EDGE #402 – New Zealand “The New Leader of the Free World” + 21 other stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 10 June 2020 | #402 | New York
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Politics and Economics | Medium
09 June 2020
New Zealand “The New Leader of the Free World”
“When I say ‘new leader of the free world’, I don’t just mean Jacinda Ardern. I mean New Zealand. As a society,” London-based consultant, leading thinker and author Umair Haque writes in a feature for Medium. “New Zealand is a textbook example of what it…

Business | Vogue
10 June 2020
Allbirds and Adidas Team up on New Carbon-Zero Shoe
Footwear competitors Adidas and Allbirds, co-founded by former All White, Tim Brown, are setting aside strategic and intellectual property…
Visual Arts | Copper Canyon Press (The)
04 June 2020
Artist Max Gimblett goes Oxherding with Lewis Hyde
Auckland born New Yorker and pre-eminent New Zealand artist Max Gimblett has produced his most significant book collaboration with American poet,…
Visual Arts | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
09 June 2020
Hugh Stewart’s FaceTime Portraits Shots of Lockdown
Working from a pop-up studio in the garage of his Sydney home, New Zealand-born photographer Hugh Stewart has captured the experience and…
Motorsports | Australian Financial Review (The)
07 June 2020
McLaren Remembers Life of Brilliant Founder
“Fifty years after [New Zealander] Bruce McLaren’s sudden and tragic death in a motoring accident [at Goodwood Circuit in England], the company he started remembers…
Business | Australian Financial Review (The)
09 June 2020
Whispir’s Jeromy Wells Likes a Challenge
New Zealander Jeromy Wells, the chief executive and founder of listed cloud communication platform and workflow software company Whispir, denies COVID-19 is the best thing…
Music | Manila Times (The)
02 June 2020
Meet Theia Our New Alt-Pop Artist on the Rise
After Lorde and Kimbra conquered the world music scene, there is another New Zealander who’s making waves, according to Manila Times correspondent, Mark…
Film & TV | Observer (The)
01 June 2020
Sam Neill Locked in the Kitchen
New Zealand actor Sam Neill talks to the UK’s Observer about shunning fame, putting his latest movie on hold, online cooking … and playing Radiohead’s Creep on the ukulele.

Neill, star of Jurassic…

Taste | Stuff
31 May 2020
Nelson’s Kakariki Olives Wins Gold Medal in NY
Nelson’s Kakariki Olives, produced by Ray and Brenda Gregory, was one of several New Zealand brands that received gold at the New York International…
Business | South China Morning Post
30 May 2020
From TV to Hot Sauce Charlie Page Looks Ahead
Radical job switches are daunting, but they have the power to rewire entire careers and lives, according to Ed Peters in as story for the South China Morning Post….
Science/Tech | Daily Mail
29 May 2020
Robotic Spot Put to Work Shepherding Flocks
A collaboration between New Zealand-based cloud-based software platform Rocos and American robotics company Boston Dynamics, has been heralded as the future of farming,…
Design | Architectural Digest
28 May 2020
Designer Sandra Nunnerley’s NY Home Exudes Calm
Wellington-born interior designer Sandra Nunnerley’s apartment – located in a turn-of-the-century Carrère and Hastings town house on Manhattan’s…
Film & TV | Vanity Fair
27 May 2020
Cogs Begin to Turn on Avatar Sequel Set
Leave it to James Cameron to find a way to work through a pandemic, Yohana Desta writes for Vanity Fair. Like every other major film production, the Avatar sequel – which has been…
Visual Arts | Radio Prague International
26 May 2020
Photographer Amos Chapple’s Love Letter to Prague
High above street level, scores of magnificent statues gaze down over the historical centre of Prague. These rooftop figures – which normally go…
Architecture | Observer (The)
25 May 2020
Peka Peka Eco Dome Ahead of the Curve
Friedrich “Fritz” and Helen Eisenhofer’s idiosyncratic dwelling, in the small hamlet of Peka Peka north of Wellington, is a prototype domestic biodome for what Fritz, a modernist…
Politics and Economics | BBC
24 May 2020
Why is New Zealand so Progressive?
She wasn’t the only mother checking in with their whānau that evening. But this woman was Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, and the one who had decided – on expert advice – to…
Media | Muse by Clio
22 May 2020
Cheil CCO Martyn Poynton Takes Two Minutes
New Zealander Malcolm Poynton joined ad agency Cheil Worldwide at the beginning of 2015 as the network’s first global chief creative officer, following celebrated stints…
Visual Arts | BBC
21 May 2020
Capturing Copeisolation on Rakiura/Stewart Island
Originally from Estonia, Laire Purik is documenting the life of the residents of Rakiura “through windows, through the gates” as they cope with the…
20 May 2020
Twenty-Somethings Trio Helping Us Give a Sh*t
Most of us get at least a small percentage of our daily news from Instagram, according to lifestyle site, POPSUGAR. But there’s one account, the site says, that…
Community | Shanghai Daily
03 June 2015
New Zealanders Have High Sense of Meaning in Their Lives
83 percent of New Zealanders are highly satisfied with their lives while 87 percent feel a high sense of purpose or meaning in their lives, according to a recent survey…
New Zealand | Telegraph (The)
7 June 2010
Anything but the Bungy
Lyttelton-based Joe Bennett, author of Hello Dubai: Skiing, Sand and Shopping in the World’s Weirdest City, tells the Telegraph why Queenstown is his kind of town. “It’s the main visitor town of…
Travel | National (The)
01 June 2005
Earthly Paradise
A South African couple take a tour NZ by campervan, pronouncing it “Eden on Earth.” Highlights include the Moeraki Boulders at Omaru, Lanarch Castle, Franz Josef Glacier, Tongariro National Park, Sandspit and the…
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