King of the Rings

“New Zealand has always reserved its greatest adulation for sporting giants like Richard Hadlee and Jonah Lomu, but a place must now be found on the victory dais for director Peter Jackson […] What elevates him to hero status is his success in persuading the Hollywood backers (of Lord of the Rings), New Line Cinema, to film the NZ$650 million project in New Zealand, a country many Americans would have trouble locating on the global map”.


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Returning to the ‘96 Crowded House Farewell

Returning to the ‘96 Crowded House Farewell

Twenty-five years ago, much-loved band Crowded House bid farewell to the world, performing a free concert at the Sydney Opera House to a crowd of more than 100,000 people. The Sydney…