#22 Making Kiwi Magic Aboard

#22 Making Kiwi Magic Aboard

Edge Message #22 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM TO NZEDGE.COM COMMUNITY Good morning/afternoon/evening Today in NEWZEDGE more stories about New Zealanders rocking equilibriums around the globe, including: The Hollywood Reporter on Lord of the Rings and other film projects in “Wellywood” …

#21 Kiwis Making A Difference

#21 Kiwis Making A Difference

Edge Message #21 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM TO NZEDGE.COM MEMBERS Late last week the senior writer at nzedge.com, Paul Ward (he’s 24) came to me with a worried look. “The Alley story is getting to be longer than Rutherford’s,” he …

#20 Celebration of New Zealand

#20 Celebration of New Zealand

Edge Message #20 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM TO NZEDGE.COM COMMUNITY In NEWZEDGE today, the Kiwis who are upsetting assumptions, rocking equilibriums and putting edge back into the globe include: Romance, roadkill in Alison Maclean’s new film (Premiere) Anna Paquin absorbs …

#19 World’s Greatests

#19 World’s Greatests

Edge Message #19 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM TO NZEDGE.COM COMMUNITY Greetings on this last day of the half year. Voyeurs will enjoy the 60 new messages in the Mailbox. Thank you everyone for writing and expressing your views and affirmations. …

#18 Kiwis Making International Headlines

#18 Kiwis Making International Headlines

Edge Message #18 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM To NZEDGE.COM MEMBERS across the globe We have over 50 new stories this week about New Zealand internationalists. Grant Dalton pure speed across the Atlantic (NY Times) Alison Maclean sweet talks new movie …

#17 Amazing International Kiwi Achievements

#17 Amazing International Kiwi Achievements

Edge Message #17 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM To NZEDGE.COM Community Today in HEROES we publish the story of Tex Morton, the extraordinary New Zealander who was one of the most famous entertainers in the USA in the 1950s. I saw …

#16 Inspiring International Kiwis

#16 Inspiring International Kiwis

Edge Message #16 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM To NZEDGE.COM Community Thank you to all people who responded to the survey, very helpful feedback was received, we’re mulling over the responses and will report back to you in a week or …

#15 Remembering Kiwi Achievements

#15 Remembering Kiwi Achievements

Edge Message #15 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM To NZEDGE.COM Community Another anniversary passes this week of the conquest of Everest. Our Hero this week is “Ed from the Edge – King of the World”. Our story is a gutsy take …

#14 Kiwis RockingThe World

#14 Kiwis RockingThe World

Edge Message #14 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM To NZEDGE.COM Community An achievement which is a standard part of the New Zealand rap (along with splitting the atom and climbing Everest) is “giving women the vote first”. Today in HEROES we …

#13 Amazing Kiwis

#13 Amazing Kiwis

Edge Message #13 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM To NZEDGE.COM Community Today’s New Zealand Hero is Alexander Aitken, one of the most remarkable mathematical brains of all time. It’s an extraordinary  story, laced with the appalling reality of life in the …

#12 Off-The-Island

#12 Off-The-Island

Edge Message #12 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM To NZEDGE.COM Community On the way back from San Francisco to NZ this week I sat next to a Kiwi who is running his own technology start-up in Silicon Valley; I had a …

#11 Kiwi Inspirations

#11 Kiwi Inspirations

Edge Message #11 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM To NZEDGE.COM Community Today two stories of New Zealand Heroes, one of them a Knight so deserving of the honour he was awarded two of them: Sir Keith Park, called “the saviour of …

#10 New Zealanders In International Headlines

#10 New Zealanders In International Headlines

Edge Message #10 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM To NZEDGE.COM Community Greetings. Today in MEDIA we have 40 new stories from the international online media about New Zealanders flexing their edge around the globe: Fleur Adcock and Marie Clay in England, …

#9 Kiwis Changing the World

#9 Kiwis Changing the World

Edge Message #9 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM To NZEDGE.COM Community With ANZAC Day approaching we focus in our HEROES page on “Warriors”. Today we have a story that would be unbelievable if it were not true. Nancy Wake was the …

#8 Kiwi Hero: Bruce McLaren

#8 Kiwi Hero: Bruce McLaren

Edge Message #8 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM To NZEDGE.COM Community Today a new speech, simply called “Inspiration”, given by Kevin to the Compaq 2000 Education Conference in Auckland. It’s a broad sweep: new economy and “new new things”; the importance …

#7 Inviting Jogging

#7 Inviting Jogging

Edge Message #7 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM To NZEDGE.COM Community Our “Speedsters” series continues. Arthur Lydiard made a major contribution to the health of the world. He invented jogging. His method of building up physical fitness by gradually increasing stamina …

#6 Shearing The Love

#6 Shearing The Love

Edge Message #6 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM Hello from The New Zealand Edge. Today we publish the extraordinary story of Godfrey Bowen, the shearer with “the race of Nureyev shaping an arabesque”; a man of the land credited with influencing …

#5 Rocketing Science

#5 Rocketing Science

Edge Message #5 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM Hello from The New Zealand Edge. Today we publish the story of William Pickering, born in Wellington, the “Rocket Man” who sent spacecraft to the far edges of the solar system. Pickering was a …

#4 Postcard From The Edge

#4 Postcard From The Edge

Edge Message #4 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM Dear NZEDGE.COM member Those of you who read North & South in November will have already been introduced to my partner in crime, Brian Sweeney. There’s no place left for him to hide …

#3 Amazing Kiwi Heroes

#3 Amazing Kiwi Heroes

Edge Message #3 Dear NZEDGE.COM friend Christmas and Millennial best wishes to you from all the team at THE NEW ZEALAND EDGE. Today we have several stories for you – in our Mailbox, and in the form of four extraordinary …

#2 Heroes From The Edge

#2 Heroes From The Edge

Edge Message #2 To NZEDGE.COM Community We’re back! We’ve been busy! Today we publish the first of our HEROES series featuring the inspirational players from New Zealand who have taken on the world – and in the case of the five …

#1 Greetings From The Edge

#1 Greetings From The Edge

Edge Message #1 Dear NZEDGE.COM friend Busy time! The Magazine is full with the most incredible affirmations, moving and inspirational. Thank you very much for your spontaneously positive responses. Please read them all, it’s a really pleasurable experience. We have …