Lord of the Rings celebrates 20 years since the first movie

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 10 Dec 2021, 7:53AM
Lord Of The Rings - Matamata, New Zealand (Photo / Reddit)
Lord Of The Rings - Matamata, New Zealand (Photo / Reddit)

Lord of the Rings celebrates 20 years since the first movie

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 10 Dec 2021, 7:53AM

Kiwi film lovers and fans of Middle-Earth will know today is an important anniversary. 

It's been 20 years since the first Lord of the Rings movie premiered. 

The Fellowship of the Ring started a global film franchise, but helped put New Zealand on the map in the film industry. 

As well as this, Hobbiton has become an international tourist attraction. 

Hobbiton movie set deputy CEO Shayne Forrest joined Tim Dower. 

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