Thursday, 17 January 2008

92 – New Zealanders in Global Headlines January 17

New Zealand headlines in this week's sampling of global media appearing in New York Times, Times, Guardian, BBC, Financial Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Toronto Star, Tehran Times, Telegraph and Entertainment Weekly, include:

  • Kate Webb, war correspondent, and her edgy story in NY Times
  • Edmund Hillary, mountaineer, leader, dies, Auckland (88)
  • Greater Escaper Mick Shand RAF pilot, dies, Masterton (92)
  • Edwin Marr receives highest honor for China’s broadcasting role
  • Brendon McCullum 80 off 28 balls for Black Caps in record smash
  • Beautiful-bio-speed-boat Earthrace for second race around world
  • Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh secure rights, will produce The Hobbitt
  • Hayley Westenra’s Pure greatest recent classical record in UK
  • Rhys Darby, international comedian, named in Guardian awards
  • Operation Nest Egg to hatch 1000th kiwi chick egg in early 08
  • NZ private schools outperform UK, US – “best value on planet”
  • Richard Hayes, Te Anau helicopter pilot, Aeronautique award
  • TranzAlpine Christchurch-Greymouth world top 10 train journey
  • AirNZ serves 850k bottles NZ wine pa to international travelers
  • Gates, Nicholson, Theron, Depp reported holidaying in North

For full stories see, a 6,000-story storehouse of international activities by New Zealanders 2000-08.

Photo of Kate Webb: UPI/Bettmann/Corbis via New York Times. Gracias.

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