Wellywood Weighs In

An Anna Fifield Financial Times feature reviews the remarkable growth of the NZ film industry in the wake of its latest coup: Peter Jackson’s King Kong. “For the country’s film industry, the project marks the latest episode in its rapid development from a niche film location to one for the classic blockbuster.” The debate continues over whether or not international films should be offered tax breaks as further incentive to shoot here and whether the international influx is at the neglect of native story-telling.


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Behind the Mic with Groundbreaker Rikki Swannell

Behind the Mic with Groundbreaker Rikki Swannell

World Rugby talks to New Zealander Rikki Swannell about becoming the first female lead commentator on the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and her life in sports broadcasting. As an experienced…