#203: NZReliefAid needs Syria crisis funds; Auckland #3 in world; The Piano and I Love Dick revisited; Sean Marks at Nets; Max Bickerton’s 1930s Haiku Legacy ++more

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 02 March 2016 | #203 | New York
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War & Peace | ReliefAid
25 February 2016
Kiwi in Syria War Zones Raising Relief Funds
New Zealander Michael Seawright, founder of international humanitarian organisation ReliefAid is raising emergency relief funds to provide shelter support to families in Syria War Zones.

ReliefAid is one of only a handful of organisations able or willing to support…

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New Zealand | Mercer
29 February 2016
Auckland Ranked #3 in Global Quality of Living
Auckland has been ranked #3 in the 18th Mercer Quality of Life study. In the report New Zealand is the highest ranked English speaking country as well as the…
Story
Community/General | Financial Times (The)
24 February 2016
Christchurch a City Reimagining Itself
The story of Christchurch’s resurrection is nearly as inspirational as the one that lends the city its name. In the aftermath of a terrible succession of earthquakes between 2010-11,…
Story
Architecture | Smithsonian Magazine
25 February 2016
How Tragedy Turned Napier into Art Deco Wonder
“For Murray Houston, 3 February 1931 started out like any ordinary day. The now 91-year-old New Zealander was sitting inside the small wooden schoolhouse he…
Story
Obituaries | Telegraph (The)
27 February 2016
Artist Melvin Day Brought a Cubist Edge to New Zealand
Artist Melvin Day, who gave his post-war landscapes, still lifes and images of Maori meetings a cubist sensibility, has died aged…
Story
Writers | Japan Times (The)
01 March 2016
Translator Max Bickerton’s Haiku Legacy Discussed
“In the 1930s, a translator of Japanese literature from New Zealand was jailed and tortured by the Japanese police. His name was Max Bickerton…
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Politics and Economics | Guardian (The)
26 February 2016
Trans-Tasman New Pathways to Citizenship Deal Made
New Zealanders who have lived and worked in Australia for more than five years will find it easier to access citizenship under a deal reached by the…
Story
Film & TV | Guardian (The)
26 February 2016
Re-Examining The Piano’s Kinky Music Lessons
“Films about mute piano players embroiled in erotic love triangles never did become a burgeoning genre. Perhaps that’s because it’s virtually impossible to…
Story
Media | The New Yorker
29 February 2016
Chris Kraus’ I Love Dick Coming Soon to TV
Emmy Award-winning auteur Jill Soloway, creator of the gender- and genre-bending TV series Transparent, recently announced her next project: an adaptation of I Love…
Story
Music | Daily Beast (The)
29 February 2016
Lorde Delivers Powerful Tribute to David Bowie
Lorde’s tribute to her hero David Bowie at this year’s BRIT Awards has been called “dignified”, “powerful” and “heartbreaking”. Singing Life on…
Story
Sport General | Canadian Running
27 February 2016
Malcolm Law Documents 50 Back-to-Back Marathons
A new trail film takes a look at New Zealand mountain runner Malcolm Law, 54, who takes on an incredible odyssey, running 50 mountain peaks and large…
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Rugby | Guardian (The)
23 February 2016
Kieran Read Confirmed As New All Blacks Captain
Coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that Kieran Read will replace Richie McCaw as captain of the All Blacks. He will also captain the Crusaders in this year’s…
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Sport General | New York Times (The)
26 February 2016
Brooklyn Nets Give Top Job to Sean Marks
Sean Marks, 40, of Auckland, may not be a household name among casual basketball fans – or even among professional basketball players – but the Brooklyn Nets are heralding his…
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Fashion | Telegraph (The)
25 February 2016
Emilia Wickstead Goes Puritanical but Luxe
“There was a feeling that London Fashion Week finally got started at the Emilia Wickstead show,” Kate Finnigan writes for the Telegraph. “The New Zealand-born…
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Fashion | Daily Mail
27 February 2016
You’ll Always Learn Something New at Karen Walker
New Zealand designer Karen Walker “has a knack for transforming obscure, utilitarian references into magnetic clothing that all the cool girls…
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Design | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
28 February 2016
United Strangers Interiors March into Vegas Market
New Zealand designer Logan Komorowski took his United Strangers brand to the recent Winter Las Vegas Furniture Market; the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…
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Film & TV | Los Angeles Times
24 February 2016
Melanie Lynskey Acts the Only Way She Can: Honestly
Actor Melanie Lynskey, the “genial” New Zealand-born star of HBO’s comedy-drama series Togetherness, is profiled in the Los Angeles…
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Film & TV | Berlinale
24 February 2016
Tammy Davis’ Hit a Berlinale Favourite
Tammy Davis’ hip-hop drama Born to Dance, a “hidden gem” at this year’s Berlinale, has become the most unlikely of box-office hits Down Under.Born to Dance brought in…
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Business | Business Times (The)
23 February 2016
Richard Hall is Singapore’s new Iceman
A four-generation family-owned ice business in Singapore has partnered with new local company Plink, founded by New Zealander Richard Hall, to launch what they call “the future…
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