EDGE #427 Pandemic Effects Roil Aotearoa – End in Sight + 30 Global Stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 04 March 2022 | #427 | New York
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Society | New York Times (The)
04 March 2022
Pandemic Effects Roil Aotearoa – End in Sight
A full two years into the pandemic and New Zealand has been roiled by the mass arrival of the Omicron variant, economic stress in the tourism and hospitality and agricultural sectors, protests against mandate requirements including three-week occupation of Parliament…

Visual Arts | Fine Books Magazine
03 March 2022
Getty Research Institute Acquires Max Gimblett Artist’s Book Collection
New Zealand American artist Max Gimblett ONZM has celebrated six decades of…
Fashion | Fashionista
03 March 2022
Parris Goebel Doing Us All Proud
After choreographing a Jennifer Lopez tour at 19, the New Zealand-born, IMG Models-signed dancer Parris Goebel, 30, went on to work for some of the biggest names in music, like Justin Bieber. Now,…
Film & TV | Guardian (The)
28 February 2022
Peter Jackson’s Beatles Epic Unmissable
“Nonplussed coppers, 60s London panoramas and the fab four very much alive … Peter Jackson’s film is moving and unmissable,” according to Guardian reviewer Peter…
Nga Kupu Aroha – Words of Love | Denis O’Reilly
01 March 2022
Laurie O’Reilly’s voice from the grave
Last week I attempted to present to the Social Services and Communities Committee dealing with the ‘Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission…
Film & TV | Guardian (The)
01 March 2022
Mainstream Cottons on to Talented Melanie Lynskey
After 30 years of critical acclaim, but not mainstream fame, New Zealand-born actor Melanie Lynskey is getting noticed and it feels very, very strange…
Taste | Stuff
02 March 2022
Chrissy Teigen Insta Endorses The Caker
New Zealand-born Los-Angeles-based baker Jordan Rondel​ has described the moment mega-influencer and supermodel Chrissy Teigen​ endorsed her cake on Instagram as “surreal”,…
Film & TV | Los Angeles Times
28 February 2022
Jane Campion Tops Oscar Nominations
Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog has received 12 Oscar nominations, the most of any film this year. Amongst the categories, the New Zealander’s film was nominated for director, adapted…
Film & TV | If (magazine)
25 February 2022
James Morcan’s Anno 2020 Readies for Distributors
Filming has wrapped on Tauranga-born writer/director James Morcan’s film Anno 2020, which involved separate crews shooting cast members in…
Sport General | Vogue
24 February 2022
Freestyle Prodigy Nico Porteous on How to Fly
It’s difficult to describe what it’s like in a superpipe – the biggest class of halfpipe, used in professional competition – without actually standing in…
Writers | Star Tribune
23 February 2022
Nina Mingya Powles Explores an Otherness
New Zealand writer Nina Mingya Powles’ essay collection Small Bodies of Water “just might change the way you see the world” the Star Tribune’s Cory Oldweiler…
Film & TV | Glamour UK
22 February 2022
Britain is Starstruck By TV’s Rose Matafeo
With the hit BBC Three show Starstruck returning to UK screens for season two, Glamour magazine catches up with its New Zealand creator and star, Rose…
Sport General | Guardian (The)
21 February 2022
Wānaka’s Nico Porteous Takes Gold in Beijing
Nico Porteous has dropped the curtain on New Zealand’s greatest Winter Games, overcoming the elements and a field of established champions to win the…
Film & TV | Forbes
21 February 2022
Director Peter Jackson Leads Forbes Rich List
At the end of 2021 he was still making headlines with his Beatles documentary Get Back. Now Forbes magazine has named New Zealand director Sir Peter Jackson, 60,…
Obituaries | 7News
19 February 2022
Rugby League Farewells Legendary Olsen Filipaina
Pioneering Kaikohe-born rugby league great Olsen Filipaina has died at the age of 64. Filipaina was a trailblazer, George Clarke writes in a story…
Taste | TIME
18 February 2022
Dubai-Based Kathy Johnston Loves Chocolate
New Zealand-born Kathy Johnston is so in love with chocolate, she lies awake at night thinking about it. “For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed,” she says….
General | Asia Media Centre
17 February 2022
New Zealanders in Vietnam Thrive Despite Covid
As Covid continues to cut a disruptive swath through Asia, expatriate communities have been hit hard. In the unique situation of living far from home in Vietnam,…
Fashion | Vogue India
16 February 2022
Enter the World of S Asian Talent With Anita Chhiba
Employing her community platform Diet Paratha to shine a spotlight on emerging South Asian talent, New Zealander Anita Chhiba, 31, is fighting the…
Visual Arts | Positive News
15 February 2022
Meet Todd Antony’s Subjects from Sierra Leone
In Sierra Leone, the beautiful game is proving to be a source of joy and empowerment for amputee footballers, writes Deborah Nicholls-Lee for UK journalism…
Writers | BBC
14 February 2022
1922 – A Year of Katherine Mansfield and Other Great Modernists
“James Joyce’s Ulysses and T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land are rightly hailed as masterpieces – but…
Visual Arts | Dazed
11 February 2022
Photographer Rebecca Zephyr Thomas Lights Up
As the chaotic fashions of the early 2000s are poised for revival, according to Dazed’s Emily Dinsdale, New Zealand-born photographer Rebecca Zephyr Thomas shares…
General | Stuff
09 February 2022
2-Metre Peter Poster Makes London Museum
Two years ago Christchurch medical radiation technologist Peter Dooley loaned his 2-metre body to a Covid-19 social-distancing campaign, Cecile Meier reports for Stuff. Now the…
Obituaries | Rugby Wrap Up
09 February 2022
Geoff Andrews, Kiwi Connector in the Big Apple
Geoff Andrews, a leader and organizer of the New Zealand community in New York City, died on December 30, 2021, at his home in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, aged 76….
Music | NME
08 February 2022
Gang of Youths Bassist Max Dunn on the Bigtime
Music magazine NME sits down with one of Australia’s biggest bands, Gang of Youths, in their adopted home of London to talk fame, grief and their powerful new…
Sport General | Reuters
08 February 2022
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott Wins Winter Olympics NZ-First
Wanaka’s Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, 20, stood on top of the podium in women’s snowboard slopestyle at the Beijing Olympics last week, winning the…
Watersports | Guardian (The)
07 February 2022
Rower Hamish Bond Retires After Three Olympic Golds
Dunedin-born Hamish Bond, 35, has announced his retirement from rowing, bringing down the curtain on a glittering career during which he became…
Business | Inc
04 February 2022
Success for Allbirds’ Tim Brown Has Meaning
Allbirds co-founder New Zealander Tim Brown shares his insights on fuelling performance with a higher purpose. Brown tells Inc. magazine that when he retired from…
Guardian (The) | Obituaries
26 February 2002
NZ Founding Father of British Anthropology
Sir Raymond Firth, one of the world’s most prominent anthropologists, emeritus professor at London University, Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit…
Rugby | Anzac
1 March 2007
ANZACs Honoured in Acton
The second annual ANZAC Sports Challenge will be held at Twyford Park in Acton, London, on April 21. The event celebrates NZ and Australia’s shared ANZAC heritage by…
Politics | Economic Times
28 February 2012
Nationwide Smoking Ban
New Zealand is aiming to eradicate smoking across the country by 2025. In an article published in the international Tobacco Control journal, health…
General | Forbes
1 March 2017
Tempted To Move Out Of The U.S.? Wellington Wants To Help You Escape
After the presidential election, visits from U.S. citizens to the Immigration New Zealand..
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