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  Hobbiton comes to life in New Zealand
Updated 06 December 2001, 17.30
A town in New Zealand is about to become a home to hobbits
A town in New Zealand called Matamata is changing its name to Hobbiton to celebrate the launch of the first Lord of the Rings film.

Hobbiton is the place in the Shire where the hobbits live in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit.

A farm near Matamata in New Zealand was used in the big budget film version of the Lord of the Rings trilogy as Hobbiton.

Hobbit burgers

When the town changes its name for a short time, local takeaway food shops are even planning on selling 'hobbit burgers'

And the people in charge of Matamata are hoping that the actors who played Hobbits in the movie will give them tips to help them make the town look just right.

The first of the three Lord of the Rings films, The Fellowship of the Ring, is in cinemas in Britain from 19 December.

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