given its exposure to extreme weather events, says New Zealand’s ambassador to the United States Rosemary Banks, in a wide-ranging interview with Anna Gawel, Managing Editor…

Society | Financial Review
17 May 2019
Brand Australia Glances Eye At NZ
A high-level group of Australian business leaders charged with formulating a “unified and strategic representation of Australia’s capabilities” has referenced New Zealand’s international…
Taste | Manchester Evening News
17 May 2019
Mancunians Queue for Brunch at Federal
Five years ago, New Zealander Jon Perry and Portuguese Claudio Ribeiro co-founded the Antipodean coffee bar, Federal in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. A second café has recently…
Film & TV | IndieWIRE
17 May 2019
Jane Campion Casts Cumberbatch and Moss
After a decade of being absent from the big screen, Academy Award-winner New Zealander Jane Campion is readying her first feature since 2009’s Bright Star. Campion will next direct…
Science/Tech | Daily Mail
18 May 2019
Pioneering Facial Reconstruction Work Of Harold Gillies Carries Graphic Warning
The pioneering work of Dunedin-born surgeon Dr Harold Gillies…
Fashion | Guardian (The)
19 May 2019
Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently
Some designers are doing things differently: rethinking the business model and coming up with better ways of doing things, like Kowtow founder, New…
Music | GQ Mexico
20 May 2019
Kimbra Hits Mexico on World Tour
New Zealand-born Kimbra was in Mexico recently performing as part of her worldwide Primal Hearts tour. Alejandro Mancilla interviewed the singer for GQ México.

A resident of New York City for the…

Nga Kupu Aroha – Words of Love
21 May 2019
Review: Marilyn Waring The Political Years
Marilyn Waring’s forensic record of her Parliamentary career (Marilyn Waring: The Political Years Bridget Williams Books) is a layered work, a primer in the travails of…
Business | Fortune
21 May 2019
Allbirds Is Just Flat out Busy
Allbirds’ first distinctly feminine silhouette has just been released. Shannon Fitzgerald reports on the new line, a brightly-hued ballet flat called The Tree Breezer, for Fortune magazine.

The flat is…

Te Ao Maori | Guardian (The)
21 May 2019
Te Papa’s Te Taiao Nature an Urgent Call to Action
Dunedin-based Guardian journalist Eleanor Ainge Roy writes on Te Papa’s biggest development since its inception 21 years ago, the result of…
New Zealand | Calgary Herald
22 May 2019
On a Road Trip about the North Island
A journalist for Canada’s Calgary Herald spent several weeks traipsing across New Zealand. In the first of two stories about the country, Will Ferguson details what he found on the North…
Music | NPR
22 May 2019
Aldous Harding Entices with Taunts and Teases
In an article for Singapore’s The Straits Times, Yeow Kai Chai reviews Auckland-born singer-songwriter Aldous Harding’s latest album, Designer.


Film & TV | Deadline
22 May 2019
Taika Waititi Explains Our Sense of Humour
New Zealander Taika Waititi is now one of Hollywood’s hardest working filmmakers with a slew of projects in development, writes Joe Utichi, who interviews the director for…
Innovation | Forbes
23 May 2014
5 Years Ago – World’s Number One Innovator: Xero
Influential US business media Forbes has declared New Zealand start-up Xero as the world’s most innovative growth company, beating out…
Style | Financial Times
22 May 2009
10 Years Ago – Perfect Pinot
Martinborough is home to Kusuda Wines, a vineyard owned by Japanese former diplomat Hiroyuki Kusuda and opened in 2001. Kusuda came to New Zealand to work as an…
Style | Fairplex
21 May 2004
15 Years Ago – Oil or nothing
NZ olive oil producers won 5 gold medals at the annual LA Country Wines and Olive Oils of the World competition in May. Serendipity Olive Company won a…
Legends | Scientists
15 November 1999
Legends – Ernest Rutherford
The creator of modern atomic physics and forerunner of the nuclear age, Rutherford was one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908 and a…
Legends | Scientists
15 Nov 1999
Legends – Maurice Wilkins
A Nobel Prize winner in Physiology and Medicine in 1962 for his contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA – the very essence of life itself – and a…
Legends | Scientists
10 Oct 2001
Legends – Alan MacDiarmid
New Zealand born and educated scientist Alan MacDiarmid who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2000 for his and his colleagues’ “discovery and development of electronically conductive…
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