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The Global Life of New Zealanders
From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 29 April 2014 | #167 | New York
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New Zealand Headlines in Global Media April 2014
NZ ranked #1 in world for social progress, according to The SPI – The NZ Herald
NZ “absolutely the best country in the world for the times we’re living in” – Men’s Journal
Auckland’s “savvy good life” rivals Sydney, San Francisco; superb setting – The National
Christchurch rebounding; residents determined to make a better city – The NY Times
Te Wahipounamu, people come and go, but the land endures – National Geographic

Ngai Tahu’s investments have seen its total group assets rise to an excess of $1.03 billion – WSJ
Air NZ’s “stunning” black Dreamliner “flying in the face of convention” – LA Times
POS, cloud-based software provider, gets investment dollars from PayPal – The AU
Kiwi dollar hits parity with Australia for the first time since 1974 – Sydney Morning Herald
Martin Jetpack prepares for first commercial sales; funding round launched – Business Insider
China for the first time it will allow direct trade between the renminbi & the NZ dollar – Bloomberg
NZ remains 4th place in 2014 Women in Work index; ranking higher than AU, US, UK – Idealog
NIWA scientists discover new crustacean species deep in Chatham Rise – IBT
WA Coppins one of NZ’s most impressive SMEs says US business guru Tom Peters – Stuff
NZ start-up Wipster launches video software at SXSW Festival – The NZ Herald
Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Equinox Fitness president, “get out of your routine” – Barron’s
New Zealand dairy farmers being wooed to Tasmania’s growing dairy scene – ABC
Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media CEO, to compete with BT, Sky with great content – The Telegraph
Alan Gibbs’ “piece of hi-tech wizardry”, the Quadski, gets Top Gear treatment – BBC
Massey Uni researchers investigate communicating climate engineering – Nature
Simon McMaster’s knittable, wearable sensor could revolutionise bandages – E&T Mag
Jason Carter expanding his China-based tilapia farms – Undercurrent News
Ewen Stevenson hired as Royal Bank of Scotland finance director – The West Australian
Dale Murray, UK tech entrepreneur, offers start-up investment tips – Director
Sheep research flock to be exported to Saudi Arabia for breeding project – The National
British public appear to support changing Union-Jacked New Zealand flag – BBC
Ngai Tamanuhiri participate in DNA study on fundamental origin questions – National Geographic
Paul Wright finance director of three Channel Island gas entities – Guernsey Isle News

David Hannay has died at 74; remembered as pioneer of AU film industry – Inside Film
Houston Wells, ‘60s country singer; a marksman remembered – The Independent

Matt Lambert’s NYC restaurant The Musket Room kickstarted, thriving – Business Insider
Loveblock organic wine heralds the return of Erica and Kim Crawford – Forbes
Hip Group & Farro Fresh meet  high standards with innovative retail approach – Monocle
Rebecca Taylor appeals to young customer; transcends seasons – Culture Map Austin
Sandra Nunnerley, interior designer, joins NY’s Fabergé Big Egg – Smithsonian
Strachan Group Architects pioneering new techniques in social housing – Monocle
Emilia Wickstead has injected world’s rarefied confines with energy – The National
Shigeru Ban, Cathedral architect, awarded architecture’s “Nobel”, Pritzker Prize – The NY Times
NZ’s Lamington; 1888 landscape portrait proves origins beyond doubt – The Guardian
Henry Hargreaves plays with “food”; The Skinny likes his deep fried iPhone – The Skinny
DUB Pies “a tiny shop, but so is its specialty”; mince and cheese NY’s favourite – NY Daily News
Valery Gherman, makeup artist to the stars, opens his Manhattan apartment – NZ Herald
Bobby Chinn’s Hanoi restaurant recommended for scenic dining in West Lake area – Forbes
Roger Wall’s “no run-of-the-mill” Fabric Store in Hollywood, naturally edgier – LA Times
Wellington, home of the flat white, has been named one of the world’s 8 great coffee cities – CNN
NZers “fond of corrugated iron, some sheathe their entire house” – The Elkhart Truth
Nigel Avery managing family’s Hawkes Bay-based wine operations in Minnesota – Star Tribune
Christian Gundesen, cuttlebone sculptor, creating wall for International Flower Show – Herald Sun
Jomnarn Dul, designer, creates first Oscars eco-tux for Twilight star – The Hollywood Reporter
Murray Crane’s Sydney suit shop one of Australia’s best – Sydney Morning Herald

