Air New Zealand Named 2014 Airline of the Year

Air New Zealand has been named the top airline of 2014 by a safety and ratings review website which heaped unrestrained praise on the carrier… [Read More]


The Green Dragon: Hobbit Pub in Matamata, New Zealand

The Green Dragon, a New Zealand pub that recreates the look and feel of the same drinking establishment as seen in the Lord of the… [Read More]


‘The Hobbit’ increases tourism to New Zealand

The picturesque scenery of New Zealand featured in “The Hobbit” last year is credited for a spike in the number of international visitors to the… [Read More]


Peter Jackson’s First Video Blog from The Hobbit Set

Director Peter Jackson’s first video blog from the New Zealand set of The Hobbit. The ten minute video takes us into Hobbiton and Rivendell, and… [Read More]


Production Begins on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit

After much stops, starts, departing director, and illness — production on the Hobbit has begun in New Zealand! Here’s even two photos that director Peter… [Read More]


“The Hobbit” officially adds Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen

And a big sigh of relief from Tolkien fans.
Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen are back. The two actors will reprise their roles of Gollum… [Read More]


Cate Blanchett joins cast of ‘The Hobbit’

Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett has signed on to Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ films, reprising her role as the elf queen Galadriel.
The news is… [Read More]


Peter Jackson to shoot The Hobbit in 3D

The news comes from RED, that Peter Jackson will be shooting The Hobbit in 3D entirely on thirty hand-machined RED EPIC cameras, starting early next… [Read More]


‘The Hobbit’ starts production in January

Middle Earth fans can rejoice. It appears that ‘The Hobbit’ will be given the greenlight and begin production early in 2011. ‘The Hobbit’ will be… [Read More]


Peter Jackson likely to take over helm of ‘The Hobbit’

Peter Jackson may be returning to Middle Earth.
One month after Guillermo del Toro dropped out of directing The Hobbit, Jackson, who directed all three… [Read More]