News for Feb. 17, 2005

Sculpture salutes Wellywood

2/17/05, 9:40 pm EST - Xoanon

From a distance it could be mistaken for one of the tripod machines in H G Wells' The War of the Worlds. But Wellington is not about to be invaded by Martians. From November, Courtenay Place will feature a six-metre-high bronze, wood and steel salute to New Zealand's film industry created by Oscar-winning special effects company Weta. A model of the sculpture a giant movie camera on a tripod made from what appears to be recycled materials is due to be unveiled today. [More]