#108: New Zealand Headlines in the Global Media

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Edge Message #108 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM

Pictured above: Karl Urban, Brendan Hartley, Jane Campion, Francis Upritchard, Phil Keoghan, Fire Poi


New Zealand headlines appearing in this sampling of global media from Time, The New York Times, Victoria Advocate, The Kansas City Star, Guardian, The Age, British Vogue, Variety, The Australian, The Boston Globe, Forbes, The New York Times, Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Mercury News, Grazia, ABC,  San Francisco Examinerand Ski Rebel Magazine include:

Janet Frame’s Towards Another Summer critiqued in New York Times
• Phil Keoghan, amazing racer, crosses US on bike, raises money for MS
• Xero, Hyperfactory, win at 19th Annual Webby Awards, NY
• Brendon Hartley, 19, earns racing super-licence, reserve for Red
• Niki Caro, Peter Jackson “local helmers poised to soar again,” Variety
• Jane Campion returns to Cannes with Bright Star and “few dry eyes”
• Sir Keith Park statue in Trafalgar Sq salutes Battle of Britain ace
• Maori poi set alight for exercise in Hollywood, alternative to jogging
• Andrew Mackintosh, VUW glaciologist, studies difference in hemispheres
• Karl Urban, Eomer in LOTR, is Dr Leonard McCoy in 2009’s Star Trek
• FOTConchords US shows attract rave reviews, thousands sing along
• Graeme Hart, reclusive billionaire, tops Australasian wealthy list
• David Trubridge’s Baskets of Knowledge lights, “water droplets”, in Milan
• Upritchard and Millar, Venice Biennale pair ready for June opening
• Queenstown paragliding, “fear worth it”, “breathtaking experience”
• Auckland Art Gallery gifted $115m of art by Julian and Josie Robertson
• The Datsuns release 4th album, and anagram, Head Stunts in US
• Christchurch’s contemporary side is SOL Square and Segway tours
• Emilia Wickstead, fashion designer, 25, Chelsea, “one to watch”
• Treble Cone’s unsealed 7km road unnerving, now a shuttle option
• Karen Walker’s latest eyeware lookbook, pairs fangs with shades
• Heather Begg, mezzo-soprano, “mistress of comedy”, dies NSW, 76
• Jaeha-Alex Kim, designer, 23, wins spot in Spanish store Mango
• Martin Phillipps, Chills frontman explains British aversion to NZ 80s sound
• Brian Boyd, English professor, defends the art of fiction in new book
• Anchor butter “from NZ!” not UK; Pistol J Rotten promotes local spread
• New Zealand ski fields reviewed including Mt Hutt and The Stash
• Rawiri Paratene, actor, ‘Koro’, plays Friar in R&J at London’s Globe
• Kate Sylvester Takes a Hike at AFW with gaiters, pink Docs, bones
• Matt Watson, stunt angler, wrestles marlin in Discovery’s Extreme Fishermen
• Keisha Castle-Hughes, Vintner’s wife, 19, signs up to save whales
• Terenzo Bozzone, triathlete, 24, wins 26th annual Columbia Triathlon
• New Zealand pinot noir second only to sauv blanc in popularity
• New Zealand wine preferred by Brits over EU equivalents in Tesco’s
• Queenstown ready for bumper ’09 season on back of cheap Tasman flights
New Zealanders shorter, fatter, but happier, reports OECD
Anna Wilding launches charity for talented, underprivileged children




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