#177 100+ Inspirational New Zealanders on the World Stage

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The Global Life of New Zealanders
From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 25 June 2015 | #177 | New York
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Jerry Collins, former All Black, “giant of the world game”, dies in car crash –The Guardian
Jack Body, composer, music academic, influenced by arts of Asia, dies, 70 – Shanghai Daily
Gary Brain, legendary percussionist and world-class conductor, dies in Paris, 72 – Stuff
Andrew Lesnie, cinematographer, eulogized by Peter Jackson – SBS Australia
Peter Rigby, dapper Wellington tailor, dies, 81 – Northampton Chronicle & Echo

Auckland may well be the edgiest city on earth, becoming hub for global business – BBC
Four fifths of New Zealanders are highly satisfied with their lives – Shanghai Daily
New Zealand is one of the hardest countries to invade, only Iceland tougher – The Independent
New Zealand ranked as one of the world’s most peaceful countries – Vision of Humanity
New Zealand income inequality rises fastest in the world over last 30 years – OECD

National War Memorial Park opens for Gallipoli commemorations – Shanghai Daily
New Zealand a greater focus in Australian Mt Gambier services; anthem played – Border Watch
Anzac Day commemorated in Manila by New Zealand and Australia – GMA News
Sam Neill visits grandfather’s grave, examination of Anzac legend – Sydney Morning Herald
Auckland Red Beach rowers taking part in Gallipoli 100 Surf Boat Marathon – The Age
Peter Jackson, brings history alive in TePapa Great War exhibition – Nonprofit Quarterly
New Zealand asks public for flag ideas; Guardian publishes 15 quirky contenders
New Zealand Haka – for visitors “to observe and enjoy” – New York Times
Maori water rights up for debate against backdrop of fresh water, polluted supplies – Economist
New Zealand more popular destination for Australians relocating than vice versa – Guardian
Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, ranked 23rd most powerful woman – Forbes
Prince Harry enchants admiring crowds on his first ever visit to New Zealand – The Telegraph
Peter Arnett, Pulitzer/Emmy-winning journalist, speaks on media and war in CA – The Collegian
New Zealand opens embassy in Baghdad to boost Iraqi relations – International Business Times
Vicky Robertson, has been appointed environmental chief – Global Government Forum
Henry Harper’s Christchurch Cathedral; what will be its fate post earthquake? – NPR
New Zealand Super Fund best-performing in the World according to JP Morgan – Financial Times
David Stevenson, decorated planetary scientist, elected Professor-at-Large, Cornell University
Rocket Lab unveils first 3D-printed, battery-powered rocket engine, The Rutherford – Forbes
Rocket Lab aim to launch one satellite into orbit weekly with 3D-printed engine – Fast Company
Nigel Richards, Scrabble genius, helps scientists understand “greatness” – Scientific American
Air New Zealand celebrates 75 years of flying, first flight 9 hours AKL to SYD – Australian Aviation
Agri-scientists from Govt labs breakthrough discovery reducing greenhouse gas – Xinhua News
Friesian dairy cow sells for over NZ$20,000 at an auction; “she’s a machine” – Agriland
Audette Exel, dealmaker, marrying finance, philanthropy to help world’s neediest – Bloomberg
Hart, Chandler, billionaires, feature on annual list of world’s richest people – Forbes
Building consents at record levels, focus in Auckland and Christchurch – Property Wire
Joe Hockey, Australian treasurer, suggests lessons be taken from NZ economy – Daily Telegraph
New Zealand attract Aussie start-ups with Kiwi funding opportunities – The Australian
Brett Sanders, South Island farmer, herds his 2,000 sheep with a drone – Daily Mail
Trade Me’s, New Zealand auction house, office full of surprises – Business Insider Australia
Property boom attracts overseas buyers; clean air, good image, no capital gains tax – NY Times
Yes Shop signs groundbreaking agreement with South Korea online shopping giant – Stuff
Doyle Sails, industry leaders, revolutionize sail art with photo quality printing – Sail World
John Henwood, former Olympian, motivates runners on treadmills at NYC studio – NY Observer
Touchpoint Group, marketing company, develops angriest artificial intelligence – The Australian
Ellen Zhang, Esquires coffee boss to have 45 stores open in China by end of 2015 – Stuff
Volunteer Coastguard uses drones in search and rescue operations – Aljazeera
Interlinking wind farms across NZ could boost generation reliability – Phys.org
Michaela Anchan’s co-working space targets Singapore’s female entrepreneurs – CNBC
Dean Brettschneider bringing Singapore bread lovers “new world baking” – AsiaOne
Joan Murphy, Frame fitness co-founder, gym gear with Whistles – London Evening Standard
Promapp, NZ owned process management Software company opens US office – CSO Australia
Mark Sagar, professor, leads development of Auckland Face Simulator – Little Black Book
Black is back – outstanding Baby Blacks beat England 21:16 to take World Title – The Telegraph
Bruce Anstey, New Zealand racer wins RST Superbike TT Race – Isle of Man TT News
Ma’a Nonu, New Zealand rugby union player, called best player in Super Rugby – Daily Mail
Lydia Ko, 17, “has no weaknesses”; outdriving LPGA Tour “big bombers” – WSJ
New Zealand Kiwis thrash Australian Kangaroos in Anzac Test in Brisbane – The Australian
Sam, James O’Connor help Oxford beat Cambridge in annual Thames boat race – Independent
Sophie Pascoe, breaks Paralympic record at New Zealand Open – Swimming World Magazine
All Blacks vs USA Eagles14 game prosperous venture for TLA Worldwide – Financial Times
Ivan James, Timaru chemist, made possible Richie Benaud’s stellar cricket career – Independent
Dorothy Caldwell, world’s oldest rally car navigator, to race across US – The Telegraph
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, rugby league, contract with The Warriors – Sydney Morning Herald
Michael Campbell, US Open winner, retires from golf, to focus on Malaga academy – ABC News
Sene Naoupu embracing fitness with her programme The Senshaper Series – Irish Independent
Mark Hunt, UFC heavyweight fighter, wants to avenge his loss to Fabricio Werdum – SBNation
FIFA U20 – a platform to boost grassroots football in New Zealand with world tournament – Fifa
Paul Lasike, 24, former Chief, picked up by NFL team Arizona Cardinals – Daily Telegraph
Hamish Adams, Rowing Ireland CEO, squad catching up to New Zealand – Irish Examiner
Hurricanes play their own rugby; comfortably on top of overall standings – New York Times
Team NZ’s help in building Emirates brand globally secures ‘17 sponsorship – New York Times
Dean Barker, yachtsman, 43, to lead Japan’s American’s Cup team, Bermuda – Japan Times
Marty Davis, moves Luxembourg rugby forward, now in 50% of schools – Luxemburger Wort
Black Caps Brendon McCullum coach Mike Hesson appointed New Zealand Order of Merit
Original 1905 ABs jersey sells for £22K; 976 points scored on tour, 59 against – The Telegraph

