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The films went from being something exciting happening in town, to some kind of national mythology. They erected statues in homage to the movies, for goodness sake. And six years after the end of the double-trilogy series, Kiwis still flock to the Matamata fantasyland called Hobbiton. We took it too far.
“When the hangovers have been nursed, the tickertape swept away and the party clothes dry-cleaned, Wellingtonians can congratulate themselves on the way they celebrated last night’s world premiere of The Return of the King,” The Dominion Post said the following day.
Janiewski says books written by New Zealanders but published overseas are also heading for the slush pile, as are the back stories of New Zealand’s vast immigrant and diaspora population. Herself a migrant, Janiewski describes the country as a nation of immigrants: “We have never lived in isolation.”
A tour bus driver has been sentenced to 200 hours’ community service and disqualified from driving for nine months after a bus crash near Queenstown that caused a girl to lose both hands and a woman to lose an arm.
“We arrived up there with a couple of suitcases each, moved into a hotel for a fortnight while we found somewhere to live, moved into a one-bedroom apartment and Alex was sleeping on the pullout bed in the lounge, and said right, well we’d better get some merchants on board.