EDGE #352: ‘The Changeover’ “A Perfect Genre Movie” + 21 stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 27 February 2019 | #352 | New York
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Film & TV | LA Times
27 February 2019
‘The Changeover’ “A Perfect Genre Movie”
The opening weekend of ‘The Changeover’ – the New Zealand film of Margaret Mahy’s beloved, award-winning 1984 young-adult novel by the writer-director team of Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie, drew rave reviews from critics.Notching 4/4 Stars from RogerEbert.com, Matt Zoller Seitz called ‘The Changeover’ “a perfect genre film… It’s the kind of…

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Community/General | Japan Times (The)
25 February 2019
NZ Marks Eighth Anniversary of Christchurch Quake
The city of Christchurch has marked the eighth anniversary of an earthquake that killed 185 people and caused extensive damage from which the city is…
Story
Politics and Economics | Khaleej Times
26 February 2019
NZ-Dubai Roll Out Electronic Trade Processes
New Zealand andDubai have initiated an electronic exchange of export certificate process that will provide a simpler, more time effective and sustainable method…
Story
Politics and Economics | Agri-Pulse
26 February 2019
Chris Liddell Helms Rural America Broadband Era
Chris Liddell, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination at The White House, is leading a newly announced initiative to address a significant gap in broadband access in…
Story
Arts | Contemporary HUM
23 February 2019
Spin Slowly, Fighting Gravity
Recently published on online art platform Contemporary HUM, arts facilitator and producer Samuel Walsh reflects on his residency at Zaratan – Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon, Portugal. Zaratan…
Story
Visual Arts | Broadsheet
23 February 2019
Lisa Walker Exhibits Some Uncomfortable Jewellery
World-renowned artist New Zealander Lisa Walker, 52, sees potential in everything, from shoes, Lego and mobile phones, to egg beaters and dead animals….
Story
Visual Arts | ABC7 News
26 February 2019
Anna Wilding Gives Different Look at Obama Family In LA Photo Exhibit
“For Black History month, The Perfect Exposure Gallery in Alhambra in Los Angeles is giving you a different look at the Obama family. During…
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Film & TV | Philippine Daily Inquirer
24 February 2019
Director Taika Waititi Tackles Star Wars
After directing Thor: Ragnarok, which was a worldwide blockbuster hit, New Zealander Taika Waititi next explores the Star Wars universe and returns to the world of…
Story
Film & TV | Variety Magazine
21 February 2019
NZ-China Animated Co-Production Mosley Premieres
The first teaser-trailer for BFG animator Kirby Atkins’ Mosley has been unveiled. The animated family film is the first co-production between New Zealand…
Story
Film & TV | New York Times (The)
25 February 2019
The Breaker Upperers Adds Some Welcome Irreverence to Netflix Comedies
“The New Zealand comedy The Breaker Upperers adds some welcome irreverence to the…
Story
Business | Financial Times
22 February 2019
Virgin’s CE Josh Bayliss Brings Focus to Group
The first tickets went on sale last week for Virgin Voyages, a Miami-based cruise operator aiming to launch the first of the four ships it is building early next…
Story
Music | Korea Times (The)
20 February 2019
K-Pop Singer Rosé’s Ballad a YouTube Phenomenon
BLACKPINK Rosé’s special cover of Halsey’s “Eyes Closed”, accrued almost 5.4 million views in just two days. The Auckland-born vocalist, 22,…
Story
Music | Exclaim!
23 February 2019
Mark de Clive-Lowe’s New Album Goes Next Level
“For those who recognise [New Zealander] Mark de Clive-Lowe’s name from this or that compilation disc, his new straight-up jazz effort is the most…
Still Counting - Marilyn Waring on Wellbeing Economics
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Sport General | Straits Times (The)
22 February 2019
Rising MMA Star Israel Adesanya Holds off Veteran
Mixed martial arts star Israel Adesanya, a Nigerian-born New Zealander, beat former middleweight champion, Brazilian Anderson Silva in a wild…
Story
Taste | Spirits Business (The)
21 February 2019
Bartender Andy Griffiths Heads Singapore’s Idlewild
New Zealand-born bartender Andy Griffiths has moved to Singapore to join new bar Idlewild as head of operations and creative.Taking up…
Story
Taste | ABC7 Chicago
20 February 2019
Coffee Gets Its Mojo in Chicago
New Zealand is known for its breathtaking scenery but TV station, ABC7 Chicago says one of our country’s best-known coffeehouses has been quietly serving breakfast and lunch to the Windy City’s workers…
Story
Community/General | Independent (The)
24 February 2019
New Zealand’s Sacred Mermaid Pools Closed Indefinitely
“Picturesque Mermaid Pools in Matapouri in New Zealand have been closed indefinitely after human waste and litter were…
Story
Politics and Economics | New York Times (The)
27 February 2019
Has the Overseas Investment Amendment Act Worked?
After watching home prices rise by 60 per cent in a decade, New Zealand decided to ban foreigners…
Story
Design | Design Milk
22 February 2019
Fisher and Paykel Introduce Organic Modernism to US
“What is it like to be a well established heritage brand in your own country, only to find yourself as the innovative upstart on the other side…
Story
Visual Arts | NZHerald
25 February 2014
5 Years Ago – Auckland Illustrator Lands Space on the Wall next to Banksy
Auckland-based illustrator Henrietta Harris will exhibit alongside the world’s most famous street artist at…
Story
Z-Files | Telegraph (The)
26 February 2009
10 Years Ago – Dreamy Transformation
Aucklander Nadya Vessey, who lost both legs to a childhood illness, now swims as a mermaid might with a custom made wetsuit created for her by Wellington’s Weta Workshop. Vessey…
Story
War & Peace | The Sydney Morning Herald
03 March 2004
5 Years Ago – Belated Honour for White Mouse
Nancy Wake, the most decorated female veteran of WW2, was made a Companion of the Order of Australia on March 3. Born in NZ and…
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