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Nelsonians Haven’t Seen the Last of Hobbits

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About 150 people from The Hobbit production left Nelson Airport after filming in the area for a week.  A crew member let slip that the group filming at Takaka Hill at Canaan Downs was The Hobbit’s “second unit.” According to him, “The main unit goes through first – we’re sort of like the mop-up crew.” As stated by the Nelson Mail, the crew worked grueling hours, from 4:30am to 7:00pm every day for six days. The same crew member said that the second unit would be joining the main unit in Dunedin, but that Nelson locals were “bound to” have some celebrity sightings when the main unit returned to the area in December.

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