January 25, 2022
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Peter Jackson sells visual effects firm for $1.6bn to Unity

bbc– Part of the New Zealand-based visual effects studio co-founded by Oscar-winning director Sir Peter Jackson has been sold for $1.6bn (£1.2bn). A division of Weta Digital, which has worked on films including Lord of the Rings and Avatar, is being bought by video games software company
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New Zealand PM Ardern says supermarket stabbing was ‘terrorist attack’

bbc– New Zealand police shot and killed a “violent extremist” who stabbed and wounded at least six people in an Auckland supermarket. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the event as a “terrorist attack” by a Sri Lankan national who was under surveillance. The man, who cannot be identified, is said to have been inspired by […]
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Baby orca, Toa, dies in New Zealand after failed search for mother

bbc– A baby orca found stranded in New Zealand has died, after a huge effort to reunite him with his mother failed. The killer whale – named Toa – washed ashore near the capital Wellington 10 days ago, prompting a desperate search to find his family in nearby waters. Believed to be two to six […]