Weta Work­shop tak­ing creative con­trol of the Na­tional Aquar­ium’s pro­posed $45m up­grade. Philip­pine Air­lines in­tro­duc­ing a new di­rect ser­vice from NZ to the Philip­pines fly­ing from Auck­land to Manila. Ki­wis are among the world’s most trav­elled ac­cord­ing to

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4-5 Hootin’ scootin’ Minh City. 6 Josh Martin 7 Smugshot 8 Ex­pat tales, In­sider info 9 Deals of the week 10-11 Cruis­ing with a teen: fun for all. 12 Ki­wis in flight beasts. 14-15 Apoc­a­lyp­tic fun for last. 16 World fa­mous in New Zealand White Heron Tours. 17 Lynda Hal­li­nan 18 Dr Tom Bustling Ho Chi Bor­ing can be best. There’s Glamp­ing with wild Sav­ing the best 20-21 Di­rec­tor’s Hol­ly­wood re­turn Steven Soder­bergh speaks ex­clu­sively with Steve Kil­gal­lon. 23 Sneaky Feel­ings re­unites for fes­ti­val. 26 Mu­sic & movies 28 Book re­views 31 Opin­ion Alice Sned­den, Grant Smithies. 33 Matt Whe­lan Kiwi ac­tor nabs role in Net­flix se­ries. Dunedin band The Pa­cific isle served as a Bri­tish pe­nal colony be­fore it was set­tled by de­scen­dents of the mu­ti­neers from Cap­tain Bligh’s ship, The Bounty.

Since 1914, the is­land has been an ex­ter­nal ter­ri­tory of Aus­tralia. It was self-gov­ern­ing un­til Can­berra dis­solved its par­lia­ment and set up a new re­gional coun­cil to run it, sub­ject to New South Wales law. An­dre Nobbs, a for­mer chief min­is­ter of the dis­banded Nor­folk Is­land gov­ern­ment, says he’s open to the is­land be­com­ing part of NZ, which gen­er­ally al­lows its ter­ri­to­ries to gov­ern them­selves.

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