The following pictures were taken at Whakapapa ski-field on Mt Ruapehu at the weekend. Peter Jackson's film crews have
been filming scenes for the Lord of The Rings trilogy of films there recently.
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.