Wednesday, 16 April 2008

97 – New Zealanders in Global Headlines 16 April 2008

New Zealand headlines in this week's sampling of global media appearing in International Herald Tribune, Artforum, Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Age, Guardian, Anchorage Daily News, The New York Times, Macau Daily Times, Policy, Independent, The Boston Globe, The New York Observer, Sydney Morning Herald, San Francisco Gate, Marie Claire Maison, Los Angeles Times, CNN Money and The Aspen Times include:

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  • NZ design has sinuous edge in 15-page Marie Claire Maison spread
  • Black Grace performs "valid and important" NZ stories in Aspen
  • Phil Rennie, policy analyst, discusses NZ/Australian income gap
  • Motatapu Track across singer Shania Twain's land opens, Otago
  • South Island a thrillseeker's training ground for South Pole race
  • NZ Tunnelling Company's WW2 labyrinth opens as museum, Arras
  • Cal Wilson performs in Axed! at Melbourne Comedy Festival
  • Katherine Mansfield stories adapted by Toronto theatre company
  • Rhys Darby, Conchord's "manager", tours Auckland with Guardian
  • Jeremiah Trueman, Seawolves basketballer, chants haka in Alaska
  • Out of the Blue, Duncan Sarkie's film, "astonishing" London
  • Jeremy Nelson, choreographer, NY show Sail NZ inspired
  • Te Vaka, 11-piece band, takes South Pacific sounds to Macau
  • Misery, Illicit artist, in LA group exhibition Anything Could Happen
  • NZ scientists discover unknown sea creatures on Ross Sea voyage
  • Liam Finn's "unique and special" US tour mesmerises critics
  • Margot Henderson, caterer, creates feasts for European chic
  • Dean Wareham's rock n' roll memoir Black Postcards released, NYC
  • Merv Wallace, batsman, with "extraordinary natural ability", dies, 91
  • Royal NZ Ballet, takes contemporary triple-bill Red to Sydney
  • Stephen Fleming retires from Black Caps with standing ovation
  • Mt Cook National Park to host legendary 2008 World Heli challenge
  • George Nuku has first UK solo exhibition at Captain Cook Museum
  • Richard Taylor's children's show Jane and the Dragon airs on NBC
  • Jessica Rose, ex-lonelygirl15, returns to Web-only-TV in Blood Cell
  • Katchafire, Hamilton reggae group, spread "Aotearoa roots" in US
  • Robin Maconie, composer, defends Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • Hayden Godfrey, cyclist, wins men's 5-event omnium, Manchester
  • Lockwood Homes taking on luxury housing market in India
  • Mike Moore hired by Russian billionaire to chair Altimo Foundation
  • Cape Kidnappers a Wall St mogul's "wonderful" golf course dream

Photos: Corian tiki by artist Rangi Kipa (Marie Claire); Black Grace Dance company; Policy Review.


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