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The Global Life of New Zealanders
From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 19 April 2015 | #175 | New York

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New Zealand Headlines in Global Media February – April 2015

Brian Sutton-Smith, one of the world’s preeminent play scholars, dies, 90 – Los Angeles Times

New Zealand’s share of renewable energy on grid highest in close to 20 years, 79.9% – UPI
New Zealand’s “miracle economy” thrives on a seven-year high – Global Times
New Zealand luxury “bolt holes” popular with super rich in event of global civil unrest – Mirror
New Zealand, Vietnam announce ambitious new trade goals – Voice of America
Waitangi settlements “imperfect,” but important example of righting wrong: UN – The Hindu
Trans-Tasman migration in New Zealand’s favour with Kiwis returning home – The Australian
Gibson Group, New Zealand exhibition designers deliver “high-touch” experiences – NZEDGE
Xero announces US$110M funding round with leading Silicon Valley venture firms – Forbes
Kura Nutrition showcases New Zealand Protein’s heritage on packaging – Healthcare Packaging
Villa Maria named in top four most admired wine brands in the world – Drinks International
Glenn Martin’s jetpack lift-offs as Martin Aircraft IPO rises on debut – Sydney Morning Herald
Dumpark, data visualisation group, track the substantial sun rays in Wellington – The Atlantic
Kevin Roberts, global business leader, becomes Chair of MyFoodBag – Australian Fin Review
Ross McEwan transforms RBS into core UK bank, makes plans from beef farm – Financial Times
Geraldine McBride, founder of MyWave, defines new banking future – Financial Review
Julian Robertson, hedge fund pioneer, drawn to NZ’s mountains, sea, farmland – NY Times
Guy Ryan, 29, Young NZer of the Year, inspiring peers with Inspiring Stories – Anthill Australia
Vaughan Rowsell, CEO Vend, maker of awesome cloud based retail software – TEDx Auckland
Auckland University researchers call on UN to lead anti-tobacco campaign – Mail Online
Otago University researchers shows existing drugs could prevent inherited cancers – Xinhua
Harjinder Singh, Riddet Institute Co-Director elected as fellow of USIFT – Riddet Institute
New Zealand will be showcased at Singapore Yacht Show – TravelDailyNews.Asia
Josh Joblin-Mills’ bakery Oma Marnies tempting ever more Berlin pie-lovers – Exberliner
Caravan Coffee Roasters launches Coffee Relief to support Red Nose Day – TNT Magazine
Andrew Reeve’s Honest Brew Irish beer startup; clever marketing expansion – Guardian
Katrina Barry, Contiki chief, heads evolving youth travel company – Sydney Morning Herald
Catherine de Groot, Sarah Gibbs, Trilogy skincare founders, get the “Kate Effect” – Daily Mail
Lance Abernethy, engineer, 3D prints the world’s smallest working drill – 3DPrint 
Invivo, New Zealand wine maker, receives NZ$2 million via crowdfunding – thedrinksbusiness
Bruce Neal’s Anzac tattoo, fern with soldiers marching up stem, an Internet hit – Daily Mail
Hobbiton moves to Changi Airport; little taste of Middle-earth in Singapore – Today Online
Queenstown hosts secret summit for group of Australian tech millionaires – Business Insider
NASA launches super–pressure balloon in Wanaka, rising 33km – Uncover California

