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Lord of the rings

Lord of the rings

This Air New Zealand jet is painted to advertise the Lord of the rings film trilogy, which was shot in New Zealand in the early 2000s. In the late 1990s the government offered tax breaks to film-makers and it extended these as a one-off deal for the Lord of the rings film trilogy. Tax concessions for certain sectors are politically risky as others can also make a case for special treatment and are aggrieved.

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Paul Goldsmith, 'Taxes - Tax, ideology and international comparisons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Paul Goldsmith, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 2 Sep 2016