EDGE #408 – Global Media Outlets React to Jacinda Ardern’s Win + 24

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Politics and Economics | CNN
24 October 2020
Morrinsville’s World Famous Takeaway Worker
It’s Friday night in the small town of Morrinsville and a handful of locals are waiting at the Golden Kiwi on the main street for a greasy parcel of fish and chips, Julia Hollingsworth writes for CNN. It wasn’t so long ago that Jacinda Ardern was behind the…

Motorsports | Racer
09 November 2020
Sixth IndyCar Title for Racing Legend Scott Dixon
Each of Scott Dixon’s six NTT IndyCar Series championships have bent to unique arcs, Marshall Pruett reports for American motorsports magazine, Racer….
General | New York Times (The)
06 November 2020
We’re Remote Even Under Normal Circumstances
What does it feels like to leave New York and “land in a parallel universe of calm politics and good health”? Journalist Natasha Frost arrived in New Zealand…
Architecture | Star Online (The)
04 November 2020
Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre Due to Open
The last gift of Austrian-born artist, painter and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser to his adopted homeland, New Zealand, is being built in…
Writers | FeNews
27 October 2020
Academics Affirm Influence of Katherine Mansfield
Two UK academics from Edge Hill University in Lancashire have taken over editorship of the respected Tinakori: Katherine Mansfield Society Critical…
Obituaries | Guardian (The)
26 October 2020
John Reid a Cricket Player of Uncontested Standing
“[Auckland-born] John Reid, who has died aged 92, was in large part responsible for establishing New Zealand as a respected force in world cricket….
Obituaries | Billboard
22 October 2020
King of Soul Max Merritt Will Be Greatly Missed
Christchurch-born Max Merritt, the ARIA Hall of Fame inductee best known for his soulful songs “Slippin’ Away” and “Hey, Western Union Man”, has…
Fashion | Daily Mail
11 November 2020
Celebrities Mad for Jessica McCormack’s Jewels
London-based New Zealand-born jewellery designer Jessica McCormack, loved by celebrities and royalty alike, has revealed she “still gets a buzz” when…
Business | Financial Times
10 November 2020
Xero’s Steve Vamos Leads Staff Through Pandemic
Head of Wellington-based accountancy software group Xero, Steve Vamos, 62, strives to create an environment where staff do ‘great work’. The tech…
Business | Forbes
07 November 2020
Icebreaker Aims to Go Plastic-Free by 2023
Last year, Auckland-based outdoor brand Icebreaker sponsored French ultra-swimmer Ben Lecomte to swim across the Pacific from Hawaii to San Francisco through the Great…
Rugby | Guardian (The)
05 November 2020
All Blacks Inflict Record Defeat on Wallabies
“New Zealand served up a Halloween nightmare for an inexperienced Wallabies side by romping to a record 43-5 victory in the [Sydney] Tri-Nations opener and…
Motorsports | Indianapolis Star (The)
03 November 2020
Racer Scott McLaughlin Switches Super for Indy
Team Penske has announced three-time defending Supercars champion, Hamilton-born Scott McLaughlin, 27, will drive Indy cars full-time starting in 2021, Nathan…
Business | Portland Monthly
02 November 2020
Portland’s Twist on Classic NZ Dessert
What happens when it rains? A question especially pertinent for warm-weather businesses, like ice cream shops, many of which say they see a big drop in business during rainy…
Film & TV | Guardian (The)
31 October 2020
Comedian Rose Matafeo Shines Bright in Baby Done
Directed by Curtis Vowell and produced by Taika Waititi, award-winning comic Rose Matafeo “is wonderful in irresistible film about parenthood”,…
Music | Bangkok Post
30 October 2020
Blackpink Light up the Sky on Netflix
Whether you’re just a casual fan or a full time “blink”, everyone can take delight in the fact that South Korean pop sensation Blackpink – an all-girl group, including New…
Politics and Economics | Forbes
29 October 2020
New Zealand’s Political Debates Show What Changes When Two Women Lead
“New Zealand’s recent election, which ended up with an electoral landslide for the…
Business | Financial Times
28 October 2020
Billion-Dollar Start-Up Allbirds Launches Apparel
Allbirds, the San Francisco brand whose wildly popular £95 wool trainers and low-carbon ethos earned it a valuation of $1.7bn from investors earlier…
Te Ao Maori | Deutsche Welle
25 October 2020
Berlin Museum Returns Toi Moko to New Zealand
With a ceremony and prayers, Berlin’s ethnological museum has marked the official repatriation of two Toi Moko, or tattooed Māori heads, to the Museum of New…
Music | Rolling Stone
23 October 2020
Steve Martin Awards Catherine Browness Banjo Prize
Marton-born banjo player Catherine “BB” Browness is one of five recipients of the 2020 Steve Martin Banjo Prize. Browness, who plays with the…
Fashion | Vogue
21 October 2020
Georgia Fowler Modelling From the Couch
Vogue magazine recently caught up with four Fashion Week regulars, including New Zealand model Georgia Fowler, 28, to see how they handled the shift from real-world runway to…
Politics and Economics | Financial Times
20 October 2020
Global Media Outlets React to Jacinda Ardern’s Win
Jacinda Ardern will serve a second term as New Zealand prime minister following Labour’s landslide victory in an election on 17 October,…
Science/Tech | Stuff
19 October 2020
Climate Change Graphics Made Simple by John Lang
New Zealander John Lang has just finished an unenviable task: taking a jargon-packed, number-heavy report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…
Wine | Style
1 November 2015
A Celebration of Hawke’s Bay’s History of Winemaking
‘Wine: Stories from Hawke’s Bay’ – a history and celebration of the internationally acclaimed Hawke’s Bay wine industry will be published on November 1…
Wine | Guardian (The)
1 November 2010
Emissions By The Glass
New Zealand wine Mobius Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc will be the first in the world to display its carbon emissions by individual glass servings of 125ml. The carbon…
New Zealand | I.D Magazine
1 November 2005
Kiwi Kayak Heralds New Era of Design
NZ biochemist Murray Broom’s FirstLight Kayak received a three-page spread in I.D magazine, America’s leading authority on the art, business and culture…
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