Our nation of tinkerers

Our nation of tinkerers
Goodbye Pork Pie put New Zealanders on the map as film-makers. (Image: Supplied)
Simon Robertson
The Wine IndustryIn the 1980s, the New Zealand government funded a $10 million vine-purging scheme to uproot that high-yielding grape Muller Thurgau and plant different varieties. Speak to my buddy Master of Wine Sam Harrop (over a wine) and he will tell you our wines are up there with the best in the world and just getting better. Drink (or invest) while you can afford them. Put a cork in that.The Film IndustryAround the same time, the movie Goodbye Pork Pie (our first film to go to Cannes) was putting New Zealanders on the map as fi...

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