Wednesday, 3 June 2009

108 – New Zealanders in Global Headlines 3 June 2009

From Brian Sweeney, Producer,

Pictured above: Karl Urban, Brendan Hartley, Jane Campion, Francis Upritchard, Phil Keoghan, Fire Poi


New Zealand headlines appearing in this sampling of global media from Time, The New York Times, Victoria Advocate, The Kansas City Star, Guardian, The Age, British Vogue, Variety, The Australian, The Boston Globe, Forbes, The New York Times, Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Mercury News, Grazia, ABC, San Francisco Examiner and Ski Rebel Magazine include:

Janet Frame's Towards Another Summer critiqued in New York Times
Phil Keoghan, amazing racer, rides US on bike, raises money for MS
Xero, Hyperfactory, win at 19th Annual Webby Awards, NY
Brendon Hartley, 19, earns racing super-licence, reserve for Red
Niki Caro, Peter Jackson "local helmers poised to soar again," Variety
Jane Campion returns to Cannes with Bright Star and "few dry eyes"
Sir Keith Park statue in Trafalgar Sq salutes Battle of Britain ace
Maori poi set alight for exercise in Hollywood, alternative to jogging
Andrew Mackintosh, glaciologist, studies difference in hemispheres
Karl Urban, Eomer in LOTR, is Dr Leonard McCoy in 2009's Star Trek
FOTConchords US shows attract rave reviews, thousands sing along
Graeme Hart, reclusive billionaire, tops Australasian wealthy list
David Trubridge's Baskets of Knowledge lights, "water droplets", Milan
Upritchard and Millar, Venice Biennale pair ready for June opening
Queenstown paragliding, "fear worth it", "breathtaking experience"
Auckland Art Gallery gifted $115m of art by US Robertson family
The Datsuns release 4th album, and anagram, Head Stunts in US
Christchurch's contemporary side is SOL Square and Segway tours
Emilia Wickstead, fashion designer, 25, Chelsea, "one to watch"
Treble Cone's unsealed 7km road unnerving, now a shuttle option
Karen Walker's latest eyeware lookbook, pairs fangs with shades
Heather Begg, mezzo-soprano, "mistress of comedy", dies NSW, 76
Jaeha-Alex Kim, designer, 23, wins spot in Spanish store Mango
Martin Phillipps, Chills frontman, on British aversion to NZ 80s sound
Brian Boyd, English professor, defends the art of fiction in new book
Anchor butter "from NZ!" not UK; Sex Pistol promotes local spread
New Zealand ski fields reviewed including Mt Hutt and The Stash
Rawiri Paratene, actor, 'Koro', plays Friar in R&J at London's Globe
Kate Sylvester Takes a Hike at AFW with gaiters, pink Docs, bones
Matt Watson wrestles marlin in Discovery's Extreme Fishermen
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Vintner's wife, 19, signs up to save whales
Terenzo Bozzone, triathlete, 24, wins 26th annual Columbia Triathlon
New Zealand pinot noir second only to sauv blanc in popularity
New Zealand wine preferred by Brits over EU equivalents in Tesco's
Queenstown ready for bumper season, result of cheap Tasman flights
New Zealanders shorter, fatter, but happier, reports OECD
Anna Wilding launches charity for talented, underprivileged children

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