EDGE #411 New Year Edition – Peter Jackson Astonishes With Beatles Documentary + 15 Global Kiwi Stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 11 January 2021 | #411 | New York
Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London).
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Film & TV | Variety Magazine
05 January 2021
Peter Jackson Astonishes With Beatles Documentary
“In a brilliant move, the Beatles [have] hired a man who knows how to create a climactic finale: Lord of the Rings maestro Peter Jackson, [setting] him to work on the 56 hours of 50-year-old ‘Let It Be’ tapes,” Jem Aswad writes for Variety. Aswad reviews…

Film & TV | Vogue
08 January 2021
Thomasin McKenzie Poised to Dominate 2021
“Even in a year free from Hollywood’s typical machinations – red carpets, fall festivals, movie theatres – stars could still be made seemingly overnight,” Keaton Bell…
Business | Dallas Morning News (The)
07 January 2021
Contact Tracing Company SaferMe Focuses on US
Wellington-based contact tracing technology provider SaferMe, which played a role in helping New Zealand bring COVID-19 case counts down to zero, is setting its…
Music | DIY
09 January 2021
Benee Makes DIY’s Class of 2021
Riding high off the back of megahit ‘Superlonely’ and her recent celeb-featuring full-length debut LP, Hey u x, Benee’s already done the hard bit – now she’s ready to reap the rewards, Elly…
Business | Fast Company
06 January 2021
Cooee Keeping Tour Guides in Virtual Business
Cooee, a travel platform developed in New Zealand, is finding ways to keep tour guides in business during the pandemic – and let people get a view of somewhere…
Te Ao Maori | TIME
04 January 2021
Learning Te Reo Māori Is Where It’s At
New Zealanders of all stripes are signing up to learn te reo Māori, according to Amy Gunia reporting for TIME magazine. Gunia writes that experts say over the last five or so…
Taste | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
01 January 2021
Culinary Leader Ben Shewry Shines a Light
Given Melbourne thinks of itself as Australia’s food capital, its double lockdown was particularly identity-shaking. Luckily, one of the city’s culinary leaders, New…
Film & TV | Austin Chronicle (The)
30 December 2020
Rachel House Counts Souls in Pixar’s Latest Outing
Auckland-born actor Rachel House, 49, is the voice of Terry, a Great Beyond “soul counter” in Pixar’s latest animated comedy-drama, Soul….
Business | Stuff
30 December 2020
Tech Sector Humming with Mergers and Acquisitions
Specialist in the tech area, Mark Clare of Wellington’s Clare Capital, said the level of mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and general…
Business | Wall Street Journal (The)
29 December 2020
Weta Digital Looks to Become Content Producer
At a time when much of Hollywood is reeling from Covid-19, Weta Digital, the Wellington visual-effects company behind Avatar and Avengers: Endgame, is looking to…
Business | Los Angeles Business Journal
28 December 2020
Rocket Lab Launches Sixth Successful Mission of ‘20
Rocket Lab USA Inc. has completed another mission sending a satellite into space aboard one of the New Zealand-founded company’s Electron…
Music | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
23 December 2020
Marlon Williams’ Records with Saskatoon Soulmates
On tour a couple of years ago in Europe, Christchurch-born musician Marlon Williams was travelling with his band when Canadian folk duo Kacy and…
Film & TV | Marie Claire
22 December 2020
Martin Henderson Isn’t Just Jack From Virgin River
Auckland-born actor Martin Henderson, 46, stars in Netflix series, Virgin River as the love interest of Mel Monroe played by Alexandra Breckenridge…
Society | ABC News
06 January 2016
Pataka Taonga Returned to New Plymouth
Five intricately carved storehouse carvings have been returned to New Zealand after 150 years buried in a swamp and 40 years exile in Europe.

They are the Motunui…

Travel & Tourism | Adelaide Now
09 January 2011
Ulva Island transfixes
“I feel like I’m in a New Zealand tourism commercial,” Sarah Nicholson writes for Adelaide Now describing her “perfect New Zealand moment” wandering the golden sand of Ulva Island, one of the small islands…
Sport | Cue TV
01 January 2006
Billiards Hall of Famer
NZ billiard legend Rocky Lane has made the sport’s Internet Hall of Fame thanks to his undefeated world record in jump shooting. In October 2005 Lane cleared all 15 balls off the table in 14.16 seconds on NZ national television…
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