Thursday, 28 May 2009

107 – New Zealanders in Global Headlines 28 May 2009

From Brian Sweeney, Producer,

Pictured above: Peter Arnett, Daniel Vettori, Lisa Reihana, Lorraine Moller, Euan McLeod, Samantha Collett


New Zealand headlines in this week's sampling of global media appearing in The Peterborough Examiner, Australian Stage, Independent, Golfweek, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, BBC, Jamble Mag, Bloomberg, Ocean Sentry, Suite101, Bangor Daily News, Farming UK, CBS News, Reuters, Palm Beach Post, New Zealand Times, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Scientific American, Telegraph, Times Online, The Age, Entertainment Weekly, Jewish Exponent, Indian Express, Oyster, The Mainichi Daily News, Hindustan Times and USA Today include (principally from April):

Lisa Reihana, artist, makes friends in Sydney exhibition Double Take
Peter Arnett, journalist, VIP at 50th of Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
FOTConchords US shows attract rave reviews, thousands sing along
Ngai Tahu 32 educates audiences at Tasmanian Arts Festival
ENZA Jazz apples to export a record 1.2 million cartons in 2009
Daniel Vettori, Delhi Daredevils spinner, reads batsman's mind in IPL
Bob Rigg, disarmament campaigner, analyses new US foreign policy
Temuera Morrison lives in sci-fi world "comfortably", refer Barb Wire
Ladyhawke, 30, plays Paris with "Burning" drawing devoted queues
Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones "murderous and optimistic"
Danny Lee, 18, turns pro with $US10m deal, debuts in New Orleans
Jamie Wood, Otago post-grad, finds moa coprolite and ancient DNA
Samantha Collett, 19, jockey, 1 of 3 women to race in Doncaster Mile
Erin Boag, dancer, 33, UK-famed, star of reality show Ballroom High
Lorraine Moller, marathon marvel, in Boston for 25th anniversary of win
Stoats, introduced to take on rabbits, turn to kiwi; DOC fight to save
Jonathan Dowling, reality show king, plans foray into new show
Barrie & Yvonne Payne win Loro Piana Record Bale for merino wool
Aaron de Mey, make-up star, 35, brings bold, Paris back at Lancôme
Witi Ihimaera, author, rewrites earlier fiction, extending Tangi by half
Rod Easthope, Craggy Range vintner, attends taste-off vs French
Anna Paquin stars as heroine in Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
John Minto, activist, in Capetown backing 127 evicted families
Lester Waugh, aeronautical engineer, bestowed "rare honor" by NASA
Kakapo, native parrot, stages mini comeback, numbers reach 125
South Island Tieke, native bird, joins others at Orokonui Ecosanctuary
Yellow Pages 'Tree House restaurant' glows in LA Times
Three native bird species added to the endangered list
New Zealand, perfect place to tie-the-knot, according to newly-weds
Hokitika quadruples population for 20th Wild Food Festival
Plant and Food Research produces 16 new varieties of potato
Eskimo lollies cause furore when visiting Inuit claims sweet racist
John Edgar, sculptor, to exhibit 'Ballast' at Edinburgh Arts Festival
North and South Islands may be officially renamed in Maori next year
Rupert Holborow, NZ Ambassador, India, hosts WOW event at home
Kate Sylvester's 'Take a Hike' collection at Australian Fashion Week
Tane Mahuta, Waipoua Forest giant, has sister tree, a cedar, in Japan
David Walker, WTO ambassador, appointed as chair of Doha round
Euan Macleod wins Australian Gallipoli Art Prize for trench depiction
Mahé Drysdale and NZ rowing team to Henley Royal for Olympic prep
Malcolm Rands, Ecostore CEO, promotes green in US chain Meijer
Francis Upritchard, launches book Every Colour By Itself in London
Richard Webby, virologist, Memphis, at world outbreak science center

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