#174: 88 Winning Global Headlines

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The Global Life of New Zealanders
From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 05 February 2015 | #174 | New York
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Cardinal John Dew, Dr Phil Rolston, Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Kane Williamson, James Rolleston,
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New Zealand Headlines in Global Media December – January 2015

John Dew, Wellington Archbishop, becomes Cardinal – New York Times
Andrew McCarten, nominated for two Oscars for Theory of Everything – The Huffington Post
Dr Phil Rolston, scientist, awarded China’s top science prize – Xinhua News (Scheduled)
Reserve Bank of New Zealand, named Bank of the Year – Australian Financial Review
New Zealand in 2015, success depends on tackling systematic problems – Monocle
The Hobbit is “flawlessly rendered, pleasure is intense, mixed with awe” – Wall Street Journal

Middle–earth film tourism big earner for NZ; offsetting slump in milk sales – Financial Times
Air New Zealand is, of 449 monitored, one of the world’s Top 10 safest airlines – Independent.ie
Booktrack, a tool designed for self-published writers, now has 1 million followers – GalleyCat
Sarah Robb O’Hagan, CEO, named in NY’s ‘woman of influence’ roster – NY Business Journal
Sheep numbers slump to lowest since World War II, now a mere 29.6 million – The Guardian
Ian Wright electrifying commercial vehicles; San Fran garbage trucks converted – USA Today
Oana Croitoru’s 3D printed turntable wins US record label design competition – 3dPrint
NZ Fashion Designers gain entry into lucrative Singapore market – Stuff
Anjhe Mules’ Lucas Hugh luxury activewear brand fusing high fashion and sport – Telegraph
Christina Tuataga, data analyst, explains why she chose Ireland to relocate – Silicon Republic
Tabby Besley, earns one of 60 Queen’s Young Leader awards – International Business Times
Lance King, giving Art of Learning motivational tips to Bermuda kids – The Royal Gazette
Audley Sheppard, Wendy Miles among five solicitors on UK QC list – Lawfuel.co.nz
Mark Major, turns near-death experience into popular mobile game, Plummet – China Daily

Kane Williamson, Yorkshire’s cricket star; may be NZ’s “greatest ever batter” – Yorkshire Post
All Blacks favoured to win World Cup once again; opponents have work to do – New York Times
Shaun Johnson, Warriors half-back, wins ’14 Golden Boot for best league player – ABC
Brendon McCullum, NZ skipper, “devastating” batsman, smashing run records – News.com.au
Black Caps have achieved their best Test year ever after beating the Sri Lankan – CricInfo
Dan Carter, AB great, 32, to leave NZ for Paris to become rugby’s best-paid player – Guardian
Pat Lam, Connacht coach has “transformed” club; new deal keeps him on – The Sports Review
Ricardo Christie, “stylish”, “powerful” surfer, 26, makes elite ‘15 Dream Tour – RedBull Surfing
Blacks Caps mark win over Sri Lanka with “heartening” return to Christchurch – Guardian
Alicia Carline, “all–round” college basketball player, “adored” by Portland team – NY Times
Sophie Pascoe, 22, out to retain gold titles at Paralympic Games ’16, Rio – Business Standard

Eleanor Catton, award–winning author, blasts critics’ “jingoistic national tantrum” – Guardian
WWI Maori Battalion soldiers still strongly remembered in London village – Romford Recorder
Maori feature in new book documenting world’s tribes – 2 Board
NZ, Allies, Turks approach Gallipoli centennial commemorations – Smithsonian Magazine

New Zealand baches get luxury makeover; designing beach mansions – The New York Times
Margot Henderson, London chef, dining on driftwood–grilled Hebridean lamb – Guardian
Henry Hargraves, latest series examines how the world eats – Vogue
Sean MacPherson, hotelier, clearly has Midas touch; NY’s Ludlow downtown cool – Forbes
Sandra Nunnerley, interior designer, taking online art questions – The Washington Post
Flat White, “when we’re out of country, it brings us home”; now in US Starbucks – CNN
Herbst Architects’ Northland Castle Rock House celebrates engaging with nature – Wallpaper

