EDGE #419 – New Zealand Olympians Triumph in Tokyo and 15 Global Stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 12 August 2021 | #419 | New York
Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London).
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Sport General | Guardian (The)
10 August 2021
New Zealand Olympians Triumph in Tokyo
New Zealand is basking in the glow of its greatest ever Olympic medal haul, departing Tokyo with 20 medals – seven gold, six silver and seven bronze, and a new champion, Lisa Carrington, who has become the country’s most decorated Olympic athlete, Wellington-based…

General | Guardian (The)
09 August 2021
New Zealand Ships Covid Vaccines to Tokelau
Tokelau, one of the most inaccessible atolls in the world, has just received 12 precious boxes of vaccine delivered by the New Zealand Defence Force, Lagipoiva Cherelle…
Business | Business Insider
06 August 2021
4-Day Week Spurs Productivity
In 2018, New Zealand company Perpetual Guardian gave each of its 230 employees a day off each week. After the eight-week trial, it reported a 20 per cent jump in productivity and made a four-day week a…
General | Guardian (The)
05 August 2021
Older New Zealanders Join Climate Change Fight
On his early morning bike rides to school, David Yockney would deliberately seek out the crunch and splash of the ice-hardened puddles. It was a winter joy he…
Watersports | Scotsman (The)
12 August 2021
Brothers Ravenhall Swim Whirlpool with Whisky
Two New Zealand-born UK-based brothers, Alex and Nick Ravenhall, have just completed a crossing of the world’s third largest whirlpool, The Corryvreckan in…
Music | Pitchfork
11 August 2021
Connan Mockasin and His Dad Make an Album Together
“New Zealand psych rocker Connan Mockasin’s collaborative album with his dad, Ade, has bad jokes, stream-of-consciousness poetry, and an odd,…
Film & TV | Vanity Fair
05 August 2021
Deep Dive into Peter Jackson’s Beatles Doco
“It’s the Beatles as none would ever see or hear them again – their last live performance as a group, 30 January 1969. It’s also the Beatles as none of us,…
Design | Visordown
04 August 2021
Mayonaize x Indian Collab Tattoo-Inspired
The first of three in an Indian x No Regrets collaboration, New Zealand-born Melbourne-based tattoo artist Mayonaize’s handiwork has come to life on the Indian Motorcycle…
Business | Boston.com
03 August 2021
Super Choice NZ-Style Ice Cream Hits Boston
When American August Radbill visited New Zealand for the first time a few years ago, he became enamoured with our real fruit ice cream, “a simple, ultra-creamy style…
Education | Stuff
02 August 2021
Pounamu Jade Aikman Wins Fulbright Award
Pounamu Jade Aikman, who finished his PhD on racism and police violence against Ngāi Tūhoe, is this year’s recipient of the Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award…
Music | Aspen Times (The)
01 August 2021
Conductor Gemma New Returns in Demand to US
New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New and Malaysian pianist Tengku Irfan, “among the leading young lights in the international classical music world”, worked together in…
Nga Kupu Aroha – Words of Love
31 July 2021
We say goodbye to Creative Rebel Paratene Temokopuorongo Matchitt
Its Saturday. 24th July 2021. I’ve got other mahi to do but my soul tells me to write, if only…
Science | Time Magazine
03 August 2001
Stopping the Rot
The Hamilton-based HortResearch has developed a spray-on organic control agent that can help prevent botrytis – grapes rotting on the vine. “It sounds like Mecca,” says Phil Ryan, chief winemaker…
General | Guardian (The)
08 August 2006
Three Strikes, You’re Out
Rainbow Warrior bombers Dominique Prieur and Alain Mafart have lost a third court appeal to prevent TVNZ from screening footage from their 1985 trial…
General | Guardian (The)
03 August 2011
Making our Roads Safer
New Zealand has increased its minimum driving age from 15 to 16 in an effort to make its roads safer, as well as banning those under 2 drinking…
Nature | Gaurdian (The)
02 August 2016
New Zealand to Exterminate All Introduced Predators
The New Zealand Government has announced a “world-first” project to make our country predator free by 2050, aiming…
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