Melanie McMinn


About Melanie McMinn

An expat American, Melanie lives in the magical land of Middle Earth or, as the Muggles would put it, New Zealand. She writes about green, sustainable living at the Frugal Kiwi. Follow her on Twitter at @frugalkiwi


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Peter Capaldi Cast as New ‘Doctor Who’

Oscar award winning Scottish actor Peter Capaldi has been announced as the 12th Doctor Who. At 55 years old, he's the same age as William Hartnell when he originated the role in 1963.







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Giant Gollum Comes to Wellington, New Zealand

Weta Workshop, Peter Jackson's design company, has installed a suspended 42 foot long and 10 foot high Gollum sculpture in the main terminal at the Wellington, New Zealand airport. Frugal Kiwi's Melanie McMinn brings us the video.




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Lark Rise to Candleford: A Costume Drama to Watch With ...

Looking for a gentle series with beautiful costumes, lovely settings, and most importantly, independent women? Melanie McMinn reviews Lark Rise to Candleford, a British drama that's perfect to watch with your daughters, moms, grandmas, and all the other women in your life.