‘Scoop’ news agency has identified another possible filming location. They say that some filming may take place west of Masterton. This would put it in an area of bush and hills overlooking the Wairarapa plains. Though Masterton is conveniently close to Wellington, Scoop believes that Peter Jackson may be living in a house in the area during filming.

Meanwhile, word from some South Island contacts gives the 5th of November as the start date for filming around Queenstown. Get your binoculars out, my hiking friends….