Thursday, 28 February 2008

94 – New Zealanders in Global Headlines February 28

New Zealand headlines in this week's sampling of global media appearing in The Independent, The Age, Earth Times, Variety, The Washington Times, The Telegraph, International Herald Tribune, Wanderlust, Financial Times, The Murfreesboro Post, Daily Mail, The Economic Times, Men's Vogue, Guardian, BBC and The New York Times include:

Flight of the Conchords, Best Comedy Grammy for Distant Future
Going as far as I can, provocative NZ anti-travel book "charming"
No Fins, Freediver William Trubridge to attempt new world record
Sir Ed honoured, Nepal's newly-named Tenzing-Hillary airport
Anne Noble's Ruby's Room begins European tour, Quai Branly
Pietra Brettkelly, Sundance Award for "enigmatic" Art Star
Christchurch International Airport certified as carbon neutral
Ian Conrich, academic, awarded "NZer of the Year in the UK"
Maori moko images on show at Peabody Essex Museum
Seachange hopes for NZ first at Royal Ascot horse races
Top Country award for NZ in Wanderlust readers' poll
Read Gainsford, pianist, performs for students in Tennessee
Christchurch, "Happy mix" of past and future, Financial Times
Graham Percy, "cerebral" children's book illustrator, dies, 69
Valerie Reid's doco, Sand Dancer, appeals to Festival goers
NZ Crop & Food Institute develop gene-silencing, "no tears" onion
Culinary tour of NZ cuisine from Wellington to Arthur's Pass
Christopher Liddell, Microsoft CFO's Yahoo challenge
Mark Adams exhibits Tatau: Samoan Tattooing in Ontario
NZ dialect 5-year linguistics study of origin concluded
Alan Gibbs commissions NY video artist Tony Oursler
NZ scenery favours romance, drawcard for Indian tourists
Brad Knewstubb, designer, awarded red dot for "Hydra" turbine
John Minto turns down South African government nomination
Rob Thomson, Canterbury, 26, boards for Guinness Record
Shigeyuki Kihara's photographic works acquired by NY's Met
Black Jacks top medal table at World Bowls Champs, Burnside

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Photos: The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins by Pietra Brettkelly, Ruby's Room by Anne Noble and portrait of Piri Iti by Hans Neleman, exhibited at Massachusetts Peabody Essex Museum.

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