#149: The New Zealand Dream

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 9 August 2012| #149 | Auckland

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Hamish Bond, Eric Murray row everyone out of the water; 450 golden grams of grit – ESPN

Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan win rowing Olympic gold in men’s double – TNT Magazine

Christchurch aims for college campus rebuild; low-rise with innovation “hubs” – Bloomberg Business

Peter Snell, 73, “greatest flying Kiwi of all time,” inducted into IAAF Hall of Fame – Washington Post

New Zealand an ever more popular skiing holiday destination for Australians – The Age

Brancott Estate’s innovative sparkling sauvignon blanc “tastes of the future” – Telegraph

Greentree, business software company, expanding into UK market – Guardian

New Zealand increasingly a family-friendly location for British looking to emigrate – Telegraph

Jane Campion locked Piano composer in hotel room; let him out on completion – Guardian

Waimarama Taumaunu, Silver Ferns coach, 49, calling for young blood – News.com.au

NZ Brewers Guild survey rising popularity of local boutique beers – Sky News

Francis Upritchard’s weird ‘Horse’ nude, on plaid in LA gallery exhibit – Los Angeles Times

Auckland rises in Monocle’s annual Top 25 Liveable Cities rankings to No. 9

Len Brown, Auckland mayor, one of Monocle’s “inspiring local legislators”

See all stories and a 7,500 story archive of international New Zealand news 2000-2012 at NZEDGE/MEDIA.

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Selling the Dream: The Art of Early New Zealand Tourism is a dedicated celebration of the tourism posters and publicity that built the foundations upon which New Zealand’s thriving tourism industry was born.

More art than advertising, the images found in this book promoted New Zealand both locally and to the world up until the 1960s, not only creating the marketing proposition upon which one of our largest exports was built, but shaping a sense of national identity that still resonates today. Spanning a pivotal period of New Zealand history, this 408 page book is home to 11 specially commissioned essays and nearly 1,000 high quality reproductions of some of the finest graphic art ever produced in New Zealand.

Endorsed by a wealth of well-known New Zealanders including Dick Frizzell (Artist), Fran Walsh (Writer) and Al Brown (Chef & Writer), Selling the Dream is a beautiful catalogue of the graphical history of New Zealand that inspires the imagination and reminds us why we love this country.

Selling the Dream is the labour-of-love of three New Zealanders seduced by the art of early New Zealand tourism – Peter Alsop, Gary Stewart and Dave Bamford; published by Craig Potton.

Set for release in mid-to-late September, Selling the Dream can now be ordered through the book’s official website, www.sellingthedream.co.nz, with all orders receiving 10% off the recommended retail price of $79.95. A 76-page sampler of the book is available online here.

Fern Symbol via www.nzflag.com. Banner photo: Gull, Kapiti.




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