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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD WELLINGTON

    Postcard: Wellington

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green The sign on Wellington's airport terminal says it all: Welcome to Middle Earth. From the moment in the late 1990s when it was announced The Lord of the Rings trilogy would ... The movie-driven economic boost is national: up in the central section of North Island, the Hobbiton movie set, partly built by the New Zealand Army, converted the small rural town of Matamata (population ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD MELBOURNE

    Postcard: Melbourne

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green With more than 400 languages spoken around Australia, it's no surprise that its city restaurants are a cultural smorgasbord. And that love affair with everything from Italian to Iranian, Mexican to Moroccan, is now also up on the big screen. In Melbourne alone, industry experts estimate there is almost one specialist film festival a week on average. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Pupper power

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green An ingenious bilingual rendition of Puccini's Madame Butterfly has exposed some cultural faultlines Puppetson a string It would be easy to label this production troubled: songs which, although beautiful in Chinese, did not translate smoothly into English; Chinese actors refusing to wear costumes they saw as inappropriate; even a controversy that led to a Chinese ...

  4. Crime

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen Bantam, HK$218 Third Degree by Greg Iles Hodder and Stoughton, HK$230 Shafted by Mandasue Heller Hodder and Stoughton, HK$230 Tess Gerritsen has come a long way from the romantic fiction she began to write two decades ago while on maternity leave from her job as a doctor. Her taut thrillers, which draw on her medical background, have ...

  5. Crime fiction

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... Gone to Ground by John Harvey Heinemann, HK$281 The Savage Altar by Asa Larsson Viking, HK$281 The Watchman by Robert Crais Orion, HK$240 John Harvey made his name with a gritty series featuring Nottingham detective Charlie Resnick. When he ended it after ...

  6. Manga man

    Posted Nov 26th 2006, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... EVERYONE LOVES Astro Boy. But Tetsuwan Atomu, as he's called in Japan, is much more than a pair of beguiling eyes and a great backpack decoration. A Melbourne exhibition sourced from the estate of Astro Boy's creator Tezuka Osamu aims to show no ...

  7. Scrolled gold

    Posted Oct 30th 2005, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... When the brush moves forward, a spring bubbles forth; when it stops, the mountains are in repose. Its delicate trace is like a new moon rising on the horizon; its bright residue, like a galaxy of stars across the sky. - from Shu pu (calligraphy manual) by ...

  8. Legally yours, at last

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Stephen Green

    ... retaining the present messy ownership structure will almost certainly lead to an economic malaise. And they certainly could not survive that. Stephen Green is head of the Asia Programme at Chatham ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Walking on water: island hopping the Seto Inland Sea

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:24pm by STEVE POWELL

    ... The Seto Inland Sea National Park, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, offers an island-hopping experience like no other, writes Steve John Powell. Pictures by Angeles Marin ... is called Bella Vista; it lies tucked into the hills outside the historic town of Onomichi, commanding sublime views of the sea's misty islands. What's more, the onsen is open ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Green group fears air quality projections, less than the adjacent Macau bridge project, could be manipulated to stay within objectives Airport emission results doubted A green group is concerned that the projected air quality for a proposed third runway at Hong Kong's airport could be "manipulated" to stay within ...




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