#115: New Zealanders on Global Headlines

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Edge Message #115 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM

Pictured above: Kiri Te Kanawa, Valerie Vili, Lucy Lawless, The Black Sox, and Sam Neill


New Zealand headlines in this week’s sampling of global media appearing in The New York Times, Brisbane Times, Xinhua News, Bust Magazine, Financial Times, San Francisco Gate, The Independent on Sunday, ShortList, Thaindian News and Times Online ABC News, WA Today, Los Angeles Times, Vogue Australia, Telegraph, Art & Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Korea Times andGuardian include:


Kiri Te Kanawa, 65, to retire after Cologne Opera’s Der Rosenkavalier, ‘10 – BBC News
Valerie Vili, 25, throws shot put 20.44m, takes gold in Berlin World Champs
Lucy Lawless , 41, Lucretia in Spartacus, “being naked on-screen no fun” – Los Angeles Times
Black Sox, NZ softball team, perform haka ahead of 16–0 drubbing of Denmark at World Champs
Sam Neill turns down knighthood for being “just far too grand” – The Sydney Morning Herald
Sarah Walker, BMXer, 21, wins World Champs, Adelaide; looks to London 2012 – ABC Sports
Lisa Reihana, artist, critiqued in Art & Australia, alternative reading of her work put forward
Ngaire Woods, Oxford Professor, on recession and theory of “global regulatory capture”
Peter Jackson’s District 9, “rarity” for not being an adaptation, remake – Los Angeles Times
Swheeb, pedal-powered monorail, a direct response to future traffic
Peter Yealands, to wrangle miniature sheep as lawnmowers at vineyard – Guardian
Ted Jessep, All Black then Wallaby in first ever Bledisloe match in ’34 – Brisbane Times
Wellington’s “glam beer hall” Mighty Mighty, “funky” BATS Theatre, must sees – Bust Magazine
David Jeffries, recent UK émigré to Auckland, misses nothing about England – Financial Times
Peter Jackson on Dam Busters: “bombing raid in 3D would be neat” – Telegraph
New Zealand from a camper van opens doors to local conversation – San Francisco Gate
Rhys Darby, comedian, 35, stands up in London and soon at Edinburgh Festival – Times Online
Dr Kevin Burns, VUW, says NZ trees evolved camouflage to cope with peckish moa
Waiheke, Martinborough, Waipara Valley tempt epicurious Australians – WA Today
NZ Fashion Week, to showcase Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson’s eco-swimwear – Vogue
Jim Eagles, NZ Herald journo, takes to Korean karaoke in a Singing Room – The Korea Times
New Zealand leading world in fight against overfishing – Guardian
New Zealand Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, best in the world at 2009 International Wine Challenge
St Mary’s Bay property, Auckland high-end real estate for foreigners – The New York Times
Kaikoura’s Dolphin Encounter, swimming with “tarts of the ocean” – The Sydney Morning Herald


Top picture and thumbnail, Dunstan Range, Central Otago; above, Wakatipu Basin, Queenstown. More pictures at www.paradiseroad.com. Fern symbol via www.nzflag.com.


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