16:29 Thousands of pages of documents have been released by the Government providing a chronology of the entire Saudi sheep saga.

16:25 Two people have died and 15 others were hurt after a circus tent collapsed during a fierce storm in the American state of New Hampshire.

16:21 The last surviving member of the WWII Dam Buster raids in 1943, Les Munro, has died in Tauranga Hospital aged 96 after suffering heart problems.

16:19 Kiwi environmentalists say US President Barack Obama's ambitious war on coal puts New Zealand efforts to shame.

16:15 The family of 36 year old Dean Whakatau, suspected of kidnapping 15-year-old L.A. Tukerangi, is pleading with him to do the right thing.

Mon, 20 Sep 2010

Michael Regina, a web site that got 500,000 hits a day

Bruce Hopkins chats to Michael Regina who along with Kiwi Erica Challis was one of the co-founders of the web site TheOneRing.Net. They were a couple of Tolkien fans who wanted to keep an eye on how the filming of Lord Of The Rings was progressing. Their subsequent website began getting 500,000 hits each day! TORN made history as a marketing tool for the film. Peter Jackson ended up supplying Michael with weekly video diaries of the making of King Kong

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