#173: Merry Xmas Headlines & Videos

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The Global Life of New Zealanders
From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 22 December 2014 | #173 | New York
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New Zealand Headlines in Global Media November – December 2014

Auckland City FC pull off the incredible with bronze at FIFA Club World Cup – Fox Football
Kiwis win Four Nations Rugby League title in Wellington after beating Australia 22-18 – BBC
The Hobbit is “peerless fantasy, flawlessly rendered, the pleasure is intense” – Wall St Journal
“The Big Kill” – how rats, invasive mammals are destroying NZ’s native fauna – The New Yorker
Dr Simon Talbo, plastic surgeon, leads life-changing double-arm transplant – Boston Globe
Valarie Adams, unbeaten since August 2010, named World Athlete of the Year – BBC
Cliff Curtis, as Genesis, wins best actor, Asia Pacific Screen, NZ Film Awards
Xi Jinping, Chinese President, welcomed to New Zealand in style – Daily Telegraph
Phyllis Latour Doyle, WWII spy, receives France’s highest decoration – The Telegraph

Karen Walker, collaboration – “people who get it” – key to growth – The Business of Fashion
Kevin Roberts, Saatchi CEO, videos on leadership, talent, brand, emotion – Entrepreneur
Dan Ammann, GM president, says “company culture must instill ‘accountability’ – Fortune
New Zealand, Germany to collaborate in bionic arm project – The Global Times
Otago University scientists discover ancient whale in NZ – The Huffington Post
New Zealand, China ink world-first TV industry co-production agreement – Variety
Ron Holland, producing vessels reflecting ocean-racing past – Vancouver Sun
Rodd & Gunn open flagship showroom on Madison Avenue – Dominion Post
Pie shops from NZ – Wiseys, BurtoNZ – ticking North American tastebuds – Toronto Star
Professor Laurie Melton, appointed editor of prestigious international Food Chemistry journal
Darrin Grafton, one of world’s most influential business travel execs – Business Travel News
New Zealand butchers travel to Iceland on for seasonal work – BBC
Wayne Mills, founder Kids’ Lit Quiz, challenging informed readers – Intelligent Life
Tribal Huks making sandwiches for hungry Waikato kids – Christian Science Monitor
Alan Brann, captain of water taxi Miss Molly, ferrying passengers and cargo – The Daily Astorian

Lydia Ko, 17, becomes youngest LPGA Rookie of the Year – Reuters
All Blacks barnstorming win vs Wales rounds out inspirational season – SkySports UK
Mark Todd, equestrian, looking to win gold at Rio 2016 Olympics – Swindon Advertiser
Scott Dixon, motor racing driver, continuing tradition of motorsport excellence – AutoSport
Kiwi cricket fan wins fame and $5000 with one-handed catch – The Telegraph
Lorraine Moller, teaching Lydiard’s techniques in Canada – Saanich News
Cameron Brown, ironman legend, wins half ironman triathlon event – Focus Taiwan
Kapa o Pango, haka reengaged ‘04 All Blacks – The Telegraph
Curtis McGrath, paracanoeist, receives athletic award – Courier Mail

Mark Wigley, jury head of competition for planned Helsinki Guggenheim – Yleisradio
Gentle Cycling Company, “savouring the journey” of country ride – New York Times
Ben Shewry, chef, invites world to Tasmania for lavish dinner – The Wall Street Journal
Flat white having an LA moment; Russell Crowe gets his at Coffee + Food – Vanity Fair

NASA includes Mt Taranaki as “untouched sanctuary” in new book – The Daily Mail
New Zealand, “best tourist destination in the world” – Traveller
Maori culture one to experience in Rotorua, New Zealand – Epoch Times
Tongariro Crossing one of the world’s best one day walks – Traveller
New Zealand named Best Tourist Destination – The Telegraph

Peter Jackson, cover story fills Empire’s January issue “Farewell to Middle-earth” – Empire
The Hobbit: Battle of The Five Armies, best film yet in Hobbit trilogy – The Independent
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies “exciting, spectacular, rousing” – The Guardian
The Maori Portraits, Gottfried Lindauer’s masterpieces, fill Berlin gallery hall – Art
Al Pitcher, “one of Sweden’s hottest comedians”, launches new show – The Local
Max Gimblett, first UK exhibition opens at Kashya Hildebrand Gallery London – Artnet
Shane Cotton, foremost contemporary artist; show opens Hong Kong – Rossi Rossi
Lorde, “Playing God” as curator of Hunger Games soundtrack – The Wall Street Journal
Peter Williams, equine artist, “gentleman with an easel” – Lexington Herald-Leader
Nathaniel Combs, drummer, helping bring Noosa rhythm in West Africa – Noosa News
Eleanor Catton, founder of The Horoeka Grant, appearing at ’15 Hindu Lit Fest – The Hindu
Estère, “leading the sound of soul into otherworldly mélange” – Sydney Morning Herald
Graeme Simsion, author, The Rosie Project, plans a third – The West Australian
Lorde’s NYC A&R Man Jason Flom has Royal Ear – The New York Observer
Peter Jackson, getting star on Hollywood Walk of Fame – The Hollywood Reporter
The Dead Lands, showcase ancient Maori martial art – Sydney Morning Herald
Peter Jackson, filmmaker, dazzles at The Hobbit world premiere – BBC News
Anthony Powell’s Antarctica: A Year on Ice “gorgeously photographed travelogue” – Star Tribune
Melanie Lynskey, voice of an appealingly impatient bluebird – Los Angeles Times
George Johnson, “geometric abstraction”; exhibits Melbourne – Sydney Morning Herald
Phil Keoghan, Amazing Race host, improvises gym during filming – Los Angeles Times
Brett McKenzie, entertainer, crafting music for Old Spice Commercial – Adweek
Richard O’Brien, bringing Rocky Horror sequel to London stage – The Independent
Lemi Ponifasio’s Birds with Skymirrors, premieres US – The New York Times
John Gallas’ poem Cat “resonates with a lover’s unknowability”; Guardian’s pick
Manu Bennett, Arrow’s anti-hero, relishing bad guy roles – Central Queensland News
Roland Taylor, impresses with Sydney lightening storm shots – Sydney Morning Herald
Crowded House, ARIA ’87, new talent given continued success – Sydney Morning Herald
Kimbra, singer, 24, “officially” cool; gives the mag a lesson in NZ slang – Nylon
Roger Donaldson, Hollywood “big-movie helmer”, remembers NZ beginnings – Variety
Peter Jackson’s six-film behemoth taught us much, including taking risks  – The Guardian
Susan Te Kahurangi King, artist, drawings debut in New York – The New York Times
Lorde, “blown away” with Golden Globe nomination for Yellow Flicker Beat – NME
Kimbra, musician, visited Sesame Street and met the Cookie Monster – Music Feeds

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