Collaborative honour

Director, Peter Jackson, has been knighted by Governor-General, Sir Anand Satyanand, at an investiture ceremony in Wellington. Jackson’s knighthood was for services to the arts in New Zealand. “The truth is, making movies is not a solo effort, it involves hundreds of people, thousands of people so I feel as though I’m accepting it on behalf of the industry,” Jackson said. Jackson has risen from a maker of small-budget schlock-horror films to the heights of Hollywood. His crowning achievement remains the three-movie adaptation of Lord of the Rings, which transformed the rugged landscape of New Zealand into the Middle Earth of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic, spurring a real-life tourism industry along the way. The final movie in the trilogy won 11 Academy Awards. Jackson has gone on to remake King Kong, and his latest film is The Lovely Bones.


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Six60 Play World’s Only Stadium Tour

Six60 Play World’s Only Stadium Tour

They’re currently the planet’s biggest touring band, putting on huge shows in their COVID-free homeland, NME reports. In his own words, Six60’s frontman, Matiu Walters, told the magazine how that feels. “When New…