#148: Global Aotearoa

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 2 August 2012| #148 | New York

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Victoria Ransom, co-founder of Wildfire Interactive, sells co to Google for US$250M – Business Insider

Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Gatorade president, one of Fast Company’s most creative people in business

Tom Mockridge best-placed candidate to head Murdoch’s new publishing company – Guardian

Kevin Roberts, Saatchi CEO, says in business, velocity and execution mean everything – Sunday Times

Stephen Jennings, Rennaissance head, diversifies; not just an investment bank – Moscow Times

Mark Ross, Federated Farmers, advocates free market farming in US – Huffington Post

New Zealand Herald goes tabloid; “biggest transformation in 150-year history” – Guardian

KiwiMars team of six simulates life on the red planet for a fortnight in Utah – Salt Lake Tribune

BurgerFuel opens fifth UAE outlet in Dubai mall – AME info.com



Alan Isaac appointed president of International Cricket Council – BBC

Lorraine Moller’s ’92 Olympic medal an inspiration for track star, Nick Willis – Sacramento Bee

Mike Hesson, appointed Blackcaps head coach; brings new energy to the side – Chicago Tribune

Alysha Collett, jockey, 18, takes on big boys of Sydney racing; triumphs – Sydney Morning Herald

Jeremy Coney shares tales from the crease at Ledbury Club’s 175th anniversary – Hereford Times

Lydia Ko, world top-ranked amateur golfer, 15, takes US Open low honours – Stuff

Alison Shanks, 29, world champ pursuit cyclist off to Olympics; profiled in Wall Street Journal


Margaret Mahy, literary lion and a believer in children’s astonishments, 76 – New York Times

Kenneth Clark, potting pioneer who made tiles into “vehicles of delight, 89 – Guardian


Francis Upritchard sculpts medieval sorts in new Nottingham exhibit – This is Nottingham

Sarah Quigley’s The Conductor “conveys life-saving properties of music, hope” – Guardian

Peter Jackson says Hobbit’s faster film rate could revolutionise cinema experience – USA Today

Lawrence Arabia’s third album perfects dry writerly wit, classic pop blitheness – Mess and Noise

Kapka Kassabova’s latest book follows global tango community beginning in Auckland – Guardian

Katchafire, ‘Reggae Kings’, represent Maori and NZ on stage worldwide; now in US – Pique

Ivan Clarke’s Lonely Dog “homage to age-old art of storytelling”; film planned – SF Gate

Rob Hamill’s Brother Number One screens at Human Rights Film Festival, NY – Voice of America

Gin Wigmore, ‘New Band’ No 1305; she’s a “one off”; “utterly unique” – Guardian

Francis Upritchard’s yoga pose Arch part of V&A fashion, art exhibition, London – BBC

The Johnny Possum Band, bluegrass quintet, announce US ’12 tour dates – Cybergrass

Geeling Ng, Bowie’s muse in China Girl music video; pre-PC, weirdly flirtatious – Guardian

FOTC to humour even the Australians in apologetic sell-out stadium shows – The Age

Emily Perkins adeptly marries short story and novel without compromise – Sydney Morning Herald

Lucy Lawless knew Xena would come in handy for “this ecowarrior thing” – Guardian

Jonathan Lemalu, bass-baritone, on his knees as Porgy in Cincinnati production – Cincinnati.com

Melanie Lynskey, actress, 35, appears in Air NZ safety video with Al Bundy – Entertainment Weekly

Gin Wigmore says Gravel & Wine has “sexiness” and “swagger”; “it lures you in” – MTV

Sir Ian McKellen, our Gandalf, performs sell-out shows for Christchurch – Wall Street Journal


New Zealand’s “impressive” national parks famed for exquisite beauty, wildlife – National Geographic

Taupo Bay panorama American novelist David Vann’s desktop inspiration – Guardian

Lake Tekapo’s turquoise waters feature in USA Today ‘Photo Friday’ section

New Zealand offers much to do for tourists even on tight budgets – New Straits Times


Sam Neill and Michael Seresin, cinema celebrities getting wine-making right – The Australian

Isaac Hindin-Miller, NY Times fashion blogger, revels in next big things – New York Times

Whangapoua Sled Hut, portable home; straps to tractor; ideal in evacuations – Gizmodo

Rebecca Taylor, SJP and Kate Middleton’s “fave designer”, ups profile in UK – Grazia Daily

Massey University replicates fabled Invincibles shirt for grateful Welsh club – Carmarthen Journal


New Zealand WW2 bombers remember friends at London memorial unveiling – Telegraph

Corporal Willie Apiata, VC recipient, leaves army for new form of gallantry – Washington Post

George Richards flies homemade plane across states to Wisconsin air convention – Times-Call

Darryl Robertson, artist, helps families find answers to sons lost in WW2 – Islington Tribune

Vivien Masters, artist, enhances lives of seriously ill kids through art therapy, NY – Art Daily


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