Wednesday, 19 March 2008

95 – New Zealanders in Global Headlines 19 March 2008

New Zealand headlines in this week's sampling of global media appearing in BBC, Variety, Empire, Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, Playbill, Newsday, National Geographic, The Age, The West Australian, Economist, The Christian Science Monitor, Statesman Journal and Yachting Monthly include:

Liam Finn tours US with Eddie Vedder, interviewed by Letterman
Porirua's Pataka exhibits Native American Crow's Shadows
Cooper, Walker, Icebreaker, changing world view of NZ fashion
Et al's altruistic studies at international exhibition, Art Basel 39
Paul Whelan, an impromptu Raimundo, "electric" in London
Barry Barclay dies, 63, Rawene, artist laureate and Ngati director
Keisha Castle-Hughes begins role as Celeste in Vintner's Luck
New Zealand vineyards predict prosperity from global warming
Teddy Tahu Rhodes vies for Bianca's affections at DC Opera
NZs West Coast, "unspoiled" at the Rough and Tumble Lodge
Paul Middleditch, ad-director, high-profile with Pepsi at Super Bowl
Richard Evans, Sydney Opera House CEO, faces renovations
Chatham Island bird fossils discovered, 65 million years old
Bill Manhire in Adelaide charting the "unmapped space"
NZ property entices British developers for a quick sale
Martin Ball's Finn portrait wins Archibald Packing Room prize
Godwits flock to NZ from Alaska in six days, passage studied
Dame Ngaio Marsh, one of 50 crime writers to read, Guardian
Abel Tasman sea-kayaking, "definitely not short on assets"
NZ whaler, the Essex, sunk 1819, to feature in BBC doco

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

Photos: Liam Finn on tour with Eddie Vedder, Image from Crow's Shadows on show at Pataka Museum, "Plant It Hoodster" from Icebreaker clothing 2008 collection.

NEW: Nga Kupu Aroha: Blog #21 By Denis O'Reilly, March 2008

Denis notes the cycle of life as he gathers together the memories of those who have recently passed, Sir Ed Hillary, Hone Tuwhare, Shirley Smith, Del Adams, Ben Dalton Snr. Then its on to life in Aotearoa New Zealand with the Waitangi Day furore over gangs on marae, Shane Jones badmouthing Josh Masters of the Tribesmen and Killer Beez, and the Government's get tough on graffiti intentions means it must be election time. Musical notes around Warren Maxwell, Don McGlashan and the Ragamuffin festival; and grave concerns over body snatching "a new twist on the consequences of miscegany". Read on.

Photos: Sir Edmund Hillary, Shirley Smith, Hone Tuwhare and Del Adams.

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