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
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.