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Audio Interview with Ian Brodie – The Man Who Travels Middle-earth

Audio Interview with Ian Brodie – The Man Who Travels Middle-earth

Middle-earth News contributor Sébastien Sigaut got a chance to sit down with award-winning author and photographer Ian Brodie in a little coffee shop in New Zealand a few months ago. Brodie is the author of the The […]

Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd Reunited in New Zealand

Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd Reunited in New Zealand

Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd, best known for their portrayal of Merry and Pippin in Peter Jackson’s trilogy of The Lord of the Rings, met each other for the first time in New Zealand, during […]

Top Lord of the Rings & Hobbit Locations

Top Lord of the Rings & Hobbit Locations

Last month, Middle-earth News gave tips to explore Middle-earth locations in New Zealand. These tips and were based on personal experiences. Of course, there are many other The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit locations […]

Exploring Middle-Earth: Tour Guides and Tips

Exploring Middle-Earth: Tour Guides and Tips

Planning your next holidays and considering to go to New Zealand? The chances are that you will visit at least one The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit movie location, whether you are a […]

One of New Zealand’s Most Popular Bars: The Green Dragon

One of New Zealand’s Most Popular Bars: The Green Dragon

According to Stuff.co.nz, the Green Dragon Inn in Matamata has become one of New Zealand’s busiest bars. Since the closest I’ve ever been to the Green Dragon is through the films, I can only imagine […]

An Eagle’s View of Middle-earth

An Eagle’s View of Middle-earth

S-von-P has put together this awesome piece of Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel. The character, who comes not from the pages of Tolkien, but was created by the filmmakers, is the head of the Elven guard of Mirkwood. […]

New Zealand Stars in ‘The Hobbit’

New Zealand Stars in ‘The Hobbit’

Air New Zealand has released a new video called “The Magic Making of Middle-earth” that shows off some of the beautiful locations that were used to film The Hobbit movies. “It’s a totally magical place,” […]

An Eagle’s View of Middle-earth

An Eagle’s View of Middle-earth

This shirt is so cute, and I’m going to suggest that it’s pretty spoiler-free if you haven’t read J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Though I expect Middle-earth aficionados to express annoyance at the placement and design of […]

Seeing Hobbiton With My Own Eyes

Seeing Hobbiton With My Own Eyes

I’ve seen countless photos of Hobbiton. Whether they were taken by professionals or amateurs, Hobbiton holds its own magic and it shows through each snap shot someone takes. Still, with all the beauty I’ve seen […]

New Zealand’s Hobbit Installations

New Zealand’s Hobbit Installations

The world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington, New Zealand is only days away! As the debut draws near, locals and visitors will see more and more of the commonplace sites being […]