THE GLOBAL LIFE OF NEW ZEALANDERS
From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 14 August 2012| #150 | Auckland
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES IN GLOBAL MEDIA THIS WEEK
Valerie Adams achieves Olympic goal; silver upgraded to gold after rival fails drugs test – The Australian
Lisa Carrington, canoeist, 23, sprints for gold in inaugural Olympic race – Chicago Tribune
Jo Aleh, Olivia Powrie sail serenely round Olympic course to win gold in 470 class – Reuters
Sarah Walker, BMX rider, 24, stands on Olympic medal podium; clouds silver lined – TNT Magazine
NZ Olympic team pay a visit to Hinemihi marae, Surrey; one of its kind in UK – BBC
Mt Tongariroroars into life after a dormant half-century – Chicago Tribune
Air Force Orion spots massive 26,000km2 pumice mass floating above waves – National Post
Rebecca Priestley, science historian, blogs about Kermadec sea voyage for Scientific American
New Zealand mythical Middle-earth; difference is, you can visit our landscapes – International Business Times
Radio Network House, quake damaged structure imploded; a NZ first; dust in seconds – NY Daily News
See all stories and a 7,500 story archive of international New Zealand news 2000-2012 at NZEDGE/MEDIA.
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VINCENT WARD: EXHIBITION AT SHANGHAI BIENNALE
Award-winning New Zealand artist, filmographer, writer and director Vincent Ward has become the first New Zealander to be invited to show their work at the prestigious Shanghai Biennale in China. One of only three artists to be offered a solo pavilion at the showcase, his exhibition Auckland Station: Destinies Lost and Found will be open for three months in an historic Shanghai cathedral.
Not only is this a incredible opportunity for Vincent as an artist, but inclusion in such a prestigious showcase is valuable doorway into China for New Zealand business, politics and other artists. Vincent has put a lot of time, money and energy into taking part in the Shanghai Biennale and it’s looking achievable – with a little help.
Supported by Robin Williams and Taika Waititi, Vincent has set up a crowdsourcing campaign on Kick Starter in an effort to get the support necessary to exhibit at this influential festival. Every backer will receive a personal gift of thanks from Vincent including emails and signed postcards to limited edition prints and DVD packages.
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Fern Symbol via www.nzflag.com. Banner photo: Gull, Kapiti.
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