Thursday, 6 September 2007

New Zealanders in Global Headlines September 6

New Zealanders featuring in this week's survey of global media including The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Guardian, Scotsman, ABC, West Australian, include:

  • Reign of seventh Maori monarch King Tuheitia officially begins
  • Black Sheep, The Devil Dared Me head UK horror film fest
  • Primal riff'n'roll from Auckland’s The Checks generates UK raves
  • Auckland's Rocket Lab’s Atea rockets to head spaceward in 2008
  • Kirsty Gunn wins Scot Book of Year award for The Boy And The Sea
  • Massey U mathematician Robert McLachlan wins Dahlquist Prize
  • Industrialist, construction leader James Fletcher dies, Auckland, 92
  • Vintner and wine industry pioneer Nick Nobilo dies, Auckland, 94
  • Nelson-born artist Charles Olsen finalist in Saatchi Showdown
  • Shotputter Valarie Vili wins gold, in Osaka with PB of 20.54 meters
  • Conchords, Brunettes, lead “nerd chic” wave: NZ "the new Seattle"
  • Shearer David Fagan, jurist Ken Keith among NZOM honorees
  • Venice short film screenings for Coffee and Allah and Cargo

For full stories see, a 5,000-story storehouse of international activities by New Zealanders 2000-07.

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