January 16, 2011
For the best burger on the planet, it's Fergburger. At about $7.50, the burger is a meal in itself. You'll get a good laugh from the menu, with choices such as the Codfather (fish burger), the Cockadoodle Oink (chicken and bacon), the Holier Than Thou (tofu) and the Bun Laden (falafel). Well worth a visit after enjoying the adrenaline adventures in Queenstown. Fergburger, 42 Shotover St., Queenstown Town Centre, Queenstown, New Zealand; 011-64-3-441-1232, http://www.fergburger.com . Alan Matis, Sherman Oaks
July 6, 2012 |
Two of Hollywood's most anticipated -- and most expensive -- forthcoming movies have wrapped production in New Zealand. Shot together, a pair of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy book "The Hobbit" have completed principal photography following a 266-day shoot in New Zealand, director Peter Jackson announced on his Facebook page Friday. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of the two movies, hits theaters on Dec. 14 of this year, followed by "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" on Dec. 13, 2013.
June 28, 2012 |
A New Zealand judge has ruled that investigators obtained evidence unlawfully in a search of Megaupload.com founder Kim Dotcom's home, dealing a huge blow to the U.S. case against the online file-sharing company. High Court Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann said in the ruling Thursday that warrants used by New Zealand authorities to conduct the search at the FBI's behest were too broadly defined and “did not adequately describe the offenses...
December 3, 2011
Melanie Barrow was traveling in New Zealand with her two daughters last summer after spending two years stationed at Camp Walker, a U.S. Army base in South Korea. While visiting Kaikoura, a seaside town on South Island known for its eco-tourism, she happened upon this stretch of jagged, extraterrestrial-like coastline. "The geology itself is fascinating and looks like something out of a sci-fi movie," she said. The Fort Polk, La., resident used a Sony Alpha 330. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
January 23, 2012 |
Megaupload.com founder Kim Dotcom must remain in a New Zealand jail until a judge determines whether the alleged leader of a $175-million criminal conspiracy to pirate copyrighted material is eligible for bail. The German-born Dotcom, who legally changed his name from Schmitz, is scheduled to return to court Wednesday to learn whether the judge will set bail and allow him to return to his mansion, where police seized luxury cars, guns and art in a raid Friday. Dotcom and three other men appeared in court Monday in Albany, a suburb of Auckland, on U.S. criminal charges of copyright infringement and money laundering.