by RNZ — 16.4.2021
A deal to boost the local economy has been struck between the government and the global giant Amazon.
The company is currently filming a Lord of the Rings TV series in New Zealand.
Under a Memorandum of Understanding Amazon will get an extra 5 per cent from the Screen Production Grant in addition to the 20 per cent grant the production already qualifies for.
Amazon plans to spend about $650 million on season one of the show meaning it would be eligible for a rebate of over $160m.
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