What say we forget local politics for awhile and escape to James Cameron’s New Zealand paradise:
Some of Mr. Cameron’s new neighbors seem to have an open mind. But most worry about his ability to inhabit this paradise without becoming the kind of disrupter he pilloried in “Avatar.” Will the millions he plunked down for the property increase everyone’s taxes? What about continued access to Lake Pounui for the eel researchers at Victoria University of Wellington? Mr. Cameron has already closed a little hall on his land that had been used for wedding receptions, thus severing the public from what locals now refer to as “his lake.”
…Asked if he might reopen that wedding hall, Mr. Cameron paused a bit, then said, “That’s going to be my workshop.”
Government mandate states that part of Cameron’s land must remain a working farm. Right now it’s a sheep and cattle farm —”long the staple of the New Zealand economy”—-but —you guessed it — Cameron and his family are on a plant-based diet.
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