A tall poppy statue that Weta Workshops’ special effects guru Richard Taylor designed six years ago can finally cosy up next to his Oscars. Named the supreme winner of the 2009 World Class New Zealand Awards last night, Taylor said he had designed the winning statue and produced a set each year for the past six years. “It’s really odd receiving an award you made yourself,” he said. “I didn’t know when I sent them up here [to Auckland] that one of them was for me.” Statue Taylor made for the cabinet