Russell Crowe “impressively grounded” and “powerful” as Noah – The Washington Post
Bret McKenzie back with the Muppets, and penning lyrics for Celine Dion – The Telegraph
Kiri Te Kanawa back at Covent Garden after 17 years, in final operatic role – The Guardian
Lorde performs on stage with Nirvana at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – The Guardian
Dean Wareham remains Indie “make-out-session staple”; new album out – The NY Times
Gemma New, conducting is how she contributes as a musician – The Hamilton Spectator
Sol3 Mio, operatic trio, perform exclusive live session of hit Yellow Bird – Telegraph
Robin Hammond features in Newseum Pictures of the Year – The Washington Post
Manu Bennett, actor, 44, “slow cooking” his supervillain character in TV’s Arrow – SMH
Hadleigh Adams, Opera Adler Fellow, thriving in unusual roles – The Huffington Post
Casey Moore, photographer, reconnecting with NZ by shooting meteorites – Wired
Eleanor Catton: true creation happens when making something out of nothing – The Guardian
Liam Finn, The Nihilist out in US, May; “deliciously chilly soundscapes” – Billboard
Natasha Bishop’s Arboraceous premieres at US Environmental Film Festival – Scoop
Todd Antony captures grace of senior cheerleaders, Arizona’s Sun City Poms – American Photo
Rhys Darby’s new mockumentary Short Poppies being praised for its charms – Variety
Melanie Lynskey earns UNCSA School of Filmmaking award – YES!Weekly
Martin Henderson, actor, stars in new thriller The Red RoadSan Bernadino County Star
Ben Sanders’ latest novel American Blood picked up by Warner Bros – Hollywood Reporter
Eleanor Catton on whirlwind of promotion in UK post-Booker win – The Scotsman
Dixie Carlton’s debut novel, Margaret, inspired by a real woman’s life – Female First
Lorde following in footsteps of Rihanna, Lil’ Kim with her own MAC range out June – Guardian
Michel Tuffery sculpting 4.5m kangaroo from Mitsubishi, Toyota wrecks, Sydney – SMH
Fiona Campbell, co-owner of M’Lady’s label, reminisces on NY’s ‘00s noise-pop – Pitchfork
Rose McIver, actress, cast as brain-eating med student, Liv in TV pilot iZombieVariety
Florian Habicht’s doco about Jarvis Cocker “imaginative” – The Hollywood Reporter
Yumi Zouma globally scattered 3-piece; Guardian doesn’t want this rarity to reunite – Guardian
Sebastian Hampson’s novel, the “engrossing” Train to Paris “belies his years” – The Australian
Al Pitcher taking improvised stand-up to Derby photographic festival – Derby Telegraph
Kiwi comedy-thriller ‘Housebound’ has debuted to glowing reviews at SXSW – Austin Chronicle

Waitomo’s Lost World inviting the inquisitive into a glowing dark – The Telegraph
Te Puia, visitors welcomed to hear stories of the people of the land – Toronto Sun
Skippers Canyon road among world’s 22 most dangerous; “unbelievable scary” – SMH
Waiheke Island an upscale offshore beach resort and paradise for art lovers – Time Out Dubai
Christchurch reinvents itself with creative solutions to improvised infrastructure – The Guardian
New Zealand’s iron-rich dust hold clues to how Earth cooled after last Ice Age – IBT
DOC says they have found the egg of a storm petrel presumed extinct for over 100 years – UPI
Recent conservation efforts have seen a 68% increase in the kakapo population – Wired
In 1998, mass jellyfish in Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island first of killer jellyfish tides – London Review
Fergus Grady plans for film on Lonely Planet founders’ hippie adventures – The Age

The meaning behind the Maori warrior who greeted Kate and Will – The Guardian
Simon Woolf may have just taken most popular photograph of the royals – Royal Central
Official Royals NZ tour in April will see couple take in our top spots – The Telegraph
Prince George to follow in father’s footsteps – NZ to be first royal trip for tot – The Guardian
Kate Middleton “tremendously excited and looking forward” to trip to NZ in April – The Guardian

Storm Uru, Olympic rower, paddles in Cambridge clash on Thames – Bloomberg
Olympic medalist Storm Uru critical to Oxford rowing team’s win – Financial Times
All Blacks celebrate HK Sevens victory with haka in a thunderstorm – Irish Independent
Rob Hall portrayed by Jason Clarke in Everest, fatal ’96 expedition – Cinema Blend
Joe Schmidt, Ireland coach, “instils winning culture” in Six Nations champs – Reuters
Kiwi sportsmen make “25 Greatest Male Triathletes of All Time” list – Triathlete Europe
Kim Smith marathoner wins New Bedford half; hopes for London PR – South Coast Daily
Michael Campbell hosts US Masters review shows on FOX Sports – Today Online
Corey Peters, skier, 30, wins giant slalom silver at Sochi Paralympics – The West Australian
Emma Twigg tops UK “skullinq queen” taking gold at Sydney World Cup – The Guardian
Cook Strait crossings by kayak mean a year of training – The Wall Street Journal
Deborah McKinlay lands seven-figure advance, BBC film deal for novel – NZ Herald
Curt Perano leads trail in infamous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska – Greenwhich Time
Tamati Young one of 30,000 NZers enjoying new ball game – The West Australian
Jimmy Spithill galled by Team NZ’s contempt, disdain of Oracle’s costly catamaran – WSJ
McGeechan thinks England can take the All Blacks on their forthcoming tour – The Telegraph
Andrew Parker hot air balloon pilot, travelling the world in a basket for kids – The Daily Examiner
Steven Adams & Lorde found themselves attending each other’s gigs – The Oklahoman

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