James Cameron, arguably the biggest and powerful director in Hollywood, is moving to New Zealand with his family.
01 February 2012
Cameron becomes Kiwi
Record breaking director James Cameron and his family have purchased some exclusive farmland property to the east of Wellington.
Mr Cameron, director of Avatar and Titanic, becomes the latest celebrity to emigrate to New Zealand after buying two farms in South Wairarapa.
The director, whose films have grossed more than any others in the history of cinema, is said to be "thrilled to be making a new home in New Zealand" with his family.
Land Information New Zealand documents show that Mr Cameron had received approval to buy the properties under his company Anglin Classics.
"We love the rugged landscape and the spirit of the people here" said Mr Cameron in a statement. "We are looking forward to becoming resident on our beautiful farm. We hope we will be accepted as good neighbours and good members of the community in South Wairarapa."
Mr Cameron announced late last year his intention to visit native New Zealander Peter Jackson on the set of his newest blockbuster The Hobbit. Peter Jackson, one of New Zealand's most famous sons, is attempting to combine the success of his previous Tolkien instalments with the 3D technology pioneered by Mr Cameron's epic success Avatar.
It would now seem as though Mr Cameron has fallen in love with the country with the announcement that he intends put his New Zealand visa to full use and live in the country indefinitely.
New Zealand isn't home to just two of Hollywood's elite, albeit two of the most powerful names in Hollywood, country music star Shania Twain also owns property in the country, as does Tom Cruise and Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood.
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