#172: Kiwis Rocking the World

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The Global Life of New Zealanders

From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 14 November 2014 | #172 | New York

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New Zealand Headlines in Global Media October – November 2014

New Zealand wins UN Security Council seat; “small country with a loud voice” – BBC
New Zealand has “best designed government in the world” says Dylan Matthews – Vox
New Zealand undergoing transformation; Monocle surveys length and breadth
New Zealand is one of the best countries to grow old in, ranked 10th – The Independent
New Zealand exemplary in treatment of indigenous people – The Guardian
New Zealand second in World Bank report on best places to run a business – Wall Street Journal
New Zealand‘s healthcare system, historical lessons for Britain’s NHS – The Guardian
New Zealand‘s wealth growth 300 per cent since 2000 – New Zealand Herald
New Zealand, “Awesome. Incredible. Beautiful”, “best tourist destination in the world” – Traveller
John Key, national rebranding; new flag to “scream New Zealandness” – The Economist
Lydia Ko, Lorde make TIME magazine’s annual list of 25 most influential teens – TIME

Dan Ammann, GM president, changing how automaker operates worldwide – Wall Street Journal
Mark D’Arcy, Facebook Creative Shop CCO, speaks about creativity – Campaign
New Zealand sheep farms are adapting to changing demands – The New York Times
Ross McEwan, RBS CEO, at the helm of UK bank “in much greater health” – The Telegraph
Air New Zealand has “Coolest Airline Paint Job in the World” – Business Insider
Martin Aircraft Co, chart flight to Australian IPO – Wall Street Journal
Olaf Diegel 3D printing the future of music; plans unique wind instrument – Metro US
Archibald Hamilton’s Iraq highway legacy leading locals from war – The Windsor Star
Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgery pioneer, work for Guinea Pig Club detailed – Slate
Ronnie Peters, design firm owner of Planet Three Sixty, connecting NZers, NY – Stuff
Mark Burry, Sagrada Família executive architect, computing Gaudi’s imagination – BBC
Andrew Highton, PhD immunology researcher, wins Oxford scholarship – Otago Daily Times
Air New Zealand continues memorable tradition “epic” new Hobbit safety video – The Telegraph
Ben Knight, enabling Spanish political party to rally members online – The New Yorker
600-year-old Waka found in New Zealand, intrigues scientists – LA Times
Alpine Fault in the South Island giving scientists valuable insight – The Times of India
Alpine Fault giving scientists valuable insights into earth’s crust – Bangladesh News
Robin Pollard, appointed Deputy VC at University of Central Lancashire – Evening Post

All Blacks reign supreme after tough contest against England – The Independent
All Blacks rugby match draws record crowd in Chicago – Chicago Tribune
All Blacks helping the popularity of rugby in the US; game on the rise – Bloomberg
All Blacks Haka tells story of pursuit, escape, exhilaration of ultimate survival – USA Today
All Blacks on lessons from the game, what it means to be an AB – FOX 32 Chicago
Richie McCaw, All Black captain, “world’s greatest player” – The Telegraph
Warren Gatland, Wales rugby coach, receives OBE from Duke of Cambridge – BBC
Andre Bell, Connacht’s backs coach, delivering knowledge efficiently – Irish Independent
South Island “sort of extreme summer camp” for elite athletes – The New York Times
Kiwi cricket fan wins fame and $5000 with one-handed catch – The Telegraph

Tim Blanks, Karen Walker, Aaron de Mey top fashion influencers – Business of Fashion
Sean Kelly, wins Project Runway; Heidi Klum final best in show’s history – E Weekly
The French Café shoots to global fame, 4th best in world – International Business Times
Peter Gordon’s Providores Telegraph’s favourite piece of NZ in London
Sandra Nunnerly impact with interior design in New York City – Departures Magazine
Amber D dream job as makeup artist for Lorde, Rita Ora & Steven Tyler – NZ Herald
Annabel Langbein, celebrity chef, reveals favourite haunts in Auckland – The Australian
Scott Baigent capitalising on Ireland’s craft beer popularity – Irish Independent
Kai Café & Restaurant wins top spot in Ireland’s hospitality award – Irish Independent
Dana Finnigan’s £2000 “lovely” loos and sinks only printed kinds in UK – Evening Times
New Zealanders spending more on cider, less on sweatpants – The Wall Street Journal
Shane Green, Las Vegas hospitality guru, hosting new reality show – Las Vegas Sun
Burger Bach, NZ inspired Virginia gastro pub, importing our meat, wine – Triangle Journal
Natasha Wright, drawing fashion inspiration from streets of NY – New Zealand Herald
Graeme Mahy, Murray’s Craft Brewing Co. imparting tips gleaned abroad – Yahoo News

