PHOTO: Sir Peter Jackson at the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the National War Memorial. Photo / file.

Sir Peter Jackson’s hometown once flirted with labelling itself Wellywood, but perhaps Jacksonville would be more appropriate after revelations the rich-list director has acquired more than a hundred million dollars in Wellington real estate over the past two decades.

According to data collated by CoreLogic the Hollywood director – and driving force behind the capital’s subsidised Wellywood film industry – has assembled a property empire based in Wellington, but with outposts stretching from Masterton to Queenstown, worth $150m.