Post Tagged with: "New Zealand"

[Video] Lord of the Rings: Quiet Environmentalism

[Video] Lord of the Rings: Quiet Environmentalism

I recently stumbled upon, via James’ blog A Tolkienist’s Perspective, a nice video about environmentalism and Middle-earth on the Our Changing Climate YouTube channel. It talks about the importance of nature, the role that plays […]

New Zealand Tourism Has Overtaken Dairy as the Nation’s Top Earner of Overseas Dollars

New Zealand Tourism Has Overtaken Dairy as the Nation’s Top Earner of Overseas Dollars

New Zealand has always been famous for its dairy industry, but the income from dairy products has fallen by 22 percent over the past two years, Statistics New Zealand says. “Dairy farmer Jessie Chan-Dorman, who […]

Interview with Jenny Dolfen, Author of ‘Songs of Sorrow and Hope’

Interview with Jenny Dolfen, Author of ‘Songs of Sorrow and Hope’

Oloris Publishing is releasing a book entitled, Songs of Sorrow and Hope: The Art of Jenny Dolfen at the beginning of this year. Songs of Sorrow and Hope: The Art of Jenny Dolfen is a rich, visual journey that […]

The Middle’s Middle-earth Adventure Sweepstakes

The Middle’s Middle-earth Adventure Sweepstakes

ABC’s show, The Middle is running a sweepstakes with the amazing prize of a New Zealand cruise with Princess Cruises for two! This sweepstakes is eligible for those who are 21 years or older and reside in the […]

Aidan Turner, ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Poldark’

Aidan Turner, ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Poldark’

Aidan Turner is about to take to our TV screens on a Sunday night as the lead in the new BBC period drama Poldark. I was recently invited, on behalf of Middle-earth News, to a screening […]

Rivendell Archway Revival

Rivendell Archway Revival

Remember that beautiful archway in Rivendell where the Fellowship departed through to start their journey? Sure you do! If you ever wanted to see it up close in person, you’re in luck! A replica of the archway has […]

Weta Workshop’s Latest ‘The Hobbit’ Merchandise

Weta Workshop’s Latest ‘The Hobbit’ Merchandise

Without a doubt, Weta Workshop creates some of the most beautiful prop replicas and movie merchandise in the world! And now we Tolkien fans have even more products to tempt our wallets. Which is your favorite? To see […]

The 12 Days of Ori – Day 7

The 12 Days of Ori – Day 7

Today is Day 7 of The 12 Days of Ori, and Hobbit actor Adam Brown is filling us in on his favorite places in New Zealand. In case you missed it, yesterday we learned about […]

The 12 Days of Ori – Day 5

The 12 Days of Ori – Day 5

Today is Day 5 of The 12 Days of Ori and we’re talking with Hobbit actor Adam Brown about how the training he did for the film made an impact on his life. If you […]

Lord of the Rings location scout Dave Comer dies

Lord of the Rings location scout Dave Comer dies

The 58-year-old, who helped redefine New Zealand as Middle-earth, passed away on Christmas Day after suffering a rare form of cancer. With his love for photography and the Fiordland, he was instrumental in selecting some of the […]