#110: New Zealanders in Global Headlines

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Edge Message #110 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM

Pictured above: Kiri Te Kanawa, Teddy Tahu, Margaret Mahy’s new book ‘Bubble Trouble’, John Walker and Doug Howlett.


New Zealand headlines in this week’s sampling of global media appearing in Guardian, Telegraph, The Washington Post, Wine Spectator, The Star, The New York Times, The Times of India, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, International Business Times, The Independent, The Age, Irish Times, Jane’s, Cincinnati Enquirer, Los Angeles Times and Art World include:

Kiri Te Kanawa, diva, inducted into Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame – LA Times
Teddy Tahu Rhodes, baritone, couldn’t be more dashing, roguish in Cincinnati Figaro
Margaret Mahy’s Bubble Trouble best picture book, USA Horn Book Awards, Boston
• Formway, furniture designers, have office chair “test-driven” in Fast Company, Time and WSJ
Bill Phillips’ economic Moniac invention, “fresh as the day it began gurgling” – NY Times
Conchords NZ’s “biggest thing”; “wonderful ambassadors”, Tourism NZ – Guardian
NZ Defence Force reviewed in Jane’s; small makes big on world military stage
University of Auckland develops test to measure cancer risk in smokers – Times of India
North Island to South, NZ “unpretentious”; huge range of natural treasures – Canada.com
Michael Parekowhai, sculptor, summons title for latest work at Sydney gallery – Art World
Don Sullivan the Pestbuster, and his team of trappers snags 530, Nelson
New Zealand knocks Iceland off top spot; most peaceful on planet – Washington Times
Michael Brajkovich, Kumeu winemaker, 47, on screw caps, Burgundy – Wine Spectator
New Zealand less the cousin at the party in short trousers; Australia warms – The Age
Zespri encourages Malaysians to eat two kiwifruit daily in ad campaign
100% Pure NZ campaign a decade old; Australians crave same success – The Age
Doug Howlett, 30, Munster wing, on family, return to NZ and celebrity – Irish Times
Peter Jackson to attend San Diego’s Comic-Con, promoting District 9NY Times
Cloud9, luxury $1700 a night bach in Bay of Islands, “best of the best”
Roger Dickie NZ offers carbon credit shares, profit, in Onslow Forest
Dan Carter returns to NZ after sojourn in Perpignan “hungry to play” – UK Independent
Christine Jeffs, director US indie film Sunshine Cleaning; explores sisterhood – The Age
Ricki Herbert, All Whites coach, confident of a point at Confederations Cup
Judy Millar, Venice Biennale painter: “no one really gets what I’m doing; they never did”
Andrea Hewitt, triathlete, 27, nabs photo finish victory in Madrid – UK Telegraph
• Sir John Walker, 57, Olympian, first to run 100 sub-4min mile, now Knight
• Court Ruler, John Wheeler-trained stead, wins Queensland Derby – The Age
• David Bain, 37, cleared, “Without Joe [Karam] I wouldn’t have made it this far”
• Don Nicolson, Federated Farmers President, bags US milk subsidies in WSJ opinion piece





Top picture, Mt Maunganui; above, looking towards Paekakariki from Poplar Ave, Raumati South; thumbnail, Cardrona Valley, Central Otago, New Zealand, 2003 More pictures at www.paradiseroad.com. Fern symbol via www.nzflag.com.



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