#112: New Zealanders in Global Headlines

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Edge Message #112 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM

Pictured above: The Datsuns, Dick Frizzell, Francis Upritchard at Venice, Martin Jetpack, Royce McClure


New Zealand headlines in this week’s sampling of global media appearing in The New York Times, Telegraph, Daily Mirror, San José Business Journal, Paste Magazine, The Guernsey Gazette, The Times of India, The Australian, St Croix Valley Press, The Northwestern, Telegraph, Habitus, The Scotsman, The Times, RonnieWorld and The Age include:

The Datsuns, “from playing in backyards to all this hoopla”; tour US – SF Examiner
Dick Frizzell’s ‘Faraway’ house “picks up salty tang of” Pacific, Haumoana – NY Times
Royce McClure, jigsaw guru, assembles 25,000-piece in Indian mall – Indian Express
Mason Maddox, ‘massi4h’, wins Guitar Hero gold at Cyber Games, Singapore
Saatchi’s ‘grenade’; Colenso’s ‘bleeding billboard’, effective in war on vehicle fatalities – Mirror
Henry, Smith, Hansen reappointed until end of 2011 Rugby World Cup
Billy Apple, pop artist, stages major exhibition at Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
New Zealand companies look to Silicon Valley’s tech investors to help grow, expand
Niki Caro, David Lynch, Cat Power make dreamy film for 42Below – Paste Magazine
Tony, Lynnette Mallard, car enthusiasts, drive ’34 Hudson across US – Guernsey Gazette
Moa feather DNA reveals bird “not unlike a giant chicken” – Radio Australia
Robert Scott, Bats, Clean member, talks Flying Nun, new albums, fallen stars
Roger Hurst, NZIPFR, discovers blackcurrant extract improves athleticism – Times of India
David Kirk, former Fairfax head, now leads Hoyts; looks to cinema digitisation
Chinese community, Auckland, online and “keeping stories alive” – Xinhua
Craig Ling, Minus5 creator, opens portable ice bar in Minnesota – St Croix Valley Press
Glenn Martin, jetpack inventor, 49, to US AirVenture ’09 with progress report
Nelson Honey seeking approval to sell bee venom product in UK  – Telegraph
Westport couple auction bed for $302,600, with Stone House thrown in – The Age
New Zealand rowers win gold at Henley Regatta; Drysdale “incredible” – Telegraph
Radio New Zealand awarded Gold at New York Festival for Sir Ed documentary
Eleanor Catton, ‘The Rehearsal’ author, praised in The Scotsman, Telegraph and The Times
NZ artists Judy Millar, Francis Upritchard showcased in Ronnie Peter’s Venice Biennale photo blog
Malcolm Cook, architect, discusses inspiration and 40 year career in Habitus feature


Here are the Top 10 titles for June:

  1. Trio at the Top, doco 2001 –  Motor-racing legends McLaren, Hulme and Amon
  2. Peter Snell – Athlete, NFU short film 1964 –  Gold Medalist 800m runner
  3. Beauty and the Beast Xmas Special, TV 1982 – Selwyn Toogood’s classic panel show
  4. The Living Room, TV series 2003 – arts magazine show featuring FotC pre-TV
  5. Gloss, TV 1987 – Yuppies, shoulder-pads, Walkmen; cult “glitter soap”
  6. Once Were Warriors, trailer 1994 – hard-hitting domestic violence drama
  7. Fat Freddy’s Drop – Based on a True Story, doco 2006, dub-rich tour to Europe
  8. Score, short film 1980 – AB’s vs France, cut to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake
  9. Circuts of Gold, NFU short film, speedway motorbike champion Ivan Mauger
  10. A Dolphin’s Story, NFU short film 1974, mission to find, net and train a dolphin




Top picture, The Remarkables, Queenstown; above Miramar, Wellington; thumbnail, View from The Hermitage, Aoraki/Mt Cook,  New Zealand, 2003. More pictures at www.paradiseroad.com. Fern symbol via www.nzflag.com.


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