Worldwide fans of The Hobbit will be told Queenstown
is ''a beautiful jewel at the bottom of the world'' and
Strath Taieri is ''glorious'' when they watch a special
feature on the locations used in the trilogy from the comfort
of their own homes.
A majority of New Zealanders polled by the New Zealand Herald
back the $67 million in tax breaks given to the producers of
The Hobbit by the Government - but only if the films return
more than that to the local economy.
Andy Serkis reprises his role as Gollum in "The Hobbit: An
Unexpected Journey," to be released worldwide this week, but
his main role this time was as a second unit director,
shooting battle sequences in 3D for director Peter Jackson.