Richard TaylorThe force behind Wellington’s Weta Workshop, Richard Taylor, has won the supreme award at the World Class New Zealand awards. The awards, presented on Wednesday night, honour New Zealand’s tall poppies who are successful on an international level. For the last 15 years Weta Workshop – a special effects facility of which Taylor co-founded and is the creative director – has created models, makeup and monsters for movies like the Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong. Business leaders honour Weta’s Taylor