EDGE #384 – New Zealand the Small Country that Keeps on Top + 18 other stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 24 October 2019 | #384 | New York
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Community/General | CNN
20 October 2019
New Zealand the Small Country that Keeps on Top
For a country with a population under five million, its prowess on the sporting stage has always appeared to be disproportionate, James Master writes for CNN. Olympic champions in rowing, sailing, canoeing, home of the America’s Cup-winning Team New Zealand, and a…

Motorsports | Guardian (The)
24 October 2019
Scott McLaughlin Wins Bathurst 1000
Supercars series leader Christchurch-born Scott McLaughlin, 26, claimed a maiden Bathurst 1000 title at Mount Panorama after a dramatic finish, the Australian Associated Press reports in a story…
Design | Telegraph (The)
23 October 2019
Inside Inner-City Garden of Chef Margot Henderson
New Zealand-born London-based chef and co-owner of Rochelle Canteen Margot Henderson talks to The Telegraph about how she became a gardener and what she…
Film & TV | Los Angeles Times
22 October 2019
Satire Jojo Rabbit At Its Best Mocking Nazis
Taika Waititi’s latest movie, Jojo Rabbit is reviewed by film critic Kenneth Turan for the Los Angeles Times after its star-studded premiere in LA…
Rugby | Japan Times (The)
21 October 2019
All Blacks Torch Ireland to Reach World Cup Semis
Two-time defending champion New Zealand cruised into a Rugby World Cup semifinal matchup against England after dismantling Ireland 46-14 at Tokyo…
Business | Scoop
12 October 2019
NZ Performs Well in World Energy Trilemma Index
An analysis of the World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index shows New Zealand ranks highly in comparison to other countries, but has slipped in terms of…
Community/General | Guardian (The)
17 October 2019
New Zealander Subject of UK Mental Health Exhibit
The Museum of Lost and Found Potential launches in London this week, marking World Mental Health Day with an exhibition that hopes to encourage empathy,…
Writers | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
16 October 2019
Lynley Dodd Reveals Secret of Hairy Maclary
The influence of Jane Austen on Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy may not be immediately apparent, but it’s there. At least that’s what New Zealander Lynley Dodd…
Community/General | Guardian (The)
16 October 2019
Chit-Chat Flows Easily in NZ but Does It in Europe?
“In New Zealand, small talk flows so easily, a ceaseless background banter you become inured to and engage in unthinkingly. And it often goes so…
Business | Evening Standard
15 October 2019
Jewellery Brand Monarc Good for the Planet
“Ethical jewellery is defined as jewellery that has no negative impact on the people who make it, or the environment it’s produced in, Naomi May writes for London’s…
Business | Bloomberg
14 October 2019
Walmart’s Greg Foran Flies Home to Air NZ
Big-box giant Walmart Inc. has announced that New Zealand-born Greg Foran, the CEO of its US division – which makes up the bulk of its sales and operating income – is…
Visual Arts | Financial Times
13 October 2019
Fiac Art Fair’s Jennifer Flay on Challenges Ahead
New Zealand-born Jennifer Flay, the director of Fiac (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain), insists that France’s most important modern…
Nature | Otago Daily Times
10 October 2019
Barbara Wheeler, The First New Zealander to Become a Longwood Gardens Fellow
Dunedin horticulturist Barbara Wheeler is the first New Zealander to…
Nga Kupu Aroha Words of Love
13 November 2010
Honour the Past, Enjoy the Present, Prepare for the Future
I love this time of the year in Hawke’s Bay, although it’s been a little bit different than usual weatherwise. I don’t know if these are natural portents…
Nga Kupu Aroha Words of Love
01 April 2009
Dangerous Utopias
What happened to March? My calendar accelerated and it just went. One minute I was planning for St Paddy’s Day and the next thing I know it’s been, gone, and done for. The ginko crop …
Nga Kupu Aroha Words of Love
09 November 2007
“Pull up, pull up”: The Psychology of Colonisation
Let’s deal with the alleged terrorism and Tuhoe issue. The last sounds heard by those at the controls immediately prior…
Architecture | BBC
21 October 2014
Mark Burry Maintains Epic Work on the Sagrada Família
Executive architect of the Sagrada Família New Zealander Mark Burry has been able to complete Gaudí’s designs by devising parametric computer modelling…
Arts | Guardian
17 October 2009
Spontaneous Breeze
“In person, Campion is neither gorilla nor goddess,” writes Guardian correspondent Peter Conrad. “The breeze derives from her quirky humour and the quirky humour and the mercurial play of expression on her face; her…
Arts | Japan Times (The)
15 October 2004
Luna Rendezvous
New Zealand born, Harvard educated and New York resident Dean Wareham and his band Luna track through Japan promoting their final album Rendevous “Where the last half of Luna’s career flirted with edgier tempos…
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