Rebecca Taylor, designer, ditches runway in favour of sophisticated digital-marketing – WSJ
Ben Shewry’s Attica makes world’s best restaurant list again; unique excellence – The Australian
Ben Shewry, Attica chef, named one of Australia’s top restaurants – Sydney Morning Herald
Ben Shewry, Australia’s top chef, finds happiness with the help of a fisherman – Guardian
Jessica McCormack, jeweller, bespoke commissions half of business – New York Times
Sean MacPherson’s NY hotel The Marlton sophisticated oasis for frugal hipsters – Wandermelon
Failepou Peni’s resort wear label Lepou, drawn from nature – Sunshine Coast Daily
Mt Ruapehu cafe Knoll Ridge by AB named Best Designed Cafe in the World – Design Curial
Air New Zealand completes Sydney Lounge refurbish, “stunning” design – Australian Aviation
Emilia Wickstead, designer, one of nine winners of British Fashion Council prize – Elle
Vidal Legacy Chardonnay wins trophy in annual World Wine Awards – South China Morning Post
Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs presenter, loves NZ homes; local version to screen – Stuff
Chris Cullen, “chilli head,” Thunder from Down Under hot sauce to NY Expo – New York Times
Lila Kuka embraces hip flask trend; unabashed about a tipple at the rugby – Wall Street Journal
Daniel Hill fermenting a cider revolution in beer-obsessed Columbia – The Bogota Post
Jamie Hodges, chef, opening café in Kingston, Ontario, sourcing local – Kingston Heritage
Greg Shand’s Indian Heritage Centre, Singapore, worthy home to showcase culture – Wallpaper
Nadeesha Godamunne, fashion illustrator, featured in an interview with The Huffington Post
Ray Walsh bringing out the best in Oregon and NZ at Capitello Wines – The Register-Guard
NZ chardonnays cost fraction of burgundies they trounce in blind test – Financial Times
Flat white to replace outdated cappuccino in Starbucks outlets across US – The Irish Times
Anzac biscuit recipe first published in New Zealand cook book in 1922 – ABC Sydney

New Zealand visitor numbers predicted to reach 3.8m in 2021 – Daily Mail
18 Instagram accounts, which showcase New Zealand’s beauty – Buzzfeed
Queenstown airport approach voted most stunning of 147 global nominations – Privatefly
Queenstown “one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been”; NY Times top visit
Rotoroa Island “the site of a quiet, but grand, conservation experiment” – Guardian
Hawke’s Bay featured in as must-see corner of New Zealand by the Guardian – Guardian
Kapiti Coast – a “timeless stretch of sand and sea” – Australian Financial Review
Captain James Cook misrepresented Stewart Island as peninsula – Australian Financial Review
Cardrona Hotel, New Zealand’s most photographed pub – The West Australian
Grant Sheehan captures “dim recognition” of sheep herd with drone – New York Times
Sam Smith, singer, experiences the best day of his life in Hobbiton – Daily Telegraph
NZ Government sets aside millions to save the Kiwi; population drops to 70,000 – BBC News
Kiwi breeding programmes scaled up; NZers encouraged to help save species – Shanghai Daily

Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf, iterary titans, banded together as penpals – New Daily
Dame Ngaio Marsh, detective novelist, birthday celebrated with Google Doodle – Heavy
Simon Denny, art world’s “rising star”, exhibits The Innovator’s Dilemma, MoMA – artnet
Simon Denny, artist, 32, sees dark side of technology at MoMA PS1; reviewed New York Times
Simon Denny, New Zealand artist, exhibits at the MOMA PS1 in New York – The New Yorker
Simon Denny pursuing Internet information overload at Venice Biennale – Ocula
Jono Rotman, photographer; large format Mongrel Mob portraits “kind of a big deal” – Vice
Andrew Niccol, director/screenwriter, questions drone reality in Good Kill Wall Street Journal
Zane Lowe, music tastemeister, broadcasts for Apple’s new station Beats 1 – Engadget
Seven emerging directors – “thriving in the best kind of creative currents” – Little Black Book
NZ storytellers “irresistible to global audiences”; we do stuff; dark humor – Little Black Book
Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Multi-Love “seductive”; with added “whoa-factor” – Guardian
Unknown Mortal Orchestra complexities of love synthesised on latest album – Rolling Stone
Lorde warns us not to underestimate her in the face of decision-making scrutiny – Guardian
Lorde, New Zealand singer, covers Vogue Australia – Mashable Australia
Lorde, 18, waxes literally lyrical; Madame Tussauds figure unveiled, Hollywood – E! Online
Anna Paquin, developing miniseries on life of midwife Madame X – Daily Mail
Hannah O’Neill, 22, lands dream role as Odette in Paris Opera Ballet’s Swan Lake – Financial Times
Toa Frazer, director, directs embassy siege action thriller 6 DaysScreen Daily
Kody Nielson, aka Silicon, another of NZ’s “exciting music offerings” of late – Guardian
Jemaine Clement, New Zealand actor and comedian, joins Steven Spielberg’s The BFGEmpire
Jemaine Clement, actor, stars in People Places Things – charming and sweet – Screencrush
Stan Walker, soul singer, new album celebrates heroes Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding – FDRMX
Ian North’s East Antarctic 1915 artworks “evoke beauty and terror of our era” – The Conversation
Heath Cozens’ doco on Japanese disabled wrestlers to premiere, Toronto – WSJ
Shushila Takao stars in Cook Island-set thriller Tatau; “pacy”, “engaging” – RadioTimes
Keisha Castle-Hughes stars in Game of Thrones fifth season – Woman’s Day Australia
WETA Digital pivots digital skills to complete Fast & Furious 7 Paul Walker scenes – Al Arabiya
Sundance TV launches The Red Road prequel graphic novel – Mashable Australia
Russell Crowe, star of The Water Diviner; “story only he could tell” – The Washington Times
James Ioelu, Bass-Baritone, wins Victoria League Scholarship – Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation
Kimbra, 25, “risk taking artist” dons “out-there” cloak for Coachella headline act – InStyle
Louis Baker’s “curiously soulful vocal style” makes up new EP, out now, UK – Clash
Marlon Williams takes to the road to promote critically acclaimed debut LP – Rolling Stone
Jess Cornelius, tour de force behind Teeth & Tongue; “rollicking new track” out – Guardian
Jess Johnson’s Melbourne Book Fair art book inspired by 70s UFO cult – WA Today
Serenah Hodson’s Wet Dog Dry Dog portraits canine personality tests – Huffington Post
Keisha Castle-Hughes, actress, debuts on Games of ThronesNew York Times
Reg Mombassa’s “quirky artworks” form basis of Mambo retrospective, Sydney – Epoch Times
Dayna Grant, stuntwoman, stand-in for Charlize Theron, tweets Mad Max shots – Esquire
Thomston, singer, 19, “certainly talent to watch out for”; “frequently challenging” – Clash
Jarred Christmas, comedian, spreads “joy in microseconds” at London gig – Chortle
Pippin Barr, video gamer designer, Malta, new work comments on art world absurdity – Vulture
Henry Hargreaves, photographer living in NY; a “positive” city – Freunde von Freunden
Eric Baigent played vital role promoting reading at unique Indian bookshop in ‘60s – The Hindu
Sarah Mary Chadwick swaps the guitar for the organ on latest album – Rolling Stone Australia
Dayna Grant, stunt double, meets future husband on set of Mad Max: Fury Road – Mashable
Mikey McCleary, songwriter, infuses Bollywood tracks with youthfulness – Indian Weekender
Robin Hammond, photographer, illustrates LGBT stories; launches NGO – Time
Honor Harger, sound artist, listening in on space; recording celestial frequencies – NPR
Keri-Anne Dilworth, photographer, recognises beauty of C-section births – Huffington Post
iZombie, starring Rose McIver, renewed for second season on the CW – CBR
Fear The Walking Dead trailer released, starring Cliff Curtis – Comic Book Resources
Everest trailer released – story of Rob Hall and 1996 Mount Everest tragedy – Daily Mail
Michael Fassbender stars in New Zealand shot film Slow WestNew York Daily News
Z for Zachariah, shot in New Zealand, – “Terrifying Post-Apocalyptic Love Triangle” – USA Today

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