in skimpy costumes, blew bagpipes for all they were worth,
clung tight to swaying floats, and still managed to marshall
sufficient Christmas cheer to overcome a bleak, bitterly cold
Dunedin summer's day.
The last film in the Hobbit trilogy has received resounding
praise following its premiere in Wellington today - but fans
need not lose hope it's the last of the Tolkein-inspired
tales to hit the screen, with another rumoured to be in the