Lee Tamahori

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KARIM SAHIB / AFP-GETTY IMAGES (LEFT); COURTESY OF KAREN YAHIA

KARIM SAHIB / AFP-GETTY IMAGES (LEFT); COURTESY OF KAREN YAHIA

Uday Hussein’s Body Double

Left: Uday Hussein.; Right: Latif Yahia.

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Luvvie bludgers looking to bludge some more

What is it with the movie industry?

Always with their hands out for more taxpayer dosh to subsidise their already incredibly subsidised bludging lifestyle.

The film-makers behind Once Were Warriors are asking the public for half a million dollars to get another movie off the ground – and will reward investors with a stake in the production.

The team behind the classic Kiwi movie – including director Lee Tamahori and producer Robin Scholes – will also helm The Patriarch, with actor Temuera Morrison taking a starring role.

The adaptation of Witi Ihimaera’s 1994 book Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies is due to begin pre-production here in December, Scholes said.

It will be Tamahori’s first New Zealand film since Once Were Warriors. ?? Read more »

Nathans Dodgy Directors appear in court

Dodgy Nathans Finance director John Hotchin and two of his co-directors have appeared in the Auckland District Court today on criminal charges relating to the failed finance company.

Hotchin is the brother of Hanover Finance founder Mark and faces three charges under the Securities Act.

His co-directors, Donald Young and Kenneth Moses (known as Roger) face six charges each.

I know a fair bit about this crowd and their nice little money-go-round between Nathans Finance and the parent company VTL Group. I just wish i had taken photos with my cellphone of the whiteboard diagrams I saw in their board room on numerous ocassions.

I am sure the Serious fraud Office though have pieced it all together and so whatever is coming their way they richly deserve it.

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