Edge Message #127 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM
Kiri Te Kanawa honoured for achievements at Opera News Awards, NY – The Washington Post
Topp Twins‘ filmmaker Leanne Pooley says Untouchable an “obvious” project –- Winnipeg Free Press
University of Canterbury study tracks humpback whales in uncannily straight lines – Wired
Russell Coutts, Oracle racer, only sailor to make ESPN sports rich list –San Francisco Business Times
Jemaine Clement a showstopper as voice of moulting and revolting cockatoo in Rio – USA Today
Piako Gourmet Yoghurt inspiration behind new Norfolk venture – Business Weekly
Karen Walker’s eclectic Auckland paradise features in bold colour on The Selby –The Selby
William Trubridge, champion freediver, transfers yoga skills to ocean depths – The New York Times
Auckland scientists say mother’s diet in pregnancy can alter child’s DNA, and weight – Xinhua
Brad Thorn, All Black stalwart, switches after Cup; Japan-bound – The Sydney Morning Herald
New Zealand still an attractive destination for Indians; migrant numbers grow – Times of India
New Zealand “boasts a list of thrilling outdoor activities that is almost limitless” – Malaysia Star
See all stories and a 6,000 story archive of international New Zealand news 2000-2011 at NZEDGE/MEDIA.
INTERNATIONAL DATE BOOK
13 May NEW YORK: Argot Films, Diva Productions (Auckland),NZ Film Commission, NZ On Air and SweeneyVesty present The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, Village Cinema Village 22 E 12th St; also opening May-July in San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, New Orleans, Boston, Minneapolis.
18 May NEW YORK: KeaNY present New Zealand New Thinking, with speakers Claudia Batten, Derek Handley, Jonty Kelt, Michael Boustridge and Brian Sweeney, MC Tim Wilson. 250 Greenwich Street, 7 World Trade Center, Floor 48, New York, 6-8pm. Tickets.
18 May LONDON: KeaUK present Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide Saatchi & Saatchi and NZEDGE.COM co-founder, 6-9pm at the ABI, 51 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HQ. Tickets.
EVERY KIWI COUNTS
Kea New Zealand has launched its second global census. “New Zealanders living outside the country are some of our most talented people and already make a big contribution to the country’s future development,” says Kea global chief Sue Watson. “Every Kiwi Counts is focused on finding out more about these important citizens, and enabling them to make even stronger connections with home.” OECD says New Zealand is the developed country with the highest proportion of its educated population living overseas. Incentives include prizes from Air New Zealand, the All Blacks and Billi Tees. www.everykiwicounts.com.
PRIME MINISTER’S CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE APPEAL. www.quakeappeal.com