Friday, 18 September 2009

118 – New Zealanders in Global Headlines 18 Sep 2009

From Brian Sweeney, Producer,

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Pictured: Martin Henderson, Lizzie Gillett, Adam Turnbull and David Melling, Josh Emett, Kris Bright


New Zealand headlines in this week's sampling of global media appearing in BBC, Wine Spectator, Daily Mail, Guardian, Economist, Billboard, AdFreak, Hollywood Reporter, Big League, Condé Nast, China Daily and Telegraph include:

Martin Henderson, 34, Battle in Seattle star, signs six-figure ABC deal
Lizzie Gillett, 31, “ran a crew of 105 in 6 countries for 2 years”
Turnbull & Melling, 23, cross Cook Strait in floating Toyota Van
Josh Emett, 36, Ramsay’s right-hand-man, stars in Chef de Cuisine
Kris Bright, 22, striker, signs with Shrewsbury; likened to Ole Gunnar
New Zealand runner-up best destination on the planet
Air New Zealand asks Twits for comment on Grab-a-seat campaign
New Zealand wine industry for sale; foreign ownership over 45%
Grant Ryan’s YikeBike “collision between mantis and child’s scooter”
Mark Baldwin, Rambert artistic director, inspired by Darwin and birds
R. Bank, “first to pass hard-and-fast rules for liquidity since crisis”
Danielle Miller, Warriors cheergirl, voted no. 1 in the NRL
Midnight Youth, Ladyhawke nominated in upcoming NZ Music Awards
Short-haired bumble bee queens in NZ help reintroduce insect in UK

NEW PLYMOUTH, Sept 25, 6pm, Len Lye Book Launch, Govett-Brewster
Director Rhana Devenport and the team at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery celebrate the launch of Len Lye, the most comprehensive presentation of Lye’s art to date. Co-edited by Govett-Brewster Len Lye Curator Tyler Cann and critic and poet Professor Wystan Curnow, Len Lye throws fresh light on the inventive vitality of one of our most celebrated artists. Visit Govett-Brewster website for further details.

Artistic Director Mary-Jane O’Reilly choreographs an entire festival of dance across several Auckland venues featuring contemporary showcases, hip hop and urban dance, film, studio open days, late night burlesque, student productions, and workshops. Presentations by Footnote and Royal New Zealand Ballet. Personal highlights include the launch of the book Black Milk, a collaboration between choreographer Douglas Wright, photographer John Savage and publisher Craig Potton based on Wright’s acclaimed 2006 dance-theatre work (pictured); honoring the career of Limbs’ foundation dancer Debra McCulloch; and the late night performances by four stunning veteran performers Marieke Marygold, MJ O'Reilly, Lyne Pringle and the always extraordinary Kilda Northcott.

THE NEW ZEALAND EDGE is a new way of presenting our identity, people, stories, achievements and our role in the world. Home to a global community of New Zealanders. Aotearoa whanau whanui kite ao nui.

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