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Hobbits Deal with Government Compliance

July 24, 2012 at 8:42 am by Calisuri  - 

Thanks to Ringer David H from Auckland NZ, we have this link to a wonderfully revealing and in-depth PDF from The Department of Welfare and Housing Te Tari Kaupapa Whare. The document is titled: Compliance of barriers to a bridge located on a former film set at 501 Buckland Road, Matamata. You see, the bridge made famous in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was considered to be not complying with Clause F4 Safety from falling of the Building Code, and and as a result seemed to ultimately be required to make some adjustments to allow public use. However, after a lot of discussion, notes and analysis, you’ll see that Manager Determinations John Gardiner has reversed a previous decision and decided the bridge, in its current form, qualifies for code compliance! Hobbits of Hobbiton rejoice! The bridge will remain open!  [PDF]

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, LotR Production, Miscellaneous, Production, The Hobbit, Community on July 24, 2012 by
Source: Department of Building and Housing NZ Hobbits Deal with Government Compliance | Discuss

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2 responses to “Hobbits Deal with Government Compliance”

  1. When we were in NZ driving around to as many filming locations as possible 7 years ago, it cracked us up to find Buckland in our map just moments from The Shire itself!

  2. Olorin64 says:

    Awesome! Just the kind of thing people crazy enough to read through Tolkien’s appendices to LOTR would enjoy 😀

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