The Hobbit film production is to stay in New Zealand

John Key New Zealand Primeminister

After days of uncertainty, John Key announced that the two Hobbit films would be produced in New Zealand after all.  This came after 2 days of negotiations with the films producers who flew to New Zealand. Mr Key thought Sir Peter Jackson the film’s Executive Producer, would be a “happy camper” with the result of [ Read More ]

Parliament TV to broadcast on Freeview

Since launching in May digital television and radio platform Freeview has announced a compelling range of new services, including TVNZ Kidzone, Family, and Showcase plus Triangle Stratos. The latest is Parliament TV, which will include live broadcasts of all sessions from the House of Representatives including question time, legislative debates, matters of urgency and extended [ Read More ]

Prime Minister opens New Zealand Film Commission's new premises

The Prime Minister, Helen Clark said today that New Zealand films had played a major role in giving New Zealanders cultural confidence and a sense of their own identity. She added “The Film Commission’s ongoing support for New Zealand films and filmmakers has helped to create a burgeoning screen production industry, one that is far [ Read More ]