Edge Message #88 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM
Aotearoa whanau whanui ki te Aonui
Global Community of New Zealanders
From Brian Sweeney, producer www.nzedge.com
Greetings nzedge.com global community of New Zealanders.
For some months we have been publishing our newsletters weekly at our blog site. This will now become the regular nzedge.com newsletter, which has been anything but regular. We usually publish ‘Global Headlines’ weekly, plus monthly columns by contributors Kevin Roberts and Denis O’Reilly, an editorial from myself when time permits, and edgy NZ books / music recommendations (eg new Scribe album Rhyme Book and Peter Snell’s story by Garth Gilmour).
We’ll keep the newsletters short and to the point, inspirational and thought-provoking.
New Zealanders in Global Headlines
New Zealand headlines in this week’s survey of global media appearing in the New York Times, Reuters, Chicago Sun Times, The Telegraph, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Age, earthtimes, 365 gay, AdWeek, Wallpaper and Conde Nast Traveller, include:
– Max Gimblett for Guggenheim show on American art and the East
– Peter Dengate Thrush to chair Internet’s chief governing body
– NZ’s white aromatic varietals to rival sauvignon blanc – Telegraph
– Global mobile marketing hotshop The Hyperfactory wins investors
– Neil Berkett tipped as new CEO of UK’s Virgin Media
– Self-governance vote by Tokelaus falls just short, to stay NZ colony
– Civil unions in NZ reach the 1000 mark, “a comprehensive success”
– Dutch academic on impact of Once Were Warriors on NZ culture
– Researcher Chris Wheeler denounces artificial sweetener aspartame
– 1963 Janet Frame novella Towards Another Summer published
– Aramoana massacre Out of the Blue debuts NY – “deep and moving”
– Dominic Bowden fronts Fox reality series Next Great American Band
– Tarantino muse Zoe Bell wins Lost role, MTV projects upcoming
– Pre-sales for Niki Caro’s film of Elizabeth Knox’s The Vintner’s Luck
– NZ-born director Andrew Dominick “a genius” for Jesse James
– Six NZ ceramic artists exhibit at Craft Victoria festival in Melbourne
– Annabel Alpers’ Bachelorette “beautifully odd, inter-planetary pop”
– Mike Twist juggling up a storm at the Tokyo Bay Hilton
– Bay of Islands “most beautiful place on earth” – Conde Nast Traveler
– Relaxing Rotorua replicated in booming Nanjing housing compound
– Auckland young but arrogant with huge potential – Wallpaper Guide
For full stories see /category/newzedge/, a 6,000-story storehouse of international activities by New Zealanders 2000-07.
Detail of Pohutukawa, 2007, http://www.maxgimblett.com/