Tuesday, 30 October 2007

87 – New Zealanders in Global Headlines October 30

New Zealand headlines in this week's survey of global media appearing in the New York Times, Wall St Journal, BBC, San Jose Mercury Times, The Guardian, Motorsport, Sydney Morning Herald and bokkinden.no include:
  • Kurow's Chris Butcher the engineering edge in Halo 3 blockbuster
  • Glen Standring’s vampire film Perfect Creature opens, sold to world
  • Black Sheep director Jonathan King on film-making at UK release
  • NZ 15th in world press freedom; Turkmenistan, North Korea worst
  • NZ tops A1 Grand Prix table after Jonny Reid double Czech victory
  • 95% NZ wines comes in screwcap bottles, leading global trend
  • Sydney exhibition celebrates Fred Hollows and his gift of sight
  • AK power-punk Cut Off Your Hands play NY CMJ Music Marathon
  • Stacy Gregg’s pony-centric children's fiction leaps WHSmith chart
  • Lloyd Jones’ novel Mister Pip now sold into 27 countries post Booker
  • Miniature variant of NZ kune kune pig the must-have pet in Britain

For full stories see http://www.nzedge.com/media, a 6,000-story storehouse of international activities by New Zealanders 2000-07. Photo of Chris Butcher from Massey University News.

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