How Much do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways…

The Guardian asks LotR cast members to explain their widely publicised admiration for NZ. Billy Boyd (Pippin): “The land feels new; it feels like what Scotland might have been like a few million years ago; it’s still forming.” Bernard Hill (Theoden): “The west coast of South Island was one of my favourite places, north of the Fjords around the Franz Josef Glacier. It’s really hard to describe why it’s special; you just get it when you go there.” Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf): “I first thought – a year in New Zealand, great chance to visit Australia! But then almost immediately I found I was moving round the most beautiful country in the world with the most amazing variety of scenery. I fell in love in New Zealand. It’s the most advanced nation socially that I know of.”

 


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Tūī Winner Benee Has a Vision

Tūī Winner Benee Has a Vision

Aucklander Benee, otherwise known as Stella Bennett, who claimed four Tūīs at this year’s Vodafone Music Awards, talked to Billboard’s Gab Ginsberg in the United States recently about her latest EP,…