The hobbit holes of Matamata are coming to life again. The farmer’s paddock made famous as Hobbiton in the Lord of the Rings movies is being resurrected for two The Hobbit prequel films. The Waikato set was stripped in 2002 except for the frames of 17 hobbit holes underground houses for the fictional creatures. But now fruit trees are being planted, hedgerows are being groomed and new hillocks are being marked off as the sites of more hobbit homes. More..