Wed, 27 Feb 2013 8:20a.m.
Actors' rep say a protest held to keep the filming of the Hobbit trilogy in NZ was a "march of the patsies".
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3/03/2013 2:43:35 p.m.
@MARKUS. For your information, there were actually more than 5000 new or saved NZ jobs involved in the skilful Key initiated negotiations to save the filming of the Hobbit for NZ. Not only actors and extras who were employed specifically for the filming, but onsite support staff, off site support staff and staff employed with other associated industries who would not have retained their paid positions if the filming was lost to NZ. The jobs are all well documented and easy to verify if you take the time to look up the recorded facts that prove how wrong you are. But as no-one likes being proved wrong, I guess that's unlikely to happen. As such, I respectfully suggest you eat humble pie, look at the facts and advantages achieved by having the filming done here. If however the unions had had their way, everyone would have lost out except the union bosses who would have been the only ones to retain their cushy jobs. Self preservation is the only reason union bosses got involved.
27/02/2013 8:24:21 p.m.
suck it up losers...labour lost 3-4% in polls after that union hi jack, helen kelly is now a lost cause for labour!...they know the majority of NZ voters hate unions and the Greens 'anti business' keep it up, keep it up! delicious.
27/02/2013 5:01:44 p.m.
The govt claimed they created 3000 jobs. They need to SHOW US THE JOBS that their murky back room deals and subsidies supposedly created for NZers.
Watch the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, out today.
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