An anonymous Ringer sends in this heads up about a Hobbit casting call in Tauranga, New Zealand:

The Bay of Plenty Times (Tauranga’s regional newspaper) had an ad in the weekend edition’s classifieds. It was an official casting call for The Hobbit, asking for men under 5’7″ and women under 5’2″, for filming in Matamata in early 2011. They said they will be in Tauranga on Wed 24th Nov between 2 and 4pm at the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre, cnr Devonport Rd and 11th Ave. Gutted that I’m 5’9″!

If anyone can scan the ad, please send it our way! [Contact TORn] [Map of Location]