According to Tom Scott from the Dominion Post, none of Wellingtons cinemas have yet confirmed that they will be receiving The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 48fps.
Peter Jackson’s spokesman Matt Dravitzki referred The Dominion Post to Warner Bros. The Post was unable to reach Warners, and local distributors Roadshow Entertainment did not return the paper’s calls.
Both the Miramar Roxy Cinema, and Event Cinemas which runs the Embassy Theater (and is expected will host An Unexpected Journey’s world premiere) expect to receive a 48fps copies. They are currently investing in the technology required to screen high-frame rate films.