Building back better by thinking big

Building back better by thinking big
Wellington will have a bigger role to play nationwide. (Image: Getty)
Paul McBeth
The green light for a monster film park on the outskirts of Wānaka is a testament to the big ideas percolating in New Zealand.Better known for eye-watering scenery that visitors and cashed-up ex-farmers chew over on their way to the ski-field in winter or the lake in summer, the still-sleepy hamlet will have a new type of resident appear over the coming decade as film types descend on the Upper Clutha township.The Queenstown-Lakes district will always count on a chunky level of tourism to support its economy, but building a cinematic fiefdom is...

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