The film crew’s packed up and gone home from their work in Titahi Bay, just north of Wellington and a stone’s throw from where Peter Jackson grew up. My correspondent Flick wrote:
“Unfortunately my camera was in Auckland at the time (and I was crook) otherwise I would have taken some shots for you. Titahi Bay over looks the sea and Mana Island is in the back ground, if that helps. Apparently they were after the sky line.”
Mana Island is a small grass-covered flat-topped island, far enough out to sea that it usually appears a little hazy with distance. I wonder what they wanted it for?