New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth

Film New Zealand welcomes you to New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth (H.O.M.E.).

Here you can find out all about the great New Zealanders bringing The Hobbit Trilogy to life on screen, and join in the merriment as we celebrate these incredible films and the screen industry behind them. Read how the Glenorchy volunteer fire brigade, the digger driver from PioPio, the resource planner from Whakatane and the entire town of Naseby among others helped make these films happen. 

We’ll be adding lots more over the coming months including exclusive content. So keep making the journey back to New Zealand the Home of Middle-earth.

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