EDGE #413 Manaakitanga Behind Our Strong Covid Response+ 15 Global Kiwi Stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 17 March 2021 | #413 | New York
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Te Ao Maori | Washington Post (The)  
16 March 2021
Manaakitanga Behind Our Strong Covid Response
There is a deeper reason why New Zealand has “fared so much better”, than say, the United States in combatting Covid-19, and it’s manaakitanga, according to New Zealanders Matthew Milner and Richard Ngata, who write about…

Film | Hollywood Reporter
13 March 2021
Whina an Exacting Assignment for Rena Owen
None of veteran New Zealand actor Rena Owen’s tough previous roles prepared her for the demands – both physical and emotional – of playing Māori matriarch and…
Business | South China Morning Post
15 March 2021
NZ Fintech Companies Have Sights Set on Hong Kong
“As a small country and market by population, it is second nature for New Zealand businesses to explore and expand into new geographies,” New…
America’s Cup | New York Times (The)
16 March 2021
Chopper Pilot Tony Monk Adds Drama to Cup
The America’s Cup scene-stealer this week may be the supporting actor that has been racing them: the helicopter filming the races between Emirates Team New Zealand and…
America’s Cup | Worth
17 March 2021
Can You Have an America’s Cup Without Americans?
“After a few weeks of intense sailing competition for the qualifying Prada Cup, the Italian boat Luna Rossa, left the American boat Patriot and the British entry Britannia 11 in…
Music | Louder
15 March 2021
Metal Heroes Alien Weaponry on the Up
Alien Weaponry are part way through a tour of their homeland, New Zealand, Eleanor Goodman reports for UK heavy metal magazine, Metal Hammer. The run of dates is called the Level One Tour,…
General | ABC News
13 March 2021
Victorian Government Appoints Sir David Carruthers
Former chair of the New Zealand Independent Police Conduct Authority and judge of New Zealand family and youth courts, Sir David Carruthers, has been…
Science/Tech | New York Times (The)
12 March 2021
Ancient Ngawha Kauri Witness to Great Change
About 42,000 years ago, Earth was beset with oddness. Its magnetic field collapsed. Ice sheets surged across North America, Australasia and the Andes. Wind belts…
Visual Arts | Creative Boom
11 March 2021
Designer Josh Nelson Inspired by People-Watching
Josh Nelson doesn’t own a car. Because of this, he regularly takes public transport around his home of Auckland, watching locals interact on bus and…
Sport General | NRL News
10 March 2021
Dominant Victory for Māori Ferns in Townsville
NZ Māori Ferns “delivered an emphatic 24-0 win over the Indigenous All Stars” in “a thoroughly one-sided” contest played out in Townsville, Todd…
Visual Arts | Willamette Week
06 March 2021
Portland-Based Artist Vo Vo’s New Show Ignites
After working four months with a tapestry company to create a textile for an upcoming show, New Zealand-born Portland-based artist Vo Vo ran into a…
Media | Forbes
09 March 2021
Why NZ’s Cheeky New Porn PSA Went Viral
The New Zealand-made Keep It Real Online advertising campaign that reminds parents to speak to their children about the pitfalls of pornography and other internet…
Fashion | Evening Standard
08 March 2021
Emilia Wickstead Shows Another Polished Collection
London-based designer Emilia Wickstead is always a glamorous highlight of the London Fashion Week schedule, at the end of last month the New…
Adventure | Financial Express (The)
14 March 2016
5 Great Rides for Mountain Bikers
There are numerous mountain bike tracks in New Zealand and a lot of new tracks are being created while old tracks are being reworked. “Many follow…
General | Independent (The)
12 March 2011
Fabled Serenity Endures
Despite the tragedy of February’s catastrophic earthquake, New Zealand still delivers sublime travel experiences, writes Chris Leadbeater for The…
Nature | Toronto Star
11 March 2006
Simple Pleasures in Spectacular Surrounds
Stewart Island is now home to NZ’s 14th national park – Rakiura, named after the anchor stone of Maui’s canoe (the South Island). A Toronto Star writer…
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