Patrick Frater, provided by Published 3:28 am PDT, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Photo: Sally Bongers/SundanceTV/See-Saw Photo: Sally Bongers/SundanceTV/See-Saw Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Sally Bongers/SundanceTV/See-Saw Cannes: New Zealand to Offer Finance for Int’l Development 1 / 1 Back to Gallery New Zealand, which already has some of the most generous financial incentives for film, is to launch a fund to help develop feature international films and TV series. The International Co-Development Fund (ICF) expands the current Co-Production Development Fund for official feature film co-productions. It will include the development and/or packaging of series … [Read more...] about Cannes: New Zealand to Offer Finance for Int’l Development
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Patrick Frater, provided by Published 9:24 pm PDT, Monday, April 29, 2019 Photo: YVONNE WITTE Photo: YVONNE WITTE Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: YVONNE WITTE Marten Rabarts to Head New Zealand Film Festival 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Marten Rabarts, current head of EYE International at the EYE Film Museum Netherlands, has been appointed Film Festival Director – Kaiurungi to lead the New Zealand International Film Festival. He starts the new position in October 2019 and will oversee the 2020 edition. The 2019 NZIFF, taking place in July and August, has been programmed with significant input from Bill Gosden, who retired at the end of March after 40 years. It will … [Read more...] about Marten Rabarts to Head New Zealand Film Festival
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByCharlotte Graham-McLay Aug. 8, 2018 WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand has pledged that her newborn daughter would grow up to learn both English and the country’s indigenous Maori language, which is battling for survival after years of decline. Ms. Ardern’s first child, Neve Gayford, was born on June 21, and the prime minister returned to work last week after six weeks of parental leave. As one of only two modern world leaders to give birth while in office, each decision she makes about raising her daughter is being watched and discussed by a global audience. In an interview on Monday with Maori Television, Ms. Ardern said that she “certainly” wants her daughter to speak Maori. Maori, or “te reo Maori” as it is … [Read more...] about New Zealand Leader Vows Daughter Will Learn Maori, a Waning Language
Siobhán O'Grady, The Washington Post Published 11:37 am PDT, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Brendon O'Hagan Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The existing New Zealand flag flies in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The existing New Zealand flag flies in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Brendon O'Hagan New Zealand spent $17 million on failed flag referendum. Now it wants Australia to change its flag instead. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It took 10 months and roughly $17 million for New Zealanders to decide they didn't want a new flag. That was an awkward discovery for then-Prime Minister John Key, who had pumped the time and money into a design competition for a new flag and a referendum on choosing one. But in 2016, after a … [Read more...] about New Zealand spent $17 million on failed flag referendum. Now it wants Australia to change its flag instead.
WORLD NEWS 07/04/2018 10:11 pm ET The Megaupload founder's lawyers said their client would now be taking his case to the New Zealand Supreme Court. By Dominique Mosbergen WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The New Zealand Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday that internet entrepreneur and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom could be extradited to the United States to face racketeering and criminal copyright charges. The court’s written decision rejected Dotcom’s appeal and upheld a lower court ruling in 2017 that the extradition could take place. The six-year legal saga is widely seen as a test for how far the United States can reach globally to apply American firms’ intellectual property rights. U.S. authorities say Dotcom and three co-accused Megaupload executives cost film studios and record companies more than $500 million and generated more than $175 million by encouraging paying users to store and share copyrighted material. The Court of Appeal said the United … [Read more...] about Kim Dotcom’s Latest Appeal Against U.S. Extradition Rejected By New Zealand Court