From: Andrew

The local Radio Station in Whakatane had two interviews with Lord Of The Rings Staff.
Claire Raskind media spokesperson and Matt Cooper location scout, and a local man from my home town.

They are shooting at Whakapapa Ski field on Mount Ruapehu and getting fantastic results for the Mordor Battle scenes. 800 staff on set. Ruapehu alpine lifts are showing heaps of support and help for the production. It is not often they have orks on the Lifts!!!

The mountain has been misty and very moody over the last two weeks which is typical. Snow on the peaks but not on the field at this stage.