Friday, 9 November 2007

88 – New Zealanders in Global Headlines November 9

New Zealand headlines in this week's survey of global media appearing in the New York Times, Reuters, Chicago SunTimes, 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, a 6,000-story storehouse of international activities by New Zealanders 2000-07.

Image of Max Gimblett by Frederic Brenner; detail of Pohutukawa, 2007, 60" diameter, gesso, acrylic and vinyl polymer, epoxy, palladium leaf / canvas.

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