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The Hobbiton movie set near Matamata, New Zealand,
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The Hobbiton movie set near Matamata, New Zealand, was created with permanent materials to ensure a lasting real-world experience for fans of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" movie trilogies, with winding paths that pass by the many Hobbit holes. (Nov. 27, 2012)(Credit: Handout)

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New Zealand's 'Hobbit' tourism

The "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" movies are seeing tourists head to New Zealand to see where the films were shot.

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