EDGE #374: Rose Matafeo’s Comedic Rise to the BBC + 12 Stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 01 August 2019 | #374 | New York
Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York).
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Theatre | BBC
31 July 2019
Rose Matafeo’s Comedic Rise to the BBC
New Zealand stand-up Rose Matafeo, 27, talks on-stage confidence, teen crushes and writing her own BBC sitcom with Alice Jones, a journalist for UK newspaper, i.

It is almost a year since Matafeo won the Edinburgh Comedy Award, adding her name to an illustrious…

Music | The Violin Channel
01 August 2019
Cellist Richard Belcher Appointed in Minnesota
New Zealander Richard Belcher, founding cellist of Grammy-nominated Enso String Quartet, has been appointed to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) in…
Visual Arts | Guardian (The)
01 August 2019
Artist’s Black Finch Project Aims to Stop Mine
Queenstown-born visual artist and writer Charlotte Watson is the instigator of the Black Finch Project, for which more than 1400 artworks featuring the…
Wine | Conde Nast Traveler
31 July 2019
Waiheke’s Man O’ War Vineyards is Otherworldly
Luxury and lifestyle magazine Condé Nast Traveler is “currently obsessed” with Man O’ War Vineyards on Waiheke Island.”When I was…
Film & TV | Guardian (The)
30 July 2019
Anti-Hate Satire Jojo Rabbit Trailer Out
The first trailer for Taika Waititi’s new “anti-hate” satirical film, set in Nazi Germany, has been released, featuring the much-loved Māori-Jewish actor and director…
Rugby | Economist (The)
29 July 2019
Why New Zealand’s Other All Blacks Matter
“The Māori All Blacks are a source of rugby-playing pride in a community that has struggled economically,” The Economist reports in a sports feature. “The team…
Taste | Eater
28 July 2019
Caravan’s Trio of Nomads to Open Vardo in Chelsea
Caravan Restaurants, the London group owned by New Zealanders and largely responsible for mainstreaming London specialty coffee a decade ago, has…
Arts | Buzzfeed
29 July 2014
Keisha Castle-Hughes Picked for Game of Thrones
Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes will join the cast of hit HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones, starring as Obara…
Society | The Guardian
30 July 2009
Saving Fish Stocks
Research from an international team of scientists, including Pamela Mace of the New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries who helped write the study, shows that a handful of major fisheries across the world…
Travel & Tourism | The Guardian
31 July 2004
Hadlee on Hanmer
Guardian Travel discovers Sir Richard Hadlee’s preferred holiday destination, Hanmer Springs. Hadlee explains his choice in the accompanying interview: “I’ve been going since I was nine, when the whole…
Legends | Scientists
15 November 1999
Allan Wilson
One of the great innovators of science, New Zealander Allan Wilson revolutionised the study of human evolution. He was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize and is the only New Zealander to win the prestigious US…
Legends | Culture
30 June 2000
Robert Burchfield
Dr Robert Burchfield was a world-renowned scholar. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “the greatest living lexicographer”, he played a crucial role in the study of the sources and development of…
Legends | Originators
24 June 2007
Robert J Dickie
RJ Dickie invented, patented and marketed the world’s first stamp vending machine. His machines were in use for 50 years, 18,000 were used in Britain, with countless thousands around the world…
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