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A sneak peek at Air NZ’s new Hobbit safety video

Air New Zealand, the official airline of Middle-earth, is giving fans a sneak peek at its next inflight safety video, an epic tale which will conclude the airline’s highly successful three year association with The Hobbit Trilogy.

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Taika Waititi on set

Paul Tobin

 
Paul Tobin
Born in Nelson New Zealand, Paul initially completed a Bachelor of Arts at Victoria University before pursuing his interests in archaeology and travel abroad.

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Daniel Falconer

 
Daniel Falconer
Daniel Falconer is one of a group of designers who joined Weta Workshop in 1996, working on projects such as Hercules and Xena.

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Leonard Ellis

 
Leonard Ellis
Born near the Cradle of humanity, Leonard discovered building models was even more fun than punctuation. Then computers got invented.

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Lindsey Crummett

 
Sculpting on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey collectibles
Lindsey has always had many passions in life. From the time she was little, her imagination was captured by nature, animals, biology, evolution, storytelling, film, and creating anything exciting with...

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San Diego Comic-Con 2014 - see the booth come...

 
Smaug
San Diego Comic-Con is now under-way and the Weta booth this year was crowned with a big surprise - the head of the dragon Smaug.

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Weta in a Nutshell

 
Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger - Weta co-founders
There are two distinct arms to our company, Weta Workshop and Weta Digital.

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Making it easier to collect: Weta Dollars!

 
Weta Dollars
We have noticed that there are quite a few new customers joining us recently and we thought we'd explain the concept of Weta Dollars.

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Meet your Workshop Tour Host: Kimmie Sowter

 
Kimmie Sowter hosting a tour group at the Weta Cave Workshop Tour.
Kimberley Sowter started our interview by saying that her interview would be a carbon copy of Matthew Hopkins' interview as they've known each other for years and came to Weta...

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