New Zealand one of Lonely Planet’s most gay-friendly travel destinations
Waitomo caves a subterranean world perfect for zip line – The National
Moeraki Boulders Koekohe Beach, one of world’s most bizarre shores – Architecture & Design
Coromandel “crawling with sandy hot spots”, “plenty of calm alternatives” – New York
New Zealand by train; high peaks, volcanic plateau, backyard glimpses – The Independent
New Zealand Tourism eyes 33% more Indian visitors for World Cup – Economic Times

Anthony McCarten, screenwriter, “inspirational” Stephen Hawking biopic – Variety
Sam Neill’s Peaky Blinders “back-of-the-throat growl” transformative – The Telegraph
What We Do in The Shadows wins audience award at Hawaii Intl Film Festival – Variety
Marton Csokas, “sociopath with business card”, in The EqualizerBackstage
BBC to produce Bay of Plenty, a cop drama about two female detectives – Digital Spy
Martin Henderson opposite Jason Momoa in TV’s The Red RoadDIY Magazine
Jemaine Clement, set to star as graphic novelist in US indie drama – NME
Toa Fraser’s exotic thriller of ancient tribes The Dead Lands “game-changing” – The Telegraph
Housebound, film by NZ filmmaker Gerard Johnstone, “darkly funny” – LA Times
Anthony McCarten “had to imagine dialogue of a genius” for Hawking film script – Slate
Weta Cave Workshop expands for larger tour groups – Wall Street Journal
Richard Taylor’s Thunderbirds remake doing justice to the vibe of the original – Variety
Rena Owen, actor, in Hollywood demand for roles tapping experience – Stuff
Taika Waititi pens script for Moana, animated Disney film – Latin Post
James Rolleston, “extraordinary star”; “back to norms” off screen – The Guardian

Dean Wareham and Luna, ‘90s indie stars, announce reunion – Rolling Stone
Simon O’Neill, performs as Otello, “the Everest” of roles – Houston Chronicle
Dragon, Todd Hunter, talks new album Heartbreak High – Digital Journal
Zane Lowe, Lorde, cover Beach Boys hit with Pharrell and Kylie for BBC – Forbes
Lorde’s “skepticism could help ensure a long, healthy career” – Los Angeles Magazine
Chelsea Jade, singer, 25, earns coveted spot at Red Bull Music Academy, Tokyo – Vice
Lorde, curator Hunger Games soundtrack, Billboard’s November cover “prodigy”
Hayden Tee, Javert in Les Miserables, one of Melbourne’s hottest stars – 3 News
Mikey McCleary, reinterpreting Bollywood songs for hit ad campaigns – Economic Times
Nathaniel Combs, teaching Noosa locals W African rhythm culture – Noosa Today

Katherine Mansfield, “poker-faced and tart, undertow of sexual recklessness” – The Spectator
Paul Ewen, gets rave reviews for first novel about fictional alter ego – Sunday Times
Mark Baldwin, dance artistic director, celebrates Mother Nature with poetic bling – Kent Online
Vida Polakov, 16, wins gold at prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition – Stuff
Al Pitcher, “one of Sweden’s hottest comedians”, launches new show, Stockholm – The Local
Louise Menzies, multimedia artist, rethinking press archives – UConn Today
Shane Cotton, NZ contemporary artist; solo show opens Hong Kong – Rossi Rossi
Jennifer Flay, helping inject new life into French art scene – The New York Times
Uili Lousi, artist, describes his leap of faith in travelling to New York – Epoch Times
Wayne Tunnicliffe, goes Pop with blockbuster exhibit – The Australian
Stephen Mulqueen, artist, reviving memory of “Poppy Lady” – Online Athens
New Zealander diplomat, had intriguing role in Zhivago Affair – London Review of Book
Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture Project raising funds – NZEDGE

NEW NZEDGE Videos – October – November 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Main Trailer – Film
George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight – Sam Neill – Film
The Red Road Official Trailer – Film
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Shiverman – Music
Ladyhawke – Magic – Music
Shihad – Sleepeater – Music
Broods – Never Gonna Change – Music
GoPro to The Coromandel – Travel
Mike Allsop at TEDxAuckland – X–Files
Urzila Carlson at TEDxAuckland – X–Files
Rachel Callander at TEDxAuckland – X – Files
Living a Kiwi Life – Ep. 20 – Surfing Raglan Road Trip – Travel
Air NZ: The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made – Ads
Behind the Scenes of the Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made – Ads
Classic Weet-Bix TV Ad – Hillary and Tenzing scale Mt Everest – Ads

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