Archive for December 3rd, 2010

New Zealand to Rest of World: “We’re Not Middle Earth”

New Zealand to Rest of World: "We're Not Middle Earth"

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – In a long-expected move, the New Zealand Parliament voted¬†unanimously¬†to spend $50 million (NZD) on a marketing campaign to clarify to foreigners that the country is not, in fact, the same as Middle Earth. Following the vote, foreign affairs spokesperson James Radcliffe noted the country has “complete respect” for the movie […]