The Hobbit

Hobbit stirs criticism, pride

Hobbit stirs criticism, pride

Kiwi fans of The Hobbit are critical of the Government's and even director Sir Peter Jackson's role in the film trilogy's industrial relations dispute, a survey shows.

US comedian to appear in 'Hobbit' film

United States comedian and talk-show host Stephen Colbert will make an appearance in one of Peter Jackson's Hobbit films.

Wellington 'renamed' for Hobbit premiere

Wellington 'renamed' for Hobbit premiere

Wellington will briefly rename itself "The Middle of Middle-Earth" when it hosts the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on November 28.

'Highly impressed' by 'Hobbit' trailer depiction of NZ

Tourism New Zealand chief executive Kevin Bowler says he is "highly impressed" by the depiction of New Zealand as the "home of Middle-earth" in the second trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, released last week.

Hobbit poster not NZ - report

Hobbit poster not NZ - report

The film industry's version of JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth is being touted as "100 Per Cent Pure New Zealand" but there is also a slice of English countryside.

Promotion gaining interest

Promotion gaining interest

Advertisements featuring Queenstown and Southern Lakes beauty spots which star in an international Hobbit inspired promotion for New Zealand, have been watched more than 500,000 times and counting.

Release date set for third Hobbit film

Release date set for third Hobbit film

The third instalment in Sir Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy is set to be released in mid-2014.

Come to Hobbit land

Come to Hobbit land

Southern Lakes vistas play a key role in the first stage of the new global "100% Middle-earth, 100% Pure New Zealand" campaign, which draws on The Hobbit films, Tourism New Zealand says.

Third 'Hobbit' a bonus

Third 'Hobbit' a bonus

Splitting The Hobbit into three films will spread the international tourism dividends for Queenstown, Otago and other filming locations in New Zealand over more years than anticipated, tourism chiefs say.

'Hobbit' to be a trilogy

'Hobbit' to be a trilogy

Peter Jackson's film adaptation of "The Hobbit" will be split into three movies, the director and the studios behind the venture says.

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