#107: New Zealanders in Global Headlines

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Edge Message #107 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM

Pictured above: Peter Arnett, Daniel Vettori, Lisa Reihana, Lorraine Moller, Euan McLeod, Samantha Collett


New Zealand headlines in this week’s sampling of global media appearing in The Peterborough Examiner, Australian Stage, Independent, Golfweek, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, BBC, Jamble Mag, Bloomberg, Ocean Sentry, Suite101, Bangor Daily News, Farming UK, CBS News, Reuters, Palm Beach Post, New Zealand Times, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Scientific American, Telegraph, Times Online, The Age, Entertainment Weekly, Jewish Exponent, Indian Express, Oyster, The Mainichi Daily News, Hindustan Times and USA Today include (principally from April):

Lisa Reihana, artist, makes friends atua in Sydney exhibition Double Take
• Peter Arnett, journalist, VIP at 50th of Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
• FOTConchords US shows attract rave reviews, thousands sing along
• Ngai Tahu 32 educates Australian audiences at Tasmanian Arts Festival
• ENZA Jazz apples forecast to export a record 1.2 million cartons in 2009
Daniel Vettori, Delhi Daredevils spinner, reads batsman’s mind in IPL
• Bob Rigg, disarmament campaigner, analyses new US foreign policy
• Temuera Morrison lives in sci-fi world “comfortably”, refer Barb Wire
• Ladyhawke, 30, plays Paris with “Burning” drawing devoted queues
Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones “murderous and optimistic”, USA Today
• Danny Lee, 18, turns pro with IMG $US10m deal, debuts New Orleans
• Jamie Wood, Otago post-grad, finds moa coprolite and ancient DNA
• Samantha Collett, 19, jockey, 1 of 3 women to contest Doncaster Mile
• Erin Boag, dancer, 33, UK-famed, star of reality show  Ballroom High
• Lorraine Moller, marathon marvel, in Boston for 25th anniversary of win
• Stoats, introduced to take on rabbits, turn to kiwi; DOC fight to save
• Jonathan Dowling, reality show king, plans foray into new show, at helm
Barrie & Yvonne Payne win Loro Piana Record Bale for Visulea merino
• Aaron de Mey, make-up star, 35, brings bold, “Paris” back at Lancôme
• Witi Ihimaera, author, rewrites earlier fiction, extending Tangi by half
• Rod Easthope, Craggy Range vintner, hosts London taste-off vs French
• Anna Paquin is Holocaust heroine in Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
• John Minto, activist, in Capetown backing 127 evicted families
• Lester Waugh, aeronautical engineer, bestowed “rare honor” by NASA
• Kakapo, native parrot, stages mini comeback, numbers reach 125
• South Island Tieke, native bird, newest members Orokonui Ecosanctuary
• Yellow Pages ‘Tree House restaurant’ glows in LA Times
• Three native bird species added to the endangered list
• New Zealand, perfect place to tie-the-knot, according to newly-weds
• Hokitika quadruples population for 20th Wild Food Festival
• Plant and Food Research produces 16 new varieties of potato
Eskimo lollies cause furore when visiting Inuit claims sweet racist
• John Edgar, sculptor, to exhibit ‘Ballast’ at Edinburgh Arts Festival
• North and South Islands may be officially renamed in Maori next year
• Rupert Holborow, NZ Ambassador, India, hosts WOW event at home
• Kate Sylvester’s ‘Take a Hike’ collection at Australian Fashion Week
• Tane Mahuta, Waipoua Forest giant, has sister tree, a cedar, in Japan
• David Walker, NZ WTO ambassador, appointed as chair of Doha round
• Euan Macleod wins Australian Gallipoli Art Prize for trench depiction
Mahé Drysdale and NZ rowing team to Henley Royal for Olympic prep
Malcolm Rands, Ecostore CEO, promotes green in US Meijer hyperstores
Francis Upritchard, launches new book Every Colour By Itself in London
Richard Webby, virologist, Memphis, at world outbreak science center



Top picture, Aoraki, Mt Cook; above, Ladies Mile, Queenstown. Thumbail, Raumati South,
New Zealand.  Fern symbol via www.nzflag.com.


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