Thursday, 20 August 2009

115 – New Zealanders in Global Headlines 20 August 2009

From Brian Sweeney, Producer,

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Pictured above: Kiri Te Kanawa, Valerie Vili, Lucy Lawless, The Black Sox, and Sam Neill


New Zealand headlines in this week's sampling of global media appearing in The New York Times, Brisbane Times, Xinhua News, Bust Magazine, Financial Times, San Francisco Gate, The Independent on Sunday, ShortList, Thaindian News and Times Online ABC News, WA Today, Los Angeles Times, Vogue Australia, Telegraph, Art & Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Korea Times and Guardian include:

Kiri Te Kanawa, 65, to retire after Der Rosenkavalier, April ‘10
Valerie Vili, 25, throws shotput 20.44m, takes gold at World Champs
Lucy Lawless , 41, Spartacus star, "being naked on-screen no fun"
Black Sox, NZ softball team, perform "scary" haka at World Champs
Sam Neill turns down knighthood for being "just far too grand"
Sarah Walker, BMXer, 21, wins World Champs, Adelaide
Lisa Reihana, artist, alternative reading of her work put forward
Ngaire Woods on recession and theory of “global regulatory capture”
Peter Jackson's District 9, "rarity" for not being an adaptation, remake
Swheeb, pedal-powered monorail, a direct response to future traffic
Peter Yealands, to wrangle miniature sheep as lawnmowers
Ted Jessep, All Black then Wallaby in first ever Bledisloe match in '34
Wellington's "glam beer hall" Mighty Mighty, BATS Theatre, profiled
David Jeffries, recent UK émigré, misses nothing about home
Peter Jackson on Dam Busters: "bombing raid in 3D would be neat"
New Zealand from a camper van opens doors to local conversation
Rhys Darby, comedian, 35, stands up in London and soon Edinburgh
Dr Kevin Burns, says NZ trees evolved camouflage to cope with moa
Waiheke, Martinborough, Waipara Valley tempt epicurious Aussies
NZ Fashion Week, to showcase Pamela Anderson's eco-swimwear
Jim Eagles, NZ Herald journo, takes to Korean karaoke in Seoul
New Zealand leading world in fight against overfishing
New Zealand Syrah and Sav, best in the world at 2009 IWC
St Mary's Bay property, Auckland high-end real estate for foreigners
Kaikoura's Dolphin Encounter, swimming with "tarts of the ocean"

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