#111: New Zealanders in Global Headlines

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Edge Message #111 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM

Pictured above: Janet Frame, Anna Paquin, Rachel Paget, Boh Runga and Eleanor Catton.


New Zealand headlines in this week’s sampling of global media appearing in Daily Mail, WA Today, Time Out New York, Self, The Boston Globe, Brisbane Times, The Times of India, Hollywood Reporter, The Age, USA Today, Deseret News, Financial Times, PJ Star, Byron Shire News, The Independent on Sunday, Telegraph, Adelaide Now, The New York Times, The Australian, Wimbledon Guardian, andBloomberg include:

• Janet Frame’s struggles mirror Towards Another Summer protagonist’s – Boston Globe
Junior All Blacks retain IRB Championship title beating England 42-28 – Telegraph
Mt Ruapehu a skiers’ paradise either side; tops Australian fields – Adelaide Today
New Zealanders frank, friendly but prefer not to talk about religion – Examiner.com
Banks & Jalfon’s Teddy “wins over audiences” in SF – Examiner.com
Boh Runga, singer, jewellery designer, solo album Right Here takes on US
Acorn HQ, London-based company, planting oaks for iPods in North Canterbury
New Zealand vistas inspire US printmaker Dan Welden; evoke McCahon – NY Times
Maori heads to be repatriated by French; in “expression of regret” – The Australian
Dave Dobbyn loyal to NZ at London’s Toast Festival of bbq and sauvignon
New Zealand sees number of Australians visit exceed 1 million mark – Bloomberg
Jonah Lomu, 34, 63 caps, “will decide when [career] ends”; joins Marseilles –Telegraph
• Anna Paquin, 26, cuter the outfit, the more gore on True Blood set – Time Out NY
Rachel Paget, She’s Got the Look contestant, 37, “fun, silly, great dancer”
Queenstown’s Winter Festival revellers scantily-clad over Lake Whakatipu – WA Today
Tongariro National Park raises “questions of aesthetics” in National Geographic feature
Terry Sturm, literary scholar and Professor, passes away aged 67 – Sydney Morning Herald
Eleanor Catton, author, 23, awarded  £8,000 Betty Trask Award by UK Society of authors
New Zealand “lamb whatever the occasion”, UK chef Delia Smith – UK Daily Mail
• Queenstown a tippler’s winter paradise with one bar for every 75 people – WA Today
• Anna Paquin emerges as sex symbol; ’50s belle in Self magazine shoot
• New Zealand rated highly by UK expats for property prices, weather – UK Daily Mail
• Quade Cooper, once a Tokoroa Pirate, now in gold on Wallaby side – Brisbane Times
• Karla Brodie, Auckland yoga teacher, bids farewell to husband on Ganga – Times of India
Peter Jackson to head review of NZ Film Commission – Hollywood Reporter
Urewera, Mount Tarawera; meanings source of mirth for Australians – The Age
All Whites secure first ever point at FIFA tournament without a goal – USA Today
Bay of Islands “South-Pacific beautiful”; “important crucible for NZ history” – Deseret News
Sir Keith Park and NZ dairy farmers thanked for war efforts, and butter – Financial Times
Kim Smith, athlete, 27, wins 4-mile race in US; third fastest in circuit’s history
West Coast “windswept, isolated and utterly beautiful” – Byron Shire News
André Hodgskin, architect, his latest foldaway ‘iPAD’, “prefabulous” – Independent on Sunday




Top picture, Palliser Bay, Wairarapa; above, Lake Wairarapa; thumbnail, Canterbury,
New Zealand, 2006. More pictures at www.paradiseroad.com. Fern symbol via www.nzflag.com.



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