New Zealand becomes Middle Earth as Hobbit mania takes hold

New Zealand’s capital city was rushing to complete its transformation into a haven for hairy feet and pointed ears on Tuesday as stars jetted in for the long-awaited world premiere of the first movie of the Hobbit trilogy. Wellington, where director Peter Jackson and much of the post production is based, has renamed itself ‘the Middle of Middle Earth’, as fans held costume parties and city workers prepared to lay 500 meters of red carpet.

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