Wednesday, 24 June 2009

110 – New Zealanders in Global Headlines 24 June 2009

From Brian Sweeney, Producer,

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Pictured above: Kiri Te Kanawa, Teddy Tahu, Margaret Mahy, John Walker and Doug Howlett.


New Zealand headlines in this week's sampling of global media appearing in Guardian, Telegraph, The Washington Post, Wine Spectator, The Star, The New York Times, The Times of India, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, International Business Times, The Independent, The Age, Irish Times, Jane's, Cincinnati Enquirer, Los Angeles Times and Art World include:

Kiri Te Kanawa, diva, inducted into Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame
Teddy Tahu Rhodes, baritone, "dashing, roguish" in Cincinnati Figaro
Margaret Mahy's Bubble Trouble best picture book, US Book Awards
Formway, design co, have office chair "test-driven" in Fast Company
Bill Phillips' economic invention, "fresh as the day it began gurgling"
Fotc NZ's "biggest thing"; "wonderful ambassadors", Tourism NZ
NZ Defence Force, small makes big on world military stage – Jane's
Uni of Auckland develops test to measure cancer risk in smokers
New Zealand "unpretentious"; huge range of natural treasures
Michael Parekowhai, artist, coins title for latest work in Sydney
Don Sullivan, 'Pestbuster', and team of trappers snag 530, Nelson
New Zealand knocks Iceland off top spot; most peaceful on planet
Michael Brajkovich, Kumeu winemaker, 47, on screw caps, Burgundy
New Zealand no longer "the cousin at the party in short trousers"
Zespri ad campaign encourages Malaysians to eat two kiwifruit daily
100% Pure NZ, a decade old; Australians crave same success
Doug Howlett, 30, Munster wing, on family, return to NZ and celebrity
Peter Jackson to attend San Diego's Comic-Con, promoting District 9
Cloud9, luxury $1700 a night bach in Bay of Islands, "best of the best"
Roger Dickie NZ offers carbon credit shares, profit, in Onslow Forest
Dan Carter returns to NZ after sojourn in Perpignan "hungry to play"
Christine Jeffs, director, explores sisterhood in Sunshine Cleaning
Ricki Herbert, All Whites coach, sure of a point at Confederations Cup
Judy Millar, painter: "no one really gets what I'm doing; they never did"
Andrea Hewitt, triathlete, 27, nabs photo finish victory in Madrid
Sir John Walker, 57, Olympian, legendary miler, now Knight
Court Ruler, John Wheeler-trained stead, wins Queensland Derby
David Bain, 37, "Without Joe [Karam] I wouldn't have made it this far"
Don Nicolson, Federated Farmers, bags US milk subsidies in WSJ

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