#94 Conchords Take International Award

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Edge Message #94 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM

New Zealanders in Global Headlines

New Zealand headlines in this week’s sampling of global media appearing in The Independent, The Age, Earth Times, Variety, The Washington Times, The Telegraph, International Herald Tribune, Wanderlust, Financial Times, The Murfreesboro Post, Daily Mail, The Economic Times, Men’s Vogue, Guardian, BBC and The New York Times include:

–  Flight of the Conchords, Best Comedy Grammy for Distant Future
–  Going as far as I can, provocative NZ anti-travel book “charming”
–  No Fins, Freediver William Trubridge to attempt new world record
–  Sir Ed honoured, Nepal’s newly-named Tenzing-Hillary airport
–  Anne Noble’s Ruby’s Room begins European tour, Quai Branly
–  Pietra Brettkelly, Sundance Award for “enigmatic” Art Star
–  Christchurch International Airport certified as carbon neutral
–  Ian Conrich, academic, awarded “NZer of the Year in the UK”
–  Maori moko images on show at Peabody Essex Museum
–  Seachange hopes for NZ first at Royal Ascot horse races
–  Top Country award for NZ in Wanderlust readers’ poll
–  Read Gainsford, pianist, performs for students in Tennessee
–  Christchurch, “Happy mix” of past and future, Financial Times
–  Graham Percy, “cerebral” children’s book illustrator, dies, 69
–  Valerie Reid’s doco, Sand Dancer, appeals to Festival goers
–  NZ Crop & Food Institute develop gene-sliencing, “no tears” onion
–  Culinary tour of NZ cuisine from Wellington to Arthur’s Pass
–  Christopher Liddell, Microsoft CFO’s Yahoo challenge
–  Mark Adams exhibits Tatau: Samoan Tattooing in Ontario
–  NZ dialect 5-year linguistics study of origin concluded
–  Alan Gibbs commissions NY video artist Tony Oursler
–  NZ scenery favours romance, drawcard for Indian tourists
–  Brad Knewstubb, designer, awarded red dot for “Hydra” turbine
–  John Minto turns down South African government nomination
–  Rob Thomson, Canterbury, 26, boards for Guinness Record
–  Shigeyuki Kihara’s photographic works acquired by NY’s Met
–  Black Jacks top medal table at World Bowls Champs, Burnside


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Regards. Brian Sweeney, Producer, nzedge.com

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