In New Zealand, final preparations are underway for the world premiere of The Return of the King, the final film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Megan Neil examines how the films have propelled Australia’s Tasman neighbour onto the world stage. Gandalf and the hobbits are here, along with Aragorn, the man destined to be king. But for the Kiwis, the real star of The Lord of the Rings is director Peter Jackson. [More]