Kia ora. Welcome to New Zealand.
A country so woven with the beloved All Blacks you can’t tell which brand came first, New Zealand the country or the rugby team? Upon arrival in Wellington if you happen to be sitting on the left side of the plane – just pinned on a steep hill top is a carbon copy of the same Hollywood signage, the words ALL BLACKS. There was apparently fierce debate regarding the temporary signage as it may be replaced with the phrase “Wellywood” to further showcase the increasing presence Wellington has in the motion picture industry.
In any case, this weekend should be a cracker with the quarterfinals taking place and it’ll be an intense atmosphere as we experience a southern hemisphere city filled with southern hemisphere heavy weights, Australia and South Africa.