Work on The Hobbit to go down to the wire

DIRECTOR Peter Jackson has posted new behind-the-scenes footage from The Hobbit days before its world premiere.

The 14-minute video features a tour of the post-production offices where the final touches are being made to the first instalment of Jackson's three-part Hobbit series.

"It's due to be completed literally two days before the premiere, hopefