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Breaking News: Fire at Wellington Film Studios

September 30, 2010 at 10:49 pm by xoanon  - 

Story developing: A studio that helped make some of Wellington’s most famous films is on fire in Wellington. A huge fire at Portsmouth Miniatures Studio broke out at 3.10pm. A pall of smoke can be seen all over the eastern suburbs, rising from the building, near Wellington Airport.

The studio’s manager said she was on her way to the scene. No-one was hurt, she said. ”And that’s the main thing.” Crews from all around the Wellington region have gone to fight the blaze. Portsmouth Miniatures Studio has had a hand in many Wellington films. Its facilities were used during the making of Peter Jackson movies including King Kong and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

Update from tvnz.co.nz: It is believed to be the Rongotai studio where he films miniatures, located behind the Kilbirnie Fire Station.


Fire burns a Wellington studio owned by Sir Peter Jackson. – Source: Picture supplied by Matt Kovesdi

Posted in Events, Headlines, New Zealand on September 30, 2010 by

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13 responses to “Breaking News: Fire at Wellington Film Studios”

  1. Jaytor_x1 says:

    I asked what else can happen to this film, and here’s the answer. Better check out that union, they could very well be involved.

  2. Thats a real shame =/

  3. Chris says:

    That studio fire is just a foreboding of the New Zealand film industry going up in smoke…so who lit the fuse you ask? that nasty vicious jealous Australian actors unon…that’s who.

  4. Timdalf says:

    I think we need to look to the ultimate source of all the troubles dear Peter Jackson & Co are undergoing: Someone with horns and a tail really does not like his Tolkien projects!! As a priest once remarked to me: No good deed goes unpunished! 😉

  5. Sven says:

    oh, what now?

  6. Kashifa says:

    still there is a hope…………..

  7. Kashifa says:

    still there is a hope……………..

  8. Joshua says:

    Very, very sad. Breaks my heart.

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