Herald reporter who wrote the story on Amazon pulling LOTR from NZ

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 13 Aug 2021, 1:54PM
(Photo / NZ Herald)
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Herald reporter who wrote the story on Amazon pulling LOTR from NZ

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 13 Aug 2021, 1:54PM

The Government will no longer go ahead with part of the deal to support The Lord of the Rings TV series, after Amazon Studios decided to quit New Zealand and shift production to the United Kingdom.

In a statement, Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash said he was disappointed by the decision.

"The Government was informed of the decision yesterday.

"Amazon Studios advised that post-production work on Season One will continue in New Zealand till June 2022. However, Season Two will be filmed in the UK as part of a strategy by the studio to expand its production space and consolidate its footprint in the UK.

Thomas Coughlan, NZ Herald political reporter who wrote the original piece outlining the move from Amazon, joined Simon Barnett and James Daniels.

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