#129: Remarkable New Zealanders

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Edge Message #129 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM

Greetings. NZEDGE.COM publishes daily on Facebook and Twitter. Below a selection of New Zealand headlines in the world’s media this week.

PM John Key defends NZ’s 100% Pure brand positioning in Hardtalk interview – BBC
Martin Snedden, Rugby World Cup head honcho; one opportunity to get it right – Telegraph
WoJo, The Formary’s revolutionary fabric, a Kevin McCloud ‘Green Hero’ – Grand Designs Live
BurgerFuel turning on the grill in Iraq; fourth territory in Middle East – Monsters & Critics
Te Kairanga Wines sold to Californian; great addition to US portfolio – Wine Enthusiast
Tim Southee, Northern Districts bowler, signs with Essex for ’11 Twenty 20 – BBC
Helene Morris, Lonely Hearts’ designer, inspired by women on the edge – Frankie
Stolen Girlfriend’s Club in colour all sun-lit dappled flora on Sydney catwalk – Vogue
Frankton bus-stop and NY apartment vie for NZ architecture prize – Architecture & Design
Kahurangi, Maori dance company, taking life force to Nevada – Nevada Appeal
White Island a “smouldering giant” with vents that hiss and bellow – The Sydney Morning Herald
Saddlebacks sing a different tune after relocation to island refuges – Treehugger
Marlborough wine country; explore sans guide for full tasting benefits – The Huffington Post
South Island weather extremes captured in rear-view digital – Guardian
Bay of Islands lush flora and landscapes made monotype for Oregon exhibit – Coast Weekend
New Zealanders royal wedding-mad; republic not such a good idea after all? – Telegraph

See all stories and a 6,000 story archive of international New Zealand news 2000-2011 at NZEDGE/MEDIA.





Children and adults too can discover the lives of some impressive New Zealanders in the newly released book, New Zealand Hall of Fame: 50 Remarkable New Zealanders. Written by Maria Gill, this treasure trove of real-life stories celebrates many national favourites. Brilliantly accurate caricatures by Bruce Potter illustrate the book, capturing the essence of each person to marvel over.

Among the remarkable New Zealanders are Bill Hamilton; Colin Meads; David Lange; Edmund Hillary; Jean Batten; Joan Wiffen; John Britten; Kate Sheppard; Margaret Mahy; Mark Todd; Peter Blake; Peter Jackson; Peter Snell; Rita Angus; Sam Hunt; Scott Dixon; Shona McCullagh; Susan Devoy; Whina Cooper; William Pickering; Willie Apiata; and Yvette Williams.

Thanks to New Holland publishers we have three copies of New Zealand Hall of Fame: 50 Remarkable New Zealanders to giveaway. To win, email us the name of a person you think should be on the list of the next book50 More Remarkable New Zealanders. See the list of the first 50 here. Purchase the book here.




Top picture, Raumati South, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. More pictures at www.paradiseroad.com. Fern symbol via www.nzflag.com.