#144: Around the World in 49 Headlines

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 9 March 2012| #144 | New York

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New Zealand aims to eradicate smoking across the nation by 2025 – Economic Times

New Zealand embraces fairness; our society compared with US in new book – Washington Post

Auckland, Wellington rise in rankings of most expensive cities to live – International Business Times

New Zealand deep water fisheries reputation tarnished by coerced foreign labour – Bloomberg


NIWA reducing stink in Australian pig farms with innovative biogas system – People’s Daily Online

Bronwen Evans, green entrepreneur, to speak at IncrediblEdge Summit – Houston Chronicle

Air NZ ventures into banking with OneSmart card; a first for any airline – New York Times

Xero, small business software developer, expands footprint to US – Business Insider

University of Auckland researchers discover height of clouds has shrunk – Live Science

SkyCity to transform Adelaide casino into world-class entertainment facility – Sydney Morning Herald

Dr Jonathan Palmer, biologist, counts rings of ancient kauri analysing global warming – Fox News



Stefania Owen, 14, plays Carrie Bradshaw’s rebellious sister in Sex in the City TV prequel – CNN

Avalanche City sign to US label; tour ahead of Love Love Love EP release – Alternative Addiction

Ladyhawke’s Anxiety worth the wait; plays free Rough Trade gig, London – Guardian

Boy belongs in pantheon of quaint, quirky locales that make for memorable films – New York Times

Lorae Parry’s “experimental and controversial” play Eugenia debuts in NY – Record Online

Robbie Magasiva, actor, 40, takes questions in Sydney promoting Sione sequel – Liverpool Leader

Sam Neill, Alcatraz FBI agent, compiles famous friends’ Top 10 favourite hits – Brisbane Times

Hohepa, “affecting production”, part of 2012 International Festival line-up – The Australian

New Zealand “colourful” cinema showcases “rich culture” in Manila festival – Philippine Star

Two Little Boys dysfunctional buddies who put Dumb and Dumber in the shade – Hollywood Reporter

Topp Twins’ secret to success is their appeal to “all walks of life”; touring UK – TNT Magazine

Peter Jackson right back to directing Tintin performance capture post-HobbitGuardian

Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawahiti, Maori Boy Genius, praised at Berlinale – Wall Street Journal


Rotorua’s annual 3.2m visitors don’t just visit for good soak – Sydney Morning Herald

Tongariro Crossing’s impressive, innocuous scenery demands respect – StarTribune

Kairuku, ancient penguin reconstructed; taller, svelter than contemporaries – National Geographic

Napier’s 164 Art Deco buildings a “time capsule of design elements” – Los Angeles Times

Cape Kidnappers golf unpredictable, exhilarating; “Pebble Beach on steroids” – My San Antonio

New Zealand’s tourism industry encourages Chinese; outspending Americans – Bloomberg

Whare Kea Lodge “a jewel in New Zealand’s Southern Alps” – Toronto Star


Ellerslie Flower Show focuses on inspiring positive spirit ahead of city rebuild – Vancouver Sun

New Zealand’s exceptional wines prove we’ve a groundswell of talent, ambition – Financial Times

Te Whau, poster boy of Waiheke wine; island famed for stunning wineries – Flintshire Chronicle

Anna Hansen, chef, 42, one of the “rare women at the top of the industry” – Guardian


Warren Gatland, Welsh rugby coach, 48; greatest job satisfaction in a win – Meet the Boss TV

Crusaders return to temporary Addington home stadium hosting Cheetahs – New York Times

Lisa Tamati covers super-human desert distances for Run the Planet doco – Sydney Morning Herald

Owen Glenn buys 50 per cent Warriors stake; extremely positive about team’s future – The Age

Masterton hosts World Shearing Champs; “Wimbledon of shearing” – The Windsor Star

Steven Adams, “towering” teen, Notre Dame Prep, “immensely talented” – Sports Illustrated

Gareth Paddison, golfer, 31, wins Victorian PGA in “nail-biting finish” – Fox Sports

Aucklanders complete 1,600km S American skateventure – Sydney Morning Herald

Bevan Docherty beats Lance Armstrong in Panama half ironman – Washington Post


Deon Swiggs, Rebuild Christchurch director, 25; “we’ve got to keep going” – Los Angeles Times

Boyd Tomkies, inflatables retailer, 38, now Maryland marina owner, loves his job – Baltimore Sun

Auckland Grammar part of zone Chinese immigrants can’t get enough of – The New York Times

Kelvin Au, civil engineer, 25, brightens lives in Cambodia building homes – Stuff

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Fern Symbol via www.nzflag.com. Banner photo: Northern tip of the South Island viewed from Kapiti.