EDGE #407 – New Zealand Passport Takes Top Spot + 15 other stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 15 October 2020 | #407 | New York
Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London).
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General | Travel + Leisure
12 October 2020
New Zealand Passport Takes Top Spot
The Passport Index has named a new most powerful passport in the world, and it’s none other than: New Zealand. Stacey Leasca reports on how our passport allows travel to more countries than any other, in an article for Travel + Leisure magazine.

New Zealand’s…

Fashion | AnOther
14 October 2020
Len Lye Inspires Belgian Designer Dries Van Noten
Antwerp designer Dries Van Noten’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection was partly inspired by New Zealand-born filmmaker and artist, Len Lye. Van Noten was…
Obituaries | Nature
07 October 2020
Mathematician Vaughan Jones a Man Who Knew Knots
“In 1994, Gisborne-born mathematician Vaughan Jones walked on stage to address the Italian national academy in Rome’s Palazzo Corsini, lit a cigar and…
Dance | British Vouge
08 October 2020
Parris Goebel Dials in on Inclusion With Rihanna
Lockdown has been stultifying and depressing in its sludgy predictability for many of us – but for others, it has proved uniquely creatively fulfilling,…
Sport General | South China Morning Post
13 October 2020
UFC Superstar Israel Adesanya Makes It Look Easy
UFC 4 video game cover star Nigerian-New Zealander Israel Adesanya, 31, tweets “what EA curse?” after emphatic victory over Paulo Costa on Fight…
Motorsports | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
11 October 2020
Supercar Driver Scott McLaughlin Makes History
Christchurch-born Scott McLaughlin, 27, from the Shell V-Power Racing Team has put himself in rare company in the pantheon of Australian touring car racing by…
Education | Australian Financial Review
05 October 2020
Steven Joyce a Top Figure in Australian Education
The Australian Financial Review Magazine’s recent Power issue includes lists of the key players across six industry sectors. In education, New…
Business | Yahoo
13 October 2020
Dose & Co. Get the Kardashian Approval
Good American founder Khloé Kardashian has invested in Dose & Co., a New Zealand-based company that sells a variety of collagen products throughout New Zealand and…
Business | Financial Times
14 October 2020
Allbirds Bets on Physical Stores Despite Pandemic
Allbirds, the wool shoe brand that closed a $100m fundraising round this week, is backing bricks-and-mortar stores in spite of the pandemic, according…
Taste | CEO Magazine (The)
06 October 2020
Ahi’s Ben Bayly Inspired by Right Here
Ben Bayly, chef, television personality and owner of new Auckland CBD restaurant, Ahi is profiled in The CEO Magazine. The feature focuses on how Bayly, who has run establishments…
Business | GQ Australia
10 October 2020
Attica’s Ben Shewry Flexes Other Creative Muscles
In Melbourne, coronavirus brought with it a challenge the scope and severity of which local restaurateurs have never seen before. With eateries…
Sport General | Fiji Times (The)
05 October 2020
Auckland Student Aysha Hussan Aims High
At just 14, track athlete and netballer Aysha Hussan has already achieved so much, including as the New Zealand face on the Muslim Women in Sports Powerlist 2020, alongside 34 other…
Science/Tech | CNBC
03 October 2020
Mint Innovation Saves Valuable Metal from E-Waste
Our “throwaway” culture often means consumers are guilty of getting rid of old devices as soon as new ones come to the market, a habit that can have…
Politics | Guardian (The)
12 October 2015
Helen Clark Comments on 70 Years of the UN
As the UN marks the 70th anniversary of its founding this autumn, those imperfections – and how the UN addresses them – have come to the fore as the organisation struggles to define its role…
General | New Scientist
06 October 2010
Who is the Typical Kiwi?
An international study on cultural stereotypes, led by the US National Institutes of Health, has concluded that there is no relation between supposed cultural characteristics and the actual traits identified in real…
Taste | Independant
01 October 2005
Food for thought
A lengthy Independent feature examines Auckland’s burgeoning food scene – and NZ’s as a whole. While NZ has embraced café culture (“probably the best espresso experience outside Italy in about 13 years…
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