#139: Across the Universe

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Every Kiwi Counts


From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 1 September 2011 | #139 | New York City

NZEDGE.COM publishes daily on Facebook and Twitter. This newsletter presents a selection of New Zealanders appearing in the world’s media in the last two weeks.

Rugby World Cup bigger draw than predicted; 95,000 rugby fans expected – China Daily

Rugby World Cup brings New Zealand to the world with social media – The Independent

All Blacks’ Adidas shirt a controversial local price; fans in uproar – New York Times

Tana Umaga named at inside centre for ‘Greatest Rugby World Cup XV’ – Telegraph

Emirates Team NZ win ACWS regatta “in dramatic come-from-behind move” – ESPN

100% Pure NZ Winter Games packed with world’s biggest names – Summit Daily News

Taika Waititi’s award-winning Boy picked up by US indie outfit Paladin – Hollywood Reporter

Taika Waititi more than Boy; stars in Martin Campbell-directed Green LanternWest Australian

Peter Jackson says “simply nobody else” but Martin Freeman as Bilbo – Los Angeles Times

Teddy Tahu Rhodes, baritone, to star in Opera Australia’s South Pacific – Sydney Morning Herald

Otis Frizell stencils cops, à la Banksy, for nationwide police recruiting campaign – Atlantic Wire

Zippora Seven, model, at wild, tousled best in Australian lookbook shoot – The Vine

Janet Frame’s autobiographies Almodóvar’s esoteric reference for new film – Guardian

Neil Cross, UK thriller writer, Ngaio Marsh finalist, makes Wellington home – Guardian

Jewellers show best contemporary work in Sydney Prentice and Prodigy exhibit – The Vine

Jackie Bristow, singer/songwriter, makes music about southern roots – Monterey County Weekly

Cathedral in Christchurch may be rebuilt in cardboard for one-year quake anniversary – Telegraph

New Zealand WW2 Crete actions imagined on “sparkly-eyed” pilgrimage – Gladstone Observer

Mark Simmons, former Top Chef contestant, opens doors to Kiwiana, NY – The Village Voice

Theresa Gattung, ex-Telecom CEO, on fibre, fortune, fame, and the future – The Australian

Happy Feet, NZ’s famed emperor penguin, returns south, with tracking device – The Age

Kimbra’s debut Vows a rhythmic, multi-vocal exercise in style of Camille – Sydney Morning Herald

Holocaust Research and Education Centre, Wellington, earns Diversity Award – JTA

Kakapo, endangered parrot, stars in book on world’s greatest conservation feats – Cleveland.com

Snow falls in Wellington, Auckland for first time in decades – Christian Science Monitor

South Island “a lazy paradise” best viewed off beaten track – International Business Times

Mt Cook’s Southern Ridge renamed Hillary Peak; befitting of hero Sir Ed – Telegraph

New Zealand, “magical”; Colorado-sized country tops travellers’ life lists – Washington Post

New Zealand, “for the explorer at heart”, the focus of CNN Destination Adventure series

Sir Paul Reeves, former Governor General; and distinguished statesman, dies, 78 – Nine News

Christine Cole Catley, esteemed literary figure, publisher, dies, 88 – Monsters & Critics

Dr Bill Robinson, quake expert, base-isolation inventor, life-saver; dies, 73 – Earthquake Engineering

Graeme Moody, veteran journalist, passionate surfer, dies beneath waves, 60 – Daily Examiner

See all stories and a 7,000 story archive of international New Zealand news 2000-2011 at NZEDGE/MEDIA.


Top picture, Raumati South, New Zealand. More pictures at www.paradiseroad.com. Fern symbol via www.nzflag.com.



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