EDGE #414 Great Scotts Take First and Second in Texas + 25 Other Global Stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 06 May 2021 | #414 | New York
Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London).
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Motorsports | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
03 May 2021
Great Scotts Take First and Second in Texas
Two New Zealanders have claimed top spots in the same race on the IndyCar circuit over the weekend, with Scott Dixon winning his fifth Texas Motor Speedway outing and Team Penske rookie Scott McLaughlin, on his first oval track, coming in second It was Dixon’s…

Music | Forbes
29 April 2021
Talented New Zealanders Make Forbes Under 30 List
New Zealander Stella Bennett, aka Benee, and Joshua Nanani, who goes by the name of Jawsh 685, are among the musical talent in the Entertainment & Sports category of this…
Taste | Queensland Times (The)
02 May 2021
Burgers and High Gastronomy to Write Home About
“Far from same-same, Aotearoa is unique and surprising – banging burgers are just the beginning,” according to Australian Kendall Hill writing for The…
Taste | Evening Standard
02 May 2021
Margot Henderson’s Shoreditch Sanctuary Shines
New Zealand-born Margot Henderson’s Shoreditch establishment, Rochelle Canteen, which she co-founded with Briton Melanie Arnold 17 years ago, is reviewed…
Taste | New York Times (The)
04 May 2021
Attica Countryside Pop-Up a Dreamy Distraction
“I’ve been eating at Attica Summer Camp, a four-month pop-up at a winery in the Yarra Valley of Victoria,” New York Times critic Besha Rodell writes….
New Zealand | Scotsman (The)
27 April 2021
A Sensory Overload Around Mesmerising East Cape
“Not many tourists head for the East Cape; there are no theme parks, big hotels or fancy restaurants. But there are long, empty, driftwood-lined beaches,…
Writers | New York Times (The)
27 April 2021
Mansfield and Woolf’s a Transformative Friendship
“Stories of friendships between artists are often told as love stories: the chance meeting, the electric first encounter, the mysterious mutual…
Business | Welt
23 April 2021
Tamara Singer Discovers the Truffle in Seaweed
New Zealander Tamara Singer and her friend Norwegian Angelita Erikson harvest wild seaweed on the beaches of Norway’s Lofoten archipelago. It’s…
Golf | Associated Press
23 April 2021
Lydia Ko Sets Tournament Record to Win Lotte
No one came close to New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko at last week’s Lotte Championship in Hawaii on the course of the Kapolei Golf Club, the Associated Press reports. Ko…
Film & TV | Screen Daily
21 April 2021
Film Fest Director Marten Rabarts Adapts
Marten Rabarts, the globetrotting New Zealand film executive turned festival director reflects on a year spent grounded, watching whales from his home office and the formative…
Fashion | Paper Magazine
21 April 2021
NY-Based Claudia Li Draws on Home for Latest Line
Since founding her namesake label in 2015, New Zealand-raised Claudia Li has emerged as one of the most compelling designers on the New York fashion…
Fashion | Nylon
20 April 2021
Designer Cherry Kim Pays Homage to Her Mother
New York-based designer Cherry Kim’s latest collection, for her brand Rhee, is an ode to her childhood New Zealand home, Laura Pitcher reports for fashion…
General | New York Times (The)
19 April 2021
Drug Testing in New Zealand Without the Penalties
New Zealand has enshrined into law a one-year experiment allowing drug users to have illegal substances tested without penalty to ensure their…
Fashion | Wall Street Journal (The)
16 April 2021
Beauty Blogger Madden Kelley Kits Out Posh Pets
New Zealander Madden Kelley, founder of Los Angeles-based high-end canine accessories brand Pagerie, debuted the company’s e-commerce site during the…
Media | Adweek
15 April 2021
Rhys Darby and Terminix Unite for Campaign
New Zealand actor Rhys Darby joined Adweek for an exclusive interview about his new campaign with American pest control company, Terminix.

Darby, 47, is no stranger to…

Fashion | Wallpaper
14 April 2021
Pressio Puts Sportswear Industry Through Its Paces
UK design publication Wallpaper offers up a selection of men’s sportswear brands, including New Zealander Jamie Hunt’s newly launched Pressio,…
Film & TV | Hollywood Reporter
13 April 2021
Peter Jackson to Receive Visual Effects Accolade
New Zealand film director Sir Peter Jackson will receive the Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th annual VES Awards, which will be…
Sport General | Washington Post (The)
12 April 2021
World Cup Giant Slalom Win for Alice Robinson
An aggressive second run lifted New Zealand teenager Alice Robinson ahead of American Mikaela Shiffrin to win a giant slalom that ended the women’s World Cup ski…
Music | Pitchfork
09 April 2021
Wurld Series’ New Album Thoughtful and Witty
“Wurld Series seem to know how to escape millennial disaffection more than most. The Christchurch band, led by songwriter Luke Towart and producer and drummer Brian…
Business | Music Business Worldwide
08 April 2021
Bob Valentine New President of Concord Music
Concord Music Publishing has named its CFO New Zealander Bob Valentine the new president of the company.

According to Music Business Worldwide editor Murray…

General | Wired
07 April 2021
New Zealand’s Emphatic Covid-19 Approach
“In New Zealand, investigators traced an outbreak to a 50-second window of exposure. The case might be a lesson for countries contemplating a future with no Covid-19,”…
Film | Guardian (The)
01 May 2001
Shrek at Cannes
Kiwi Andrew Adamson is co-director of Dreamworks’ hit Shrek, the first animated movie to make competition at Cannes since Dumbo 50 years ago. Guardian pick…
Writers | Guardian (The)
05 May 2006
An Outside View
The latest book by acclaimed British author, Jenny Diski – On Trying to Keep Still – opens with her visit to NZ in 2004 for the NZ International Arts Festival’s Writers and Readers Week…
Arts | Coast Weekend (The)
04 May 2011
Bountiful Inspiration
New Zealand’s exotic landscapes and lush flora were the inspiration behind American artist Mary Powell’s monotype prints she is exhibiting at RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. Each…
Fashion | Financial Times
03 May 2016
Emilia Wickstead Dazzled by WWI Ships
The Great War’s liberating effect on womenswear is often overlooked. Aimee Farrell, writing for the Financial Times meets the designers – including New Zealand-born Emilia…
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