EDGE #415 Crowded House Is Back and Loving It + 30 other global stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 11 June 2021 | #415 | New York
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Music | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
11 June 2021
Crowded House Is Back and Loving It
With this month’s release of Crowded House’s latest album, Dreamers Are Waiting, journalist Russell Brown interviews the “reconstituted” band for The Sydney Morning Herald at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios in Auckland.

They’re fresh from a 12-date New…

Sport General | Guardian (The)
25 May 2021
How to Become a Tennis No 1 by Anthony Wilding
In the 14 May 1912 edition of The Guardian newspaper, champion New Zealand tennis player Anthony Wilding’s book, On the Court and Off, was reviewed. That…
Politics and Economics | Fortune
22 May 2021
PM Tops Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders List
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, 40, takes the number one spot on Fortune magazine’s annual world’s greatest leaders list.

The magazine’s…

Nature | BBC
07 June 2021
Zealandia a Nature Reserve with a 500-Year Plan
“In the past 30 years, a wilderness has grown up in the heart of New Zealand’s capital – so successfully its neighbours now complain about the raucous…
Media | Stuff
01 June 2021
Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam Reports from India
In the beginning it was a shock, people dying around her while desperate families begged hospital officials for help. Auckland-raised Al Jazeera…
Nga Kupu Aroha – Words of Love | Denis O’Reilly
07 June 2021
He Poroporoaki mo Carl Meredith Bradley. BA. MA Ph.D
Carl Bradley died suddenly last week. Just 52 years of age. He was a friend and colleague. Carl was an Aikido 4th Dan black belt and on an…
Politics and Economics | Guardian (The)
12 May 2021
Biden Backs NZ’s Stance Against Online Extremism
The United States “will join the Christchurch Call to Action” to stamp out violent extremism online, the White House has said, two years after…
General | Guardian (The)
04 June 2021
Jenny McGee Resigns from NHS Citing Disrespect
Invercargill-born nurse Jenny McGee, who cared for Boris Johnson when he was gravely ill with Covid-19, says she has handed in her resignation, such is her…
New Zealand | CNN
03 June 2021
UK Traveller Draws NZ During Lockdown
After completing the 3000km Tour Aotearoa bike tour in late February 2020, England-born artist and graphic designer Tom Napper decided to wait out what he thought would be a quick closure…
War & Peace | SBS
02 June 2021
In WWII on Crete Ned Nathan Fell in Love
Eighty years ago, soldiers from New Zealand and Australia were in Greece fighting the Nazis during the Battle of Crete. It would lead to New Zealander Evan Nathan’s parents…
Fashion | Vouge
01 June 2021
Emilia Wickstead Resurrects Power Dressing
A year after New Zealand-born Emilia Wickstead’s study of motherhood, which saw her orchestrate portraits of her friends wearing pre-fall 2020 looks while holding their…
Science/Tech | Wired
31 May 2021
Allbirds and Adidas Make Planet-First Running Shoe
“Competition between running shoe brands is never-ending. Successful products don’t just boost profit margins, they help win medals, too,” tech…
Music | Guardian (The)
28 May 2021
Ten of the Best from The Chills Back Catalogue
Dunedin-formed band The Chills is releasing a new album, Scatterbrain. To celebrate, The Guardian counts down 10 of their top songs.

“A singular band, The…

New Zealand | BBC
27 May 2021
Rethinking Tourism Industry’s Climate Impact
New Zealand is hopeful that a recently opened travel bubble with Australia will rekindle its pandemic-battered tourism industry. However, many are also seeing an…
Film & TV | Guardian (The)
26 May 2021
Actor Kerry Fox Looks Back at Life in Lower Hutt
New Zealander Kerry Fox, the star of Shallow Grave and Intimacy looks back at her Lower Hutt childhood, driving at 15, her parents disco dancing and an…
Business | Fast Company
24 May 2021
Wool From NZ Makes Sheep Inc.’s Carbon Neg Hoodie
The production of UK-based start-up Sheep Inc.’s 100 per cent carbon negative hoodie starts on three farms in New Zealand, where the business…
Design | Bloomberg
21 May 2021
Northern Summer Lovers Need a Seabreacher
“Nothing says summer like a good, socially distanced splash. Whether you’re looking for an easy-to-manoeuvre three-cabin sailboat for your family, a two-seater Sea-Doo on…
Rugby | Guardian (The)
20 May 2021
Family First for All Black Great Dan Carter
Former All Black fly-half Dan Carter “recalls his torturous relationship with the World Cup and reflects on a family-filled retirement” in an interview with Guardian…
Business | Forbes
19 May 2021
Sweet Flower’s Tim Dodd Leads LA Cannabis Movement
New Zealander Tim Dodd left behind executive roles at Technicolor, Warner Bros. and Time Warner, and acquired Los Angeles cannabis boutique…
Sport General | Sunday Times (The)
18 May 2021
Boxing Now Sonny Bill-Williams’ Main Focus
Attending a dinner in Sydney, breaking his fast at the mid-point of the month of Ramadan, Auckland-born Sonny Bill Williams is much in demand – from the hosts of the…
Film & TV | New Zealand Herald (The)
17 May 2021
Stuntwoman Vanessa Cater Kicking up an LA Storm
New Zealand-born stuntwoman Vanessa Cater has just finished putting her body on the line in Marvel’s new TV show The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Before…
New Zealand | Toronto Star
14 May 2021
Light and Inner Peace on Aotea/Great Barrier Island
“When I landed on Aotea/Great Barrier Island, an off-the-grid, mostly solar-powered island in the Hauraki Gulf, off the coast of New Zealand’s…
Design | Wallpaper
12 May 2021
Local Furniture Designers Endorsed by Wallpaper
“New Zealand furniture and Australian design pieces are made with a contemporary creative mindset, honest materials and a perfect balance of traditional…
Music | Scotsman (The)
12 May 2021
Violinist Benjamin Baker Teams Up on New Album
“In July this year, New Zealand-born violinist Benjamin Baker will be part of the online line-up for the East Neuk Festival,” Ken Walkton writes in a review…
Film & TV | Glamour UK
11 May 2021
Advice for Budding Female Comics from Rose Matafeo
New Zealander Rose Matafeo, 29, is a staple on the UK stand-up circuit; you probably know her face from regular appearances on panel shows, or from…
America’s Cup | Robb Report
11 May 2021
Champion Sailor Peter Burling on Racing Off Grid
When Emirates Team New Zealand’s high-speed foiling yacht, Te Rehutai, successfully defended the America’s Cup on home waters against Luna Rossa Prada…
Fashion | Telegraph (The)
10 May 2021
Maggie Marilyn Founder Striving for Sustainability
What unites a number of new fashion labels, including New Zealand’s own Maggie Marilyn, is that they have a broader vocabulary when it comes to…
Fashion | Financial Times
20 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…
Arts | Coast Weekend (The)
18 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…
Writers | Guardian (The)
16 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…
Film | Guardian (The)
20 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…
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