EDGE #386 – New Zealand’s Bird of the Year is the Hoiho + 12 other stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 21 November 2019 | #386 | New York
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Nature | BBC
16 November 2019
New Zealand’s Bird of the Year is the Hoiho
The endangered hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin) won New Zealand’s coveted Bird of the Year competition after two weeks of intense campaigning, the BBC reports. The hoiho saw off many avian rivals to become the first penguin to win the annual honour in its 14-year…

Obituaries | Daily Mail
18 November 2019
Moe mai rā Nancy Brunning
One of New Zealand’s best loved actresses Nancy Brunning, made famous as Nurse Jaki on Shortland Street, has died in Wellington, aged 48, Daily Mail Australia reports.Brunning,…
Design | Epoch Times (The)
22 November 2019
Designer Richard Clarkson Has His Head in the Clouds
For people living in the forest of skyscrapers like Manhattan, seeing the open sky is often not always part of their everyday scenery,…
Science | Quanta Magazine
22 November 2019
Physicist Stephen Parke Makes Maths Discovery
Three physicists, including one New Zealander, wanted to calculate how neutrinos change. They ended up discovering an unexpected relationship between some of the…
Fashion | Vouge
21 November 2019
Emilia Wickstead’s Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep
New Zealander Emilia Wickstead has built her eponymous brand on the premise of being properly dressed for every occasion, be it a black tie…
Music | Billboard
20 November 2019
Tūī Winner Benee Has a Vision
Aucklander Benee, otherwise known as Stella Bennett, who claimed four Tūīs at this year’s Vodafone Music Awards, talked to Billboard’s Gab Ginsberg in the United States recently about her latest EP,…
Wine | Advertiser (The)
19 November 2019
Winemaker Michael Corbett Expands Business
New Zealand-born winemaker Michael Corbett, co-founder of Vanguardist Wines in South Australia, has recently opened a new Clare Valley cellar door in Clare’s original…
Watersports | South China Morning Post
22 November 2019
First for Surfskier Danielle McKenzie in Hong Kong
World champion surfskier New Zealander Danielle McKenzie proved that winning the ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships in France in September…
Taste | TIME
15 November 2019
In Wellington Meet Food Hero Monique Fiso
Chef and owner of Wellington restaurant, Hiakai, Monique Fiso has been named a “Hero of Travel 2019” by Australia’s Traveller publication.”Travel is a little like…
Film & TV | New York Times (The)
15 November 2019
Taika Waititi Puts on a Tuxedo
His film Jojo Rabbit may be the year’s most unlikely Oscar contender: a Nazi comedy. How will the irreverent director fare amid Hollywood’s sacred rituals? Pop culture reporter Kyle Buchanan investigates…
Arts | The Hindu
20 November 2014
Writing Isn’t Just about Expression Says Author Eleanor Catton
Author Eleanor Catton, who is a participant in The Hindu Lit Fest in January 2015, talks to the Hindu about…
Politics | Guardian
20 November 2009
Arguing the Green
“Sometime in the 2020s, New Zealand will become responsible for a massive surge in emissions from its forests,” writes Fred Pearce in his Guardian…
Innovation | CBS News
20 November 2004
Sir Ed Speaks Out
Sir Edmund Hillary has spoken out against a US-led project to build an “ice highway” in Antarctica, which would allow hundreds of tons of scientific equipment…
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