The Hobbit

The Hobbit filming starts today

The Hobbit filming starts today

Filming for The Hobbit movie has begun in Wellington.

Hobbit makers eye Wanaka

Hobbit makers eye Wanaka

Wanaka is reportedly in the sights of the makers of The Hobbit after Maori elders refused to let Peter Jackson film at the North Island mountain which doubled as Mt Doom in Lord of the Rings.

'Hobbit' stars meet the media

'Hobbit' stars meet the media

Key cast members of 'The Hobbit' made their first media appearance today, clearly ready to get the show on the road following chronic delays and industrial action.

Start date for 'Hobbit' announced

Start date for 'Hobbit' announced

The first day of shooting for the 'Hobbit' movies has been set for March 21, production company 3Foot7 announced today.

Peter Jackson discharged from hospital

Peter Jackson discharged from hospital

Sir Peter Jackson has been discharged from Wellington Hospital to complete his recovery at home, following an operation for a perforated ulcer, his publicist said today.

Jackson recovering in intensive care

Jackson recovering in intensive care

Sir Peter Jackson is recovering in Wellington Hospital's intensive care unit after undergoing surgery for a stomach ulcer.

Sir Peter Jackson has surgery for perforated ulcer

Sir Peter Jackson has surgery for perforated ulcer

Sir Peter Jackson has undergone surgery after being admitted to Wellington Hospital with acute stomach pains.

Brownlee rejects claims he lied about Hobbit

Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee has denied accusations he misled Parliament when filmmakers were considering moving The Hobbit film production overseas.

Getting 'Hobbit' comments tall order

They were keen on non-speaking parts, and non-speaking they stayed yesterday.

Union says Jackson email vindicates Hobbit stance

Union says Jackson email vindicates Hobbit stance

An email from Sir Peter Jackson shows union action had nothing to do with Warner Bros.' decision on whether or not The Hobbit would be filmed in New Zealand, says Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly.

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