International film-makers are attracted by the diverse landscapes within a small geographic area.
The NZ Film Commission has supported some 23 features since 2014 and is aiming at 15-20 films a year.
Director Anne O’Brien says the event satisfies a strong demand for public discourse and engagement with the world of ideas.
The shortlist for the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards is the best in years.
This year's nominations are more diverse than ever and come from surprising sources.
Local box office takings in 2016 rose for the third consecutive year.
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