Scoop’s anonymous Hobbit photographer has been busy again snapping away at Lord of The Rings sets, this time at the most
photographed set of them all, the Haywards Hill (Dry Creek) quarry. Filming at the site is now fully underway with
scenes of orcs storming the castle at night depicted on the front page of the Evening Post yesterday. Peter Jackson’s
$360 million Lord of The Rings trilogy is the largest film project ever undertaken in New Zealand.
The higher formation at the Haywards Hill quarry set.
The lower formation at the Haywards Hill quarry set.
Alastair Thompson is the co-founder of Scoop. He is of Scottish and Irish extraction and from Wellington, New Zealand. Alastair has 24 years experience in the
media, at the Dominion, National Business Review, North & South magazine, Straight Furrow newspaper and online since 1997. He is the winner of several journalism awards for business and investigative work.