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Wētā Workshop Partners With New Zealand Story To Capture Value From The Booming Global Collectibles Market

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 9:13 am | Weta Workshop

Bringing the power of the New Zealand brand to the booming collectibles market, Wētā Workshop has joined New Zealand Story’s FernMark Licence Programme – a government-backed accreditation designed to help New Zealand businesses stand out ... More >>

Wētā Workshop's Tribute To The Return Of The King: A Journey Through Middle-earth's Legacy

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:34 am | Weta Workshop

Strap on your hobbit feet, dust off your elven cloaks, and embark on a journey to the heart of Middle-earth as Wētā Workshop hosts a celebration set to rival Gandalf’s fireworks. This December marks the 20th anniversary since the epic conclusion of ... More >>

Monumental Ancestor: Wētā Workshop Unveils New Zealand's Largest Masterpiece.

Friday, 10 November 2023, 9:27 am | Weta Workshop

Descendants of the Poutini Ngāi Tahu Warrior Chief, Tūhuru, have travelled to Wētā Workshop in Wellington to bless the first-ever hyper-realistic representation of their ancestor, as part of the eagerly awaited tourism experience, the Pounamu ... More >>

Freedom, Friendship And Future: Museum Reflects Unique Bond Forged Through Adversity

Monday, 2 October 2023, 12:25 pm | Weta Workshop

<img src="" width="720" height="223"> On October 10 and 11, the small French town of Le Quesnoy will be packed with New Zealanders for the opening of the ... More >>

Wētā Workshop Teams Up With International Games Giant, Games Worksho

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 10:59 am | Weta Workshop

Wētā Workshop, known to many for their work on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has joined forces with games giant, Games Workshop, the creators of the world’s most popular fantasy miniatures hobby, Warhammer. Wētā Workshop will craft officially ... More >>

Weta Workshop To Be Unleashed In Auckland Today

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 8:23 am | Weta Workshop

Weta Workshop’s fantastical new experience Weta Workshop Unleashed will be revealed in Auckland today, promising visitors of all ages a journey through the creative process with surprises around every corner. The new, immersive visitor attraction ... More >>

Weta Supports Full Scholarship for ICT Graduate School

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 4:28 pm | Weta Workshop

One of the world’s leading visual effects studios, Weta Digital, and Wellington ICT Graduate School have launched a new scholarship. Designed to encourage New Zealand’s best animation and visual effects talent into the School’s Master of Design Technology ... More >>

Weta Group to sponsor 2016 NZCS Awards

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 1:45 pm | Weta Workshop

The Wellington-based Weta Group of Companies will sponsor the Cinematographer of the Year Award as the major sponsor of October’s New Zealand Cinematography Society (NZCS) Awards. More >>

Entries now open for Weta Workshop student competition

Monday, 29 August 2016, 3:24 pm | Weta Workshop

Calling creative Kiwi students: Entries are now open for the 2016 Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition. Now in its third year, Weta Workshop fronts the local division of this international competition that fosters creativity and collaboration between ... More >>

Legendary Pictures and Weta Workshop join forces

Monday, 13 June 2016, 10:45 am | Weta Workshop

With a clash of steel on steel, Warcraft has exploded onto the big screen. The Duncan Jones-directed fantasy epic from Legendary Pictures, based on Blizzard’s massively popular game franchise, combines digital effects with an army of physical props, ... More >>

Cleverman thrills in Berlin

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 12:17 pm | Weta Workshop

Aboriginal mythology and science fiction collide in high-stakes ‘near fi’ drama, Cleverman , a genre-bending new TV series produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia and Pukeko Pictures for Australia’s ABC TV in co-production with Sundance TV and ... More >>

Weta Workshop helps to shape the future of art and tech'

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 11:46 am | Weta Workshop

It’s looking to be a watershed year for Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality LightfieldTM technology, and Wellington’s Weta Workshop is playing a pivotal creative role. More >>

Weta Workshop to international space station

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 10:47 am | Weta Workshop

When Weta Workshop General Manager, Dave Wilks answered a phone call on a Saturday morning back in September, the last person he expected would be on the other end was an astronaut, let alone one aboard the International Space Station. Fortunately ... More >>

Wal & Dog get a sunny new home

Thursday, 7 January 2016, 4:37 pm | Weta Workshop

From this year, there will be another great reason to visit Gisborne. Two, in fact. Commissioned by the city’s Arts in Public Places Committee, Weta Workshop has brought the iconic stars from Footrot Flats, Wal and Dog, to life in bronze. Gazing up at ... More >>

Workshop spreads some festive terror

Monday, 21 December 2015, 11:02 am | Weta Workshop

You better watch out because Krampus is here, and you can thank Weta Workshop for summoning him up from the depths of the workshop floor, along with a cavalcade of bloodthirsty Christmas beasties. More >>

Weta Workshop launches Thunderbirds Are Go experience

Saturday, 5 December 2015, 9:13 am | Weta Workshop

Fans of the Thunderbirds Are Go television series will be able to go behind the scenes and see the artistry behind the show from early December when the latest Weta Workshop tourism experience opens in Miramar. More >>

Weta Group celebrates 20 years with starring role

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 3:00 pm | Weta Workshop

Wellington, New Zealand: A collection of puppets, some make-up effects and a passion for the film and creative arts were the sum total of the Weta Group’s assets in 1994. More >>

Weta Comes to Auckland’s Sky Tower

Tuesday, 24 May 2011, 2:08 pm | Weta Workshop

SKYCITY and Weta Workshop are pleased to announce the signing of a new endeavour which will put the best of this country’s creativity on show in Auckland’s favourite tourist attraction. More >>

Weta Workshop-illustrated book gets kids onto ipad

Friday, 19 November 2010, 10:35 am | Weta Workshop

A children’s picture book illustrated by artists from the Oscar-winning special effects studio Weta Workshop is getting kids into reading on the iPad. Champ the Chopper , written by author Rebekah Palmer and illustrated by artists from Weta Workshop, ... More >>

It's Our Precious

Wednesday, 27 October 2010, 10:15 am | Weta Workshop

The crew at Weta would like to send out a huge hug of thanks to the thousands of people who have offered their support to the NZ film industry and keep The Hobbit in New Zealand. More >>





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