EDGE #405 – Travel + Leisure Takes in the Best of Auckland + 24 more stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 27 August 2020 | #405 | New York
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Travel & Tourism | Travel + Leisure
27 August 2020
Travel + Leisure Takes in the Best of Auckland
Parnell’s Pasture was recently named one of the World’s Best Restaurants by Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine. “It’s worth planning a trip around,” New Zealand-based writer and editor Ellen Falconer recommends in a story about the best places to visit in…

Film & TV | Varsity
25 August 2020
Taking Māori Narratives to Hollywood a Good Thing
In a story published by Cambridge University student newspaper, Varsity, Emily Moss argues that we have “nothing to fear” from New Zealander…
Visual Arts | Apollo
20 August 2020
Te Puna O Waiwhetū Reorients With Te Wheke
“That Aotearoa New Zealand offers a rich vantage point from which to consider the tensions and affordances of displacement is the central claim of the generous,…
Nature | Guardian (The)
10 August 2020
New Zealand’s Glaciers Testament to Climate Change
New research has found extreme melting of New Zealand’s glaciers in 2018 was at least ten times more likely due to human-caused global…
Sport General | ESPN
13 August 2020
NBL’s Hawks Sign Teen Rising Star Max Darling
Australian professional basketball team The Hawks has added one of New Zealand’s top young players for the 2020-21 NBL season, signing forward Max Darling…
General | Independent (The)
24 August 2020
Journalist Laura Pitcher Chooses NY Over NZ
Friends and strangers told writer, editor, and designer Laura Pitcher she was “crazy” to leave New Zealand after a four-month visit “home” to return to the United…
Music | American Songwriter
21 August 2020
The Phoenix Foundation Returns With Hounds of Hell
The Phoenix Foundation’s latest single, ‘Hounds of Hell’ features fellow New Zealand artist Nadia Reid, and it’s a momentous occasion, Tina…
Z-Files | Stuff
26 August 2020
Wellington Library Book Returned after 118 years
A book has been returned to a Wellington library 118 years after it was checked out, Yahoo News Australia reports. The Earl of Derby by George Saintsbury…
Sport General | South China Morning Post
19 August 2020
Bayern Munich and Nuremberg Share Sarpreet Singh
It has been just over a year since Sarpreet Singh, 21, officially joined the Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich, at number 10. The former Wellington Phoenix…
Visual Arts | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
18 August 2020
Artist John Ward Knox Paints a Prime Minister
Fortune has favoured John Ward Knox. The Auckland-born artist’s dual-layer portrait of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been recently released from Australian…
Media | Channel News Asia
17 August 2020
Media Mogul Sinead Boucher Challenges Online Giants
Tucked away in Sinead Boucher’s sock drawer is the one-dollar coin that transformed the former journalist into New Zealand’s biggest media…
General | New York Times (The)
15 August 2020
Behrouz Boochani Just Wants to Be Free
Recently granted refugee status and now living in Christchurch, Behrouz Boochani fled Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. He exposed Australia’s offshore detention camps – from the…
Music | London Daily Post
14 August 2020
Prodigious Singer Aleisha Malcolm in the Limelight
Christchurch teenager Aleisha Malcolm is far from your average eighteen-year-old. The bright and accomplished singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and…
Sport General | PSA World Tour
11 August 2020
Looking Back at a Squash Legacy With Susan Devoy
In recognition of Rotorua-born squash player Susan Devoy’s exalted status PSA website caught up with the sport’s only ‘Dame’, who ranks only…
Taste | BBC
12 August 2020
Pavlova’s Origins Date Back Two Centuries
New Zealanders and Australians have long argued over who invented the pavlova, but the authors of a new book called, The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets have found…
Music | Happy
09 August 2020
Persian Influences Define CHAII’s Unique New EP
CHAII is of New Zealand’s “most formidable new artists”, according to Happy’s Dan Shaw. On top of a string of singles, she provided the soundtrack…
Media | Scoop
07 August 2020
Director Sam Stuchbury Wins Cannes Prize
Aucklander Sam Stuchbury has won a Silver Screen Young Director Award at Cannes for his work in raising awareness about the effects pornography has on children, directing the…
Obituaries | Japan Times (The)
07 August 2020
Lock Andy Haden Key Player in AB History
All Blacks lock Andy Haden, who “was an exceptionally talented, intelligent and resilient lock, among the best in the world in his era,” has died in Auckland, aged 69. The…
Media | Guardian (The)
06 August 2020
Robin Hammond’s Zimbabwe Images Show in France
New Zealand-born Robin Hammond is one of ten photojournalists whose work is currently on show at Fondation Carmignac’s newly opened private museum on…
General | New Zealand Herald (The)
06 August 2020
London Health Worker Natalie Scott a Free Sister
Clinical lead physiotherapist for critical care at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, New Zealander Natalie Scott, has received the Freedom of the City of…
Fashion | GQ
05 August 2020
Like Obama Allbirds Have Widespread Centrist Appeal
Monthly men’s magazine GQ highlights former US president Barack Obama’s penchant for Allbirds, a wool trainer created by New Zealander Tim…
Theatre | Stage (The)
04 August 2020
Gillian Lynne and Peter Land Foundation Encourages Students in Performing Arts
Launched last year, the Gillian Lynne and Peter Land Foundation…
New Zealand | Life Hacker
26 August 2015
Quirky Places and Travel Hacks: New Zealand
Lifehacker has picked five top quirky places and travel hacks for travel in New Zealand…
Visual Arts | Art World
31 August 2010
Gimblett at the Guggenheim
New York/Auckland artist Max Gimblett features in the latest issue of Art World, in an article by collaborator John Yau about the influence of Asia on the…
Obituaries | Guardian Unlimited
15 August 2005
David Lange 1942-2005
Former Prime Minister David Lange died on Saturday 13 August aged 63 after a long battle with ill health. He was regarded as “the best…
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