#96 NZ Ventures into Robotics

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Edge Message #96 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 New York Times, Guardian, Washington Post, Science Daily, Santa Fe Reporter, Evening Standard, Prospect, Dexigner, The Independent, Earth Times, LA City Beat, World Screen, What’s On Stage and ArtSlant New York include:

–  NZ software company Massive plan venture into robotics
–  Hye Rim Lee, artist, Crystal City “challenges conventions” in NY
–  Sir Keith Park deserves bronze recognition for Battle of Britain
–  Die! Die! Die!, Dunedin indie band promote Promises in US
–  Robert Wade, economist and professor, argues global finance
–  Mark Brown, golfer, wins Johnny Walker Classic in India
–  Teddy Tahu Rhodes’ “notable” and “robust” debut at Met
–  Rare Maud Island frogs discovered at Karori Wildlife Sanctuary
–  Stephen Smith, designer, wins London career with “Arctic Skin”
–  Adam Hall, paralympian skier, slaloms for gold in Colorado
–  Lincoln University doctor lectures Irish on better sheep farming
–  Farewell Spit’s windy sand dunes explored in all-terrain buses
–  Peter Snell reflects upon age, Auckland and Arthur Lydiard
–  Nick Lowe, entrepreneur, aims for $1million on YouTube
–  Roger Donaldson’s latest film Bank Job is “solid entertainment”
–  Wellington to host 2009 typography symposium, TypeShed11
–  Neil Berkett takes on permanent role as CEO at Virgin Media
–  Alan Dale leaves Ugly Betty for debut in West End’s Spamalot
–  Gibson Group’s made-for-mobile My Story bought by French
–  Christchurch turns off its lights for climate change in Earth Hour
–  North Island Brown Kiwi hatched at DC’s Smithsonian Zoo

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3 April 2008, 7pm, Royal Geographical Society, London
The Himalayan Trust UK presents a charity evening tribute to Sir Ed. Illustrated talk from Peter Hillary Growing up with Ed and a showing of Michael Dillon’s Beyond Everest. Tickets 15 pounds through Tony Astill 0238 029 3767, astill.tony@gmail.com or on the door from 6pm.

5 April 2008, 2pm – 6pm, University of London
Fundraiser afternoon of music, readings and an auction hosted by Stella Duffy. Email ian@ianconrich.co.uk for tickets, 15 pounds. (KEA)

9 April 2008, 8pm, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
The Brunettes live – Boy/girl melodrama pop. Tickets 8 pounds on the door. (Spacific)

16 April 2008, 7pm – 11pm, The Sugar Club, Dublin
Wellington’s favourite soul diva Hollie Smith continues her UK Tour. Tickets 15 Euros on the door. (Spacific)

25 April 2008 – 27 April 2008, New York
Anzac Day dawn service in the Anzac Memorial Garden, Rockefeller Centre, 6.00am, 25 April. Commemorative Service at the Church of Transfiguration, 2.30pm, 27 April. RSVP to (212) 351-6550. (KEA)

If you have an upcoming event to add to the New Zealand Edge international datebook please send details to isobel@nzedge.com.
Best regards from New York City. Brian Sweeney, Producer, nzedge.com

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