The Hobbit

Glenorchy going green

The green world of a hobbit means a 10,000 litre water tank will have to be placed near Glenorchy for the irrigation of the temporary grasses and plants on the set of the Peter Jackson-directed film The Hobbit.

Hundreds answer 'Hobbit' extras call

Hundreds answer 'Hobbit' extras call

Hundreds of people of all ages, shapes and sizes came to Oamaru yesterday in a bid to be part of The Hobbit movie being filmed by Peter Jackson.

Wide array vie for 'Hobbit' extra roles

A steady flow of Wakatipu residents of all shapes, sizes, ages and backgrounds attended the open call for extras for The Hobbit at the Queenstown Events Centre yesterday.

'Lost' star joins 'Hobbit' cast

'Lost' star joins 'Hobbit' cast

Wellington's celebrity spotters have one more target to look out for.

Long flights take toll on Hobbit actor

Long flights take toll on Hobbit actor

An actor in The Hobbit movies is reportedly suffering from suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after making numerous long-haul flights to and from New Zealand.

CTU to see lawyers over Hobbit decision

The Council of Trade Unions will seek legal advice on challenging an Ombudsman's rejection of its bid to get a copy of the Crown Law opinion on last year's industrial dispute over the filming of The Hobbit.

Release dates for The Hobbit announced

Release dates for The Hobbit announced

Sir Peter Jackson's two-film adaptation of J R R Tolkien's The Hobbit has release dates.

'Explosion' at Hobbit studio

'Explosion' at Hobbit studio

Two people working on the Hobbit have been taken to hospital after an "explosion" at the studios where the movies are being filmed.

Stephen Fry joins 'Hobbit' cast

Stephen Fry joins 'Hobbit' cast

British actor and performer Stephen Fry will appear in 'The Hobbit' movie, director Peter Jackson announced today.

Hobbit shoot starts but not in Wakatipu

Hobbit shoot starts but not in Wakatipu

Cameras began rolling on The Hobbit in Wellington this week. However, there was no assurance location shooting would occur in the Wakatipu.

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