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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 […]

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 […]

NZ Tourism Flourishes Thanks to ‘The Hobbit’

NZ Tourism Flourishes Thanks to ‘The Hobbit’

The release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey played no small part in the dramatic increase in New Zealand’s tourist numbers. International visitors for March 2013 were up 13% from March 2012. Population statistics project […]

New Zealand’s New Tourism Slogan: 100% Middle-earth

According to Tolkien Examiner Josh Vogt, New Zealand will be launching a new tourism slogan late this month. “100% Middle-earth” has been in the works for awhile now, beginning with an advertising campaign which capitalizes […]

Third Hobbit Film ‘Great News’

With additional filming for the second and third films scheduled for next year, The Hobbit (a $639 million project) will feature more details on Bilbo and the dwarves, key battles, and the rise of the […]

‘Hobbit’ Expected to Heighten New Zealand Tourism

‘Hobbit’ Expected to Heighten New Zealand Tourism

Tourism New Zealand told reporters at the Trenz conference in Queenstown that they are very close to signing a deal with Hobbit filmmaking entities Warner Brothers and Wingnut Films. Chief executive Kevin Bowler said, “We are […]