EDGE #380 – Wellington Has Treats Around Every Corner + 18 other stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 19 September 2019 | #380 | New York
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New Zealand | Gourmet Traveller (The)
19 September 2019
Wellington Has Treats Around Every Corner
“In an otherwise resolutely outdoorsy nation, New Zealand’s capital focuses on art, craft and culture,” Larissa Dubecki writes for Gourmet Traveller.

Dubecki explores the best of Wellington’s art, food and shopping scenes.

“Wellington’s art scene is…

Film & TV | Hollywood Reporter
10 September 2019
Taika Waititi Takes on a Decidedly Risky Role
After years of trying to get the film off the ground, New Zealander Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Ragnarok, finally convinced Fox Searchlight to roll the dice on…
Community/General | Guardian (The)
09 September 2019
Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It
In an opinion piece for the UK’s Guardian newspaper, former prime minister and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Helen Clark explains…
Nature | Independent (The)
08 September 2019
Tourists Banned from Swimming with Dolphins
Tourists have been banned from swimming with bottlenose dolphins in New Zealand in a bid to protect them from “being loved into extinction”. Chiaro Giordano reports…
New Zealand | Telegraph (The)
12 September 2019
Waiheke Evokes Fond Memories for Emilia Wickstead
New Zealand’s most famous fashion export, the Duchess of Cambridge’s go-to designer Emilia Wickstead tells The Telegraph how this “relaxed and…
Education | TVNZ
06 September 2019
Auckland Teen Snapped Up By Stanford University
One of New Zealand’s smartest teenagers is headed to the prestigious US university Stanford, in California. After Yang Fan Yun, 18, won the Prime…
Dance | ArabianBusiness.com
05 September 2019
Dance Queen Parris Goebel Curates for UAE Expo
Celebrity choreographer Parris Goebel, 27, has been appointed head curator of the entertainment and cultural programme for the New Zealand pavilion at Expo 2020…
Writers | Straits Times (The)
18 September 2019
Linda Collins Writes of Losing Her Daughter
Singapore-based New Zealander Linda Collins wrote Loss Adjustment, about the suicide of her 17-year-old daughter, as part of a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at the…
Music | Telegraph India (The)
17 September 2019
Aaradhna’s India Tour Was a Soul-Searching Trip
With four successful albums to her credit and glowing reviews around the world, award-winning singer Aaradhna, 35, who grew up in Porirua, was recently…
Business | Fortune
16 September 2019
Weta Digital Receives Significant Investment
Napster co-founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker has invested in film director Peter Jackson’s Wellington-based visual effects studio, Weta Digital,…
Rugby | Washington Post (The)
15 September 2019
Departing Warren Gatland Out for Perfect End
New Zealander Warren Gatland has achieved almost everything during his tenure as Wales coach over the last 12 years, Steve Douglas writes in a story published in The…
Film & TV | Variety Magazine
14 September 2019
Filmmaker Daniel Borgman Busy in Light and Shadow
Dunedin-born filmmaker Daniel Borgman, 31, whose latest film Resin world has premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Contemporary…
Watersports | BBC Sport
13 September 2019
Team GB’s First Olympic Surfer is NZer Jay Quinn
New Zealander Jay Quinn, 36, is well-placed to become Team GB’s first surfer at the Olympics – thanks to a rekindled enthusiasm with the sport…
Fashion | New York Times (The)
13 September 2014
Makeup Artist Aaron De Mey Minimalist at London Fashion Week
New Zealand-born, New York-based makeup artist Aaron De Mey was backstage at…
Sports | Miami Herald (The)
14 September 2009
In His Sights
Scott Dixon, 29, has won the Indy Japan 300 mile auto race at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, northeast of Tokyo and first place in the IndyCar series with one…
News | Toronto Star
14 September 2004
Scene Stealer
Star feature on veteran US stuntwoman Jeannie Epper makes mention of her NZ protégé, Zoë Bell. Bell’s career to date includes doubling for Lucy Lawless…
Video | YourTube
26 August 2016
All Blacks vs. Australia Haka
Watch the All Blacks as they perform their breath-taking Haka before their match vs. Australia. The All Blacks won the game 42 – 8. The clip was shared by ubear…
Video | YouTube
31 August 2017
HAKA! New Zealand Perform Haka After Winning the Women’s Rugby World Cup
Watch this clip to see New Zealand’s Black Ferns perform the haka after winning the Women’s Rugby World Cup…

Video | YouTube
24 January 2014
New Zealand soldiers perform Haka for fallen comrades in Afghanistan
Watch this heart-wrenching and powerful video of The New Zealand Defence Force performing a traditional…
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