Gold-plated Memories

Directors Jane Campion and Peter Jackson, as well as actor Russell Crowe — who also hails from Wellington — feature in a Los Angeles Times Oscar winners photo gallery of New Zealand and Australian recipients. Captions read: “At the 1994 Oscars, Campion became only the second woman ever nominated for best director, though she actually won for best screenplay.” And: “Peter Jackson might be the most famous triple Oscar winner ever to emerge from Pukerua Bay … His Lord of the Rings trilogy won an astounding 17 Oscars and proved a boon to the New Zealand travel industry.” Actresses Anna Paquin and Keisha Castle-Hughes who both “made much noted trips down the red carpet”, are also mentioned.


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Primer’s Anna Saunders Looks Beyond Profit to Cause

Primer’s Anna Saunders Looks Beyond Profit to Cause

Founded by former Marie Claire editors New Zealander Anna Saunders and Australian Felicity Robinson in 2019, self-funded publication Primer is the latest addition to the local crop of social enterprises –…