New Zealand one of Guardian’s ’15 travel hotspots; not all “Hobbit-related” activity – Guardian
Mt Ngauruhoe, aka Mt Doom; sunrise viewing perfection at “foot of the sky” – The Independent
Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve second best stargazing spot – New Zealand Herald
“The Big Kill”, details how invasive mammals destroying NZ’s fauna – The New Yorker
Te Araroa, a dream hike, for its diversity, well–planned track – National Geographic
Wellington one of the Rough Guides Top 10 city destinations for 2015 – Rough Guides
Oamaru making good use of historic Victorian district; NZ’s steampunk capital – Boing Boing
West Coast glaciers ebb, embrace choppers over hikes – New York Times
South Island, a “bucket–list destination for diehard trout anglers” – The Washington Post
Mark Eldring, snowmaker, experienced one summer in last nine years – Summit Daily News
Suzanne Burns, originally from Cork, fallen in love with “wild,” “wonderful” NZ – The Irish Times
PMP trails dramatic Auckland clay theme park for BMX riders; “sculpted greatness” – Red Bull

Peter ”the Great” Jackson and Richard Taylor attend Beijing Hobbit premiere – CNTV
Marton Csokas, actor, 48, plays brutal general in Sons of Liberty miniseries – The Republic
Hayley Westenra, acclaimed soprano, 27, sings Christmas favourites, Wisconsin – Isthmus
Peter Stichbury, probes UFO culture in one-of-a-kind NYC show – ArtForum
Sol3 Mio talk stratospheric ascent at home ahead of US album release – The Huffington Post
Paul Ewen’s new novel “satire of Booker set”; “modern comic masterpiece” – New Stateman
Stephen Daisley, author, new novel Coming Rain on the “to–read pile” of ’15 – The Australian
Graeme Simsion, together with Anne Buist, “Australia’s hottest literary couple” – The Age
Billy Apple®, conceptual artist, retrospective of 150 works exhibiting Auckland ’15 – Yareah
Katherine Manfield’s house features in Vanity Fair alongside Woolf’s and Keats’ – Vanity Fair
Jane Campion’s film debut, 1989’s Sweetie, ‘beautifully strange and compelling’ – The Guardian
Lisa Walker, jeweller, “visionary Frankenstein”; unconventional pieces “food for art” – Vogue
Peter Jackson, curating collection for new temporary WWI museum – Entertainment Weekly
Tami Neilson destined for Tarantino high-noon, femme fatale soundtracks – Guardian
Lang Leav, award-winning poet, social media phenom; second book out – The UrbanWire
Lucy Lawless, evil queen Carabosse, Californian pantomime – Hollywood Reporter
Lorde, 18, finds sisterhood with Katniss in Mockingjay soundtrack – Los Angeles Times
Te Papa’s autochromes just some of the glass beauties lurking hidden in NZ – OpenGlam
Red–Blooded Comedy What We Do in the Shadows the Jan/Feb cover story – Film Comment
Michael Wayne Plant, named one of six Sony Imaging Ambassadors – Amateur Photographer
Amos Chappie, photographer, couldn’t resist shooting in the coldest place on Earth – WIRED
Rob Tucker, artist, a highlight at NY’s annual Outsider Art Fair – Vogue
David Schurmann, Brazilian director, film moving story of adopted sister’s life, NZ – Variety
Stefan Wolf’s video lament, shot in Paekakariki, wins international video award – Scoop
Jesse Will, singer, 24, gets Taylor Swift’s approval for his Shake It Off cover – Mail Online
Erin Boag, Strictly Come Dancing star, touring UK, in “beautiful” new show – Western Gazette
Tanya Jacobs, Cirque du Soleil wardrobe director, putting acrobatics into costume – Telegraph
Alice Mabin’s bestselling book captures historic Australian cattle drive – Warwick Daily News
Erebus disaster, award–winning film to be released this week – Vulture Hound
Dave Comer, Lord of the Rings location master, dies, aged 58 – Hollywood Reporter
Martin Philipps and The Chills are back, first London show in 18 years – Guardian
Brendan Cole, Strictly Come Dancing star on 48-day UK tour with new show – Evening Times
Melanie Lynskey’s casting “brilliant” in new HBO comedy series TogethernessSalon
Trygve Wakenshaw’s International Mime Festival show Kraken “perfectly executed” – Chortle
Marten Rabarts leaves India film post to head EYE International, Amsterdam – Screen Daily

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