EDGE #393 – “Favorite Weirdo” Taika Waititi Wins Oscar Glory for Jojo Rabbit + 18 other stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 14 February 2020 | #393 | New York
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Film & TV | Wear Your Voice
12 February 2020
“Favorite Weirdo” Taika Waititi Wins Oscar Glory for Jojo Rabbit
The multi-talented Taika Waititi – writer, director, lead actor – took out the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay at the 2020 Oscars on Sunday evening in Los Angeles.

Adapted from Christine Leunens book “Caging Skies,” Jojo Rabbit tells the story of a…

Obituaries | Scotsman (The)
11 February 2020
Mike Moore Dedicated his Life to Helping NZ
Mike Moore, who served as New Zealand’s prime minister before leading the World Trade Organisation (WTO) during a tumultuous time when thousands protested in Seattle…
Business | WGBH News
12 February 2020
Andrew Barnes Makes The Case For A 4-Day Week Revolution on Greater Boston
Appearing WGBH’s Greater Boston show to discuss his book The 4 Day Week…
New Zealand | Outside
09 February 2020
Your Ultimate South Island Travel Guide
“New Zealand’s South Island is undoubtedly one of the world’s most beautiful places, where golden beaches and dense rainforests border the snow-capped Southern Alps and…
Design | 5280
12 February 2020
Entrepreneur Richard Shirtcliffe On Tackling Plastic Ocean Waste Through Designer Furniture
Could commerce be a…
Business | Fast Company
14 February 2020
Former Equinox Head Sarah Robb O’Hagan in New Role
Former Equinox president New Zealander Sarah Robb O’Hagan, who has been advising fitness brand Exos’…
Taste | Gourmet Traveller (The)
10 February 2020
Star Chef Ben Shewry Eats Out in Wellington
Melbourne restaurant owner and chef Ben Shewry visits the sustainability stars making waves on the Wellington food scene for a story published online at Australia’s…
Sport General
14 February 2020
Tennis Freshman Kate Bolton Making Friends in US
California State University, Stanislaus, women’s tennis has a new face – and a new voice – in 19-year-old Wellington-born freshman Kate Bolton, local…
Arts | Contemporary HUM
08 February 2020
Permanent Migration
Newly published on online art platform Contemporary HUM, artist Signe Rose writes a letter to her husband sculptor Martyn Reynolds on their life in Vienna as parents and artists, having moved to Austria from New Zealand in…
Community/General | Newsroom
07 February 2020
How Surgeon Ian Bissett Did Wonders in Nepal
Every year 33 million people globally are left impoverished after paying for surgery. Others die for lack of treatment. New Zealander Ian Bissett has been operating on…
Rugby | Japan Times (The)
06 February 2020
Fiji Names Vern Cotter Rugby Head Coach
Former Scotland coach New Zealand-born Vern Cotter, 58, has been named the new head coach of the Fiji rugby team, Associated Press reports in a story published by The Japan…
Film & TV | New York Daily News
05 February 2020
Ant Timpson’s Tribute to Father Stars Elijah Wood
The death of his father led New Zealand producer Ant Timpson to decide it was time to direct. His new film and directorial debut, Come to Daddy,…
War & Peace | Diplomat (The)
04 February 2020
New Zealand’s Role in Canada’s Pacific Shift
“A contract for Canada to upgrade two New Zealand frigates illustrates a budding, mutually-beneficial, Pacific-focused relationship,” according to…
Film & TV | Hollywood Reporter
03 February 2020
Screenwriter Anthony McCarten Talks Two Popes
For the Oscar-nominated film The Two Popes, New Zealand-born screenwriter Anthony McCarten had to imagine what took place between Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal…
Taste | Vanity Fair
02 February 2020
Monica Galetti Creates a Tropical Island Menu
New Zealand chef Monica Galetti recently devised a menu for the Maldives restaurant, Aqua. She is interviewed on the island by Jessica Burrell for Vanity…
Media | Belfast Telegraph
01 February 2020
Sun Journalist Dan Wootton to Host UK Radio Show
Executive editor and columnist at The Sun, New Zealander Dan Wootton, 36, will take over from Eamonn Holmes on the UK’s TalkRadio’s drivetime radio…
Travel | Wall Street Journal(The)
6 February 2015
Routeburn Track a Spectacle of Jaw-Dropping Scenery
For the ultimate adventure the Wall Street Journal recommends escaping into the “supersize spectacle”…
Nature | Independent (The)
2 February 2010
Multi-tasking Birds
Two female royal albatrosses at Taiaroa Head Royal Albatross Centre on the Otago Peninsula have successfully incubated a chick, after the father — one of scores to recently leave the…
Film and News | Weekend Standard
4 February 2005
My Favourite Ape
Compared with his work as an Oscar-winning director and the filmmaker behind the most popular trilogy in movie history, Peter…
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