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.

Wellington production company 3 Foot 7 Ltd has submitted a resource consent application to Lakes Environmental Queenstown to install the tank in order to water the greenery.

The tank would be placed near Arcadia Station, where filming is set to begin this month.

It will continue to mid December.

A 30-member crew has already began preparation at Arcadia Station ahead of filming.

Filming would occur mainly at Arcadia Station, Glenorchy, and at Tuckers Beach.