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What Welly-wouldn’t, Niue-would

niuewood - An artist’s impression of the proposed Niuewood sign to be erected in Togo Chasm - a natural ‘Middle Earth’
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An artist’s impression of the proposed Niuewood sign to be erected in Togo Chasm - a natural ‘Middle Earth’.

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What Welly-wouldn’t, Niue-would

Auckland, New Zealand. June 8 2011 – After seeing the positive impact that the film industry has had on Wellington, former Mayor of Wellington Mark Blumsky has a novel suggestion to lure film makers to Niue Island where he now acts as High Commissioner - Since his former city said no, Niue thought why not?

To secure film industry business and lure tourists, Niue Island has decided to follow Wellington’s lead by installing a ‘Niuewood’ sign high on the hill in Alofi Bay or Togo Chasm.

“Niue Island is a stunning destination and we think it has huge potential as a ‘tropical paradise’ film location” says Blumsky.

Maybe Peter Jackson should jump on a plane and come and see what Niue has to offer. We think that it would make the perfect setting for a blockbuster re-make of Robinson Crusoe”.

NIUEWOOD - An alternate location possibility in Alofi Bay
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An alternate location possibility in Alofi Bay

The ‘Niuewood’ sign is just one of the potential developments on the island which is undergoing major accommodation and facility upgrades to meet increasing tourist numbers provide visitors with an even better island experience.

Blumsky says “It is good timing that we have made these changes as Peter Jackson and other big names will surely be landing their private jets in Niue in the very near future”.

One of the Pacific’s fastest growing tourism destinations, Niue Island is blessed with stunning scenery including lush rainforest, intricate cave systems and crystal clear lagoons. The sea surrounding Niue is rich in marine-life including tropical game fish, dolphins and seasonal humpback whales.

“The filming potential here is enormous” says Blumsky.

We also have a keen base of locals who would love to be extras and with no Actors Equity Union, filming here is sure to be a breeze for Mr. Jackson”.

Accompanying Images: An artist’s impression of the proposed Niuewood sign to be erected in Alofi Bay, Niue and Togo Chasm a natural ‘Middle Earth’


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