#160 Paradise Road

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 7 August 2013 | #160 | Auckland

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New Zealand pledges to fight for Ross Sea, marine protected area stymied by Russian concerns – Xinhua
Fonterra “imbrolglio” focus of high level Chinese censure, NZ needs to start rebuilding trust – China Daily 
New Zealand experiencing strongest immigration in four years; outperforming peers – Wall Street Journal 
New Zealanders settled on the Gold Coast call for immigrant law changes – GoldCoast.com
Hoana Pearson, principal, shining star of biculturalism promotion in schools – Huffington Post


Ross McEwan, CEO of RBS, “one of the highest-profile, politically-charged roles in banking world” – Guardian
NZ Film Commission execs meet with SA producers to discuss co-production opportuities – Variety
New Zealand’s rich are getting richer; Graeme Hart tops NBR’s ’13 list; Chandler next – The Australian 
Victoria Ransom’s journey from Scotts Ferry to Googleplex, a stunning success story – New Zealand Herald 
Daniel Ammann, General Motors CFO, 41, testament to carmaker’s new culture – Detroit News
Gibbs Amphibians expanding across US with increase in ATV Quadski production – Dealer News 
Chris Ellison, WA mining magnate, 56, appointed honorary consul to Perth’s NZ consulate – West Australian
Michael Shaw’s business thriving; miller at Scotland’s last surviving commercial watermills – The List
Nathan Broadbent hacks his microwave, talks at it and cooks a raspberry pie via the Internet – BBC
Ngaire Woods, dean of new Oxford business school, says first year of tenure a “whirlwind” – Telegraph


Barnaby Jack, one of world’s most prominent “white hat” computer hackers, 35 – Irish Times
Mike Moorwood, archaeologist, Homo floresiensis discoverer and “game-changer”, 82 – Telegraph 
Kenneth Minogue, political theorist; leading figure in Britain’s conservative intellectual life, 82 – Telegraph


Bruce McLaren “transformed racing as driver, designer and owner” – Newsday
Chiefs take home Super 15 title after 15 point sourcing blitz in final 7 mins, beat Brumbies 27-22 – Fox News
Ruth Aitken, 56, takes up role of Netball Singapore’s new national coach – New Straits Times
Phar Lap’s DNA sequenced to determine thoroughbred secrets; S Hemisphere analysis-first – Guardian
Warren Gatland, Lions coach, turns a team’s travesty into triumph with Test series win – Guardian
New Zealand men’s and women’s Sevens teams clinch series titles in Moscow – Toronto Star
Dean Barker, Team NZ skipper, says new Cup multihulls “all the more fun to sail” – New York Times
Scott Dixon, 32, wins 31st IndyCar race of his career at the Honda Indy Toronto – Washington Post
Grant Goes, Dubai’s Fittest Man, completes 300 reps of 10 exercises in under five hours – Khaleej Times


New Zealand-inspired menu on offer at Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tony Stewart, opens pop-up restaurant ‘Waiheke Island Yacht Club’ in San Francisco – Denizen
Joe Levy, industrial design student, 20, “crams in functionality” with his SpoolStool – Gizmodo
Michael Hazlewood, chef, opens South London restaurant, Toasted – London Evening Standard
New Zealand wines look about to get better with the ’13 “Vintage of a Lifetime” – Forbes
Annah Stretton, designer, launches competition for same-sex Australian wives-to-be – Telegraph


Tourism NZ says significant growth in number of international visitors this year – Telegraph 
Waitomo’s glowworms still busy with “mock-galaxies” enthralling ever more visitors – Treehugger
Silver Spear one of a number of NZ natives well worth growing in the UK – Guardian
New Zealand “does not seem of this earth”; “Who invented this country?” – Outside Magazine


Peter Jackson a “game changer who transformed the practice of filmmaking” – Harvard Business Review
Eleanor Catton, youngest of 13 Booker longlist nominees; The Luminaries out 1 August – Los Angeles Times
Lorde, focus is on art, not boys, “I just want to do my thing… and stay true to my vision”
Huffington Post
Shay Horay, aka Rubberband Boy, mutilates face with rubberbands to delight of audiences – Daily Star 
Michael Shanks, aka Timtimfed, 22, creating some of the best online gaming parodies – Kotaku 
Peter Jackson wraps Hobbit trilogy; live-blogs final day on set watching fights – Guardian
NZ Short Film Festival, moving pictures to to make Australian NZers homesick – Time Out
Lorde, true identity mystery for months; elusive approach to success paying off – Wall Street Journal 
Rose McIver, 24, lands fairy tale role as Tinker Bell on ABC series Once Upon a TimeHollywood Reporter 
Carlo Van de Roer captures auric colour in new book; Miranda July, Taika Waititi psychedelic – Daily Mail
New Zealand director Jane Campion’s mini-series Top of the Lake gets 8 Emmy nods – Variety 
Peter Graham’s “compelling” Parker/Hulme story “unfolds in tabloid-like detail” – Petoskey News-Review
Steve Barry, Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year, on tour as Trio with “elaborate tunes” – Canberra Times
Francis Upritchard’s full-scale NY gallery debut reinterprets and manipulates the past – Art Daily
Fleur Adcock, poet, “has the sharp, exile’s memory of a lost world of childhood” – Guardian
Gemma New, assistant conductor for New Jersey Symphony, directs summer concert series – NJ.com
Lucy Lawless, television star, joins True Blood’s Stephen Moyer on stage in ChicagoLatin Times
Robbie Magasiva, Willy Moon and Anna Paquin make Vice magazine Crush Cakes list
Top of the Lake hailed as New Zealand’s answer to Danish hit The KillingBBC
Alex Galvin’s low-budget Eternity trumps big-budget to win at Madrid film festival – 3News
Lucy Morris, game developer, promotes powerful female leads in Vancouver game jam – Financial Post
Jane Campion wishes she had consigned Ada to a permanent resting place with her piano – Guardian
The Dead C one of the most original strains of underground rock of past 25 years – Wire
Bill Hawker, musician; “never been able to do anything useful, except for music” – Macquarie Post News
George Nuku, sculptor, draws on inspiration from tricksters for Vancouver show – Vancouver Sun


Ivan Sentch, programmer, builds full-scale 3D printed ‘61 Aston Martin replica – Fox News
31 signs you are the child of New Zealand expats; “one word you failed as a vegetarian: lamb” – BuzzFeed
Susan Maxwell Skinner, writer, recalls pressmob mayhem at William and Harry’s births – Sacramento Bee 
Andrew Thomson, Phnom Penh residence features in New York Times’ Great Homes and Destinations
Nancy Beavan, archaeologist, unravelling mysteries of ancient Cambodian graveyard – The Diplomat
Dan Wootton, journalist, 30, joins UK tabloid Sun on Sunday as showbiz columnist – Guardian

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