Black Caps “no longer cool underdog that overachieves;” genuine Cup contenders – The Hindu
Black Caps open Cricket World Cup in style against Sri Lanka; win by 98 runs – Guardian
Black Caps humiliate England at Cricket World Cup; Southee “brilliant” – Guardian
Black Caps take the win in cricket thriller match against Australia – Independent
Black Caps beat West Indies by 143 runs in sensational game, reach semi–final – Daily Mail
Black Caps defeat South Africa in miracle match, headed for Cricket World Cup final – The Age
Breakers “most unconventional team in National Basketball League” – New York Times
Breakers claim fourth Australasian NBL title against Cairns – Sydney Morning Herald
Scott Dixon key to prestigious Rolex 24 Daytona endurance win – New York Times
New Zealand topples British Olympian champs in men’s pursuit final – Washington Post
The Bushwhackers, Kiwi wrestlers, added to WWE Hall of Fame – Cage Side Seats
Lydia Ko, golfer, 2nd straight victory at New Zealand Women’s Open – SBNation
Lydia Ko, pro golfer, hopes to celebrate birthday with Major win – New York Times
Mike Campbell, personal trainer, in top six of Men’s Health Man comp – Daily Telegraph
Winston Reid, football star, renews contract with West Ham – London Evening Standard
Joseph Parker, defeats Jason Pettaway by KO in fourth round – East Side Boxing
Cameron Brown, triathlete, wins record breaking 11th Iron Man New Zealand title – Slowtwitch
Shane van Gisbergen, V8 Superstars star, added to McLaren line-up – Speedcafe
Tai Wynyard, NZ basketball prodigy chosen for World Junior Select Team – Courier-Journal
Steven Adams, Kiwi Basketballer, showcases Kiwi slang in bank commercial – CBS Sports
Daniel Kereopa, surf athlete, is crowned The Ultimate Waterman – Wake, Wind & Surf
Steve Walsh, ref, “best in the game”; blows whistle for business interests – The Australian
Crankworx Rotorua Downhill challenges global racers; “frenetic action” – Bike Magazine
Russell Crowe, actor, league owner, considering purchase of Leeds United FC – The Mirror
Martin Donnelly, legendary batsman, impressed Warwickshire fans in 40s – Coventry Telegraph
All Blacks uniform, one color says it all, “most intimidating uniform you can wear” – Sportsnet


Cedric Jackson Amazing Half Court Buzzer Beater To Beat Perth
SKYCITY Breakers Yoga Recovery Session
Up Close And Personal – Brendon McCullum
Amazing Dance at the Cricket World Cup
Porsche 911 GT3 RS – Brendon Hartley Test Drive
BancFirst – Steven Adams Commercial

New Zealand researchers return from Antarctica; 500 hours of blue whale songs – RTÉ News
New Zealand geologists blow up dynamite in N Island researching tectonic plates – Guardian
New Zealand study finds trees, living near parks could lead to healthier society – Xinhua
New Zealand landscape virtual backdrop for Chevy Colorado off road tour – Creativity
Aurora Australis lights up New Zealand skies with fabulous light show – Mashable
New Zealand scenery stars in epic nature ad for Asics global campaign – Creativity Online
NIWA discovers 141 new marine species, now has 12,500 named species – News Tonight Africa
Routeburn Track, “jaw–dropping scenery”; “diversity over popularity” – Wall Street Journal
Wellington one of BBC’s hottest cities; creative vibe stems from community feel – BBC
North Island a must for cricket fans, fine excuse to disappear off the edge – The Independent
Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail between Twizel and Omarama “exceptional” – Australian Geographic
Aoraki/Mt Cook ruggedness ideal for those seeking “pinnacle of adventure” – The National
Cook Strait cloudless from International Space Station – ABC News
Rotorua’s healing sulphurous waters, “ways land provides for the people” – Malay Mail Online
Wanaka residents’ favourite conversation about living in Wanaka – Warrnambool Standard
Rare white kiwi chicks hatched, Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre – Frankfurter Allgemeine


Living A Kiwi Life – Ep.27 – Elephant Rock
Living a Kiwi Life – Whanganui River Journey – Ep. 28
Living a Kiwi Life – Tongariro Alpine Crossing – Ep. 29
Living A Kiwi Life – Ep. 30 – Routeburn Track
Living a Kiwi Life – Ep.31 – Kayaking Doubtful Sound with Dolphins
Living A Kiwi Life – Ep.32 – Milford Sound
Living A Kiwi Life – Ep.33 – Zorb
Living a Kiwi Life – Ep. 34 – Rakiura Track
Living a Kiwi Life – Ep. 35 – Flyboard Queenstown

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