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Wellington (New Zealand)

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  • 'Hobbit' casts cloud over New Zealand's 'filmmaker's paradise'

     
    When “The Lord of the Rings” debuted in theaters in 2001, it not only introduced to the big screen the fantastical world of wizards, hobbits and orcs, it also put New Zealand on the world stage. The Academy Award-winning film......
  • Two Hurt in Explosion on 'Hobbit' Set

    Two Hurt in Explosion on 'Hobbit' Set
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (KTLA) -- Two people were treated for injuries after an explosion on the New Zealand set of "The Hobbit" Tuesday. The Sydney Morning Herald reported firefighters had been called to the set of Peter Jackson's latest installment...
  • Jennifer M. Browne

    Jennifer M. Browne passed away on the 11th of February, 2011, at the age of 65, at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, surrounded by those who love her most dearly.   Jenni was born on the 19th of December, 1945, in Wellington, New...
  • Washington Congressman Rick Larsen In New Zealand When Quake Hit

    Washington Congressman Rick Larsen In New Zealand When Quake Hit
    Washington Representative Rick Larsen was in New Zealand when the earthquake hit.  Q13 spoke with Larsen's mother, Yolanda Rosenbach Larsen, who confirms he is in New Zealand.  The 2nd Congressional District Democrat was in Downtown Christchurch Monday,...
  • Tasty Wellington, a place to be eaten up

    Tasty Wellington, a place to be eaten up
    From a sidewalk bistro table, the scene looked a lot like San Francisco: Victorian houses, cable cars, chalkboards scribbled with the day's organic specials, bohemian-looking locals wrapped in woolly scarves. But when the waiter asked me how I'd like my...
  • If you go: Wellington, New Zealand

    THE BEST WAY TO WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND From LAX, Air New Zealand offers connecting service (change of planes) and direct flights (stopover, no change of plane). Qantas and Virgin Australia offer connecting flights. Restricted round-trip fares begin at...
  • Hot air balloon crash kills 11 in New Zealand

    Hot air balloon crash kills 11 in New Zealand
    A hot air balloon burst into 30-foot flames and plummeted to the ground in New Zealand early Saturday, killing 11 people. The Wellington Dominion Post quoted an official in Carterton, in the Wellington region, as saying all those aboard the balloon...
  • 10 for the road: Utopian terminals

    World's most beautiful airport terminals, according to Frommers.com (tinyurl.com/cyqsxgl): 1. Jeddah Hajj Terminal, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2. Leifur Eiriksson (Leif Ericson) Air Terminal, Keflavik, Iceland 3. Seoul Incheon Airport, Incheon, South...
  • Great Staring Match Between Young Girl, Angry Lion [VIDEO]

    Great Staring Match Between Young Girl, Angry Lion [VIDEO]
    "Sofia the Lion Tamer at Wellington Zoo, New Zealand - 4th January 2012." See video below:
  • 3-year-old girl goes head-to-head with hungry lion

    3-year-old girl goes head-to-head with hungry lion
    A pane of glass was the only thing that stopped a three-year-old girl from becoming lunch for a lion at a zoo in New Zealand. Sofia Walker was looking at 7-year-old Malik the lion just as he was about to have his dinner. The lion focused his...
  • Report: New Zealand man tries to buy snack with pot

    A New Zealand man who offered to pay with marijuana when he did not have enough money for a snack was caught by a police officer who overheard his unusual proposal, a news report said Tuesday. Wade Churchward, 28, went to a service station on March 22 in...
  • Ian McKellen says he's 'marking time' until 'The Hobbit' begins

     
    "This is Ian McKellen, who was a member of the 'Lord of the Rings' cast, feeling back home in Middle Earth ..." That's one of the opening lines of a new but brief interview with McKellen, the two-time Oscar nominee.......