EDGE #404 – How New Zealand Is Beating the Coronavirus Pandemic + 18 other stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 30 July 2020 | #404 | New York
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Politics and Economics | Washington Monthly
30 July 2020
How New Zealand Is Beating the Coronavirus Pandemic
“The United States is a pandemic-policy mess, and the whole world is watching the meltdown,” Markos Kounalakis writes for the Washington Monthly. “How did such a small place [like New Zealand] take on such a big role on the world stage to lead the fight…

Nga Kupu Aroha | Words of Love
29 July 2020
Calling All Change Agents
In the mid 1980’s when the Whakatu meatworks closed we ran a programme at Waiohiki to support workers made redundant by the extraordinary restructuring of our economy. Men and women who previously had been…
Politics and Economics | Guardian (The)
22 July 2020
Judith Collins Named National Party’s New Leader
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, widely known for her exhortations to kindness and compassion, will face Judith Collins – a combative…
Film & TV | Washington Post (The)
13 July 2020
Amazing Race Host Phil Keoghan on Future of Travel
Los Angeles-based Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race, has been working on a new competition show for CBS called Tough As Nails featuring…
Agriculture | Farmers Weekly
24 July 2020
Eric Watson Breaks Own Wheat Yield World Record
Ashburton farmer Eric Watson has taken the Guinness World Record for the highest wheat yield for the second consecutive time, with a staggering 17.398t/ha…
Film & TV | New York Post
23 July 2020
Actor Michael Dorman Star of Creepy New Thriller
Veteran actor Auckland-born Michael Dorman, 39, stars as Jack Shaughnessy, an ambitious TV sports reporter in the new six-episode Australian thriller The…
Music | Guardian (The)
21 July 2020
The Beths Brand With Self-Doubt
When The Guardian’s Brodie Lancaster’s video call connects with Auckland songwriter Elizabeth Stokes, he writes that he realises she’s opted for an audio-only chat and switches his camera off too….
Community | CNN
20 July 2020
How NZ Became an Apocalypse Escape Destination
In Queenstown – a picturesque ski spot that often attracts comparisons to Aspen, Colorado – rumours about foreigners investing in apocalypse-proof bunkers…
Business | Bloomberg
19 July 2020
New Zealand Live Lobster Exports to China Surge
New Zealand exports of live lobster are surging as Chinese gourmets return to restaurants, Bloomberg reports. More than 300 tons of the crustaceans were…
Design | Designboom
18 July 2020
Kiwa is Isaac Burrough’s Sustainable Superyacht
Daily web magazine Designboom features New Zealand-born Amsterdam-based designer, Isaac Burrough’s “forward-thinking superyacht concept ……
Sport | ABC
17 July 2020
Hugh McCutcheon’s Minnesota Gophers the #1 USA Women’s College Volleyball Pick for 2020
Christchurch-born Olympic Gold Medal volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon, in his…
Nature | Forbes
17 July 2020
World’s Newest Dark Sky Park Announced in NZ
New Zealand is quickly becoming one of the top dark sky destinations on earth, Valerie Stimac reports for Forbes, with the country home to two International…
Music | Stuff
16 July 2020
Emma G Battling Bigotry With Music in D.C.
Few could have foreseen the landmark events that would embroil the US in upheaval but for former Hamiltonian Emma Ghaemmaghamy, better known as Emma G, the situation has…
Sport General | ESPN
28 July 2020
UFC Champ Israel Adesanya on Cover of Video Game
The newest Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) video game has been announced – and on the cover, is New Zealander Israel Adesanya (pictured right)….
Motorsports | New York Times (The)
29 July 2020
Third Straight Win for Scott Dixon at Road America
Winning an IndyCar race is nothing new for New Zealander Scott Dixon, particularly this year. But getting to celebrate as fans cheered him on for the…
Music | World (The)
25 July 2020
New Zealanders Pen Music for Dalai Lama’s Album
New Zealand couple, musicians and producers Junelle and Abraham Kunin, have recorded the music of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s debut album, Inner…
New Zealand | Mail Online
27 July 2015
New Zealand Seventh Most Respected Country
New Zealand has been ranked as the seventh most respected country in the 2015 RepTrak Survey conducted by the Reputation Institute…
New Zealand | Xinhua News
16 July 2010
Tourists keep coming
Statistics New Zealand has released figures which show the number of overseas visitors arriving in New Zealand for short term stays has topped 2.5 million for the first time in the past 12 months. “This milestone…
Politics | Age (The)
11 July 2005
Rainbow Resonates 20 Years On
July 10 marked the 20th anniversary of the Rainbow Warrior bombing in Auckland Harbour. The Greenpeace flagship was targeted by French agents under the orders of then President…
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