As New Zealand's future as the location for Peter
Jackson's The Hobbit films teeters in the balance,
Debbie Porteous and Naeem Alvi look at what the film industry
is worth to Otago and ask local film and tourism figures how
the films' departure would affect the region.
Moves to list remote Old Dunstan Rd in any district plans
would be opposed, according to a prominent landowner on the
historic Central Otago road that was last week added to the
New Zealand Historic Places Trust's national register.