The doom merchants have been predicting it for ages, and today evidence of that global economic downturn. Is 2006 the year to hunker down, stock up the pantry with tins and torches and horde coins to use in a crisis, as barter or bribe? British financier and multi-millionaire Jim Mellon believes it's sound. He's just co-authored a book 'Wake Up - How to Survive and Prosper in the Coming Economic Turmoil" [due out in NZ in February]. In New Zealand for just a few days Jim Mellon spoke with Jendy Harper.
It's another big week for the New Zealand film industry. Roger Donaldson's "The World's Fastest Indian" is on track to become New Zealand's biggest domestic movie- it's currently third. Then there's the buzz at the Sundance Film Festival generated by Toa Fraser's movie "Number 2". And now there's River Queen , the traumatic movie directed by Vincent Ward and starring Samantha Morton. Tonight it's Wanganui's turn to roll out the red carpet for the New Zealand premiere. Mark Sainsbury catches up with actors Temuera Morrison, Cliff Curtis and Rawiri Pene and the man of the moment, Vincent Ward.
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