EDGE #426 – Newsreader Oriini Kaipara Presents World-First + 15 Other global stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 06 January 2022 | #426 | New York
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Te Ao Maori | Evening Standard
05 January 2022
Newsreader Oriini Kaipara Presents World-First
Newshub broadcaster Oriini Kaipara has made the headlines herself in Britain with the Evening Standard reporting the Whakatane-born journalist is the first person to present a prime time news programme with a moko kauae.

Kaipara, 37, said presenting the show had…

Film & TV | Cowboys & Indians
06 January 2022
Dreaming up 1925 Montana with Grant Major
Oscar-winning Palmerston North-born production designer Grant Major has transitioned from The Lord of the Rings to the wilds of 1925 Montana for The Power of the Dog, director…
Visual Arts | ArtForum
06 January 2022
Pop Artist Billy Apple Defied Parochialism
In an article for New York-based magazine Artforum, contributing editor Thomas Crow looks back on the life of New Zealand artist Billy Apple, who died aged 85 in…
Nature | Guardian (The)
05 January 2022
Predator Free 2050 a Force for Nature
“Across the world conservation groups, researchers and volunteers are working to combat the key drivers of biodiversity loss identified by scientists,” Max Benato writes for The…
Film & TV | Guardian (The)
04 January 2022
Rose Matafeo Arguably Breakout Star of 2021
After winning a New Zealand international comedy festival award for stand-up in 2007, at the age of 15, Rose Matafeo has conquered just about everything she has ever…
Business | Thrillist
03 January 2022
Invivo Launches World’s First Winery Airline
Before the pandemic halted in-flight booze service aboard a majority of airplanes, airplane drinks used to be something many passengers looked forward to. With…
Music | Evening Standard
31 December 2021
Lorde Is Learning to Put Real Life First
Lorde was thinking the other day about the strange fact that she is a pop star. ‘I wonder if part of it is because pop happened to be the medium that I was interested in the…
Sport General | Thoroughbred Racing Commentary
30 December 2021
World Jockey of the Year is James McDonald
Never mind Frankie Dettori or Irad Ortiz, Christophe Lemaire or Joel Rosario. And never mind Ryan Moore, who has just been named the Longines World’s Best Jockey. No, the…
Cricket | Indian Express (The)
29 December 2021
Batsman Will Young Winning Hearts in India
He’s the Black Cap Indians are obsessed with. After an awkward call on the field in the first test between New Zealand and India in November, Will Young has caught the…
Nature | Guardian (The)
28 December 2021
On the Hunt for Lost South Island Kōkako
Birdwatchers around the world are being called on to turn detective and help in a search for some of the rarest birds on Earth, including New Zealand’s South Island kōkako,…
General | Bloomberg
27 December 2021
Should the World Follow NZ in Banning Tobacco?
“If you’re a smoker who wants to indulge your habit while gazing over the mountains of the South Pacific, you’d do well to move fast. New Zealand has…
General | Shanghai Daily
24 December 2021
Political Activist Rewi Alley Remembered
The 124th anniversary of the birth of Rewi Alley was marked on 2 December, a New Zealand man who first stepped foot on China’s mainland nearly 100 years ago. “His birthday is…
New Zealand | BBC
January 03 2002
Clean, Green and Safe
Condé Nast Traveller recently rated Aotearoa the world’s safest destination and the Government wants to make sure the haven remains safe, committing increased…
Education | Guardian
02 January 2007
The Flynn Effect
James Flynn – Emeritus Professor of Political Studies at Otago University, intelligence researcher and “unassuming moral philosopher” – is profiled in the Guardian. Born in Washington DC, Flynn…
Business | Forbes
01 January 2012
Startup And Power On
New Zealand electricity provider Powershop, a startup company owned by Meridian Energy, the largest electricity generator and retailer in the country, is like eBay for electricity, according to CEO…
New Zealand | Mail Online
02 January 2017
Most Luxurious Holiday Rentals
Three luxurious holiday rentals in New Zealand have been featured in a Daily Mail article which lists the most luxurious holiday rentals in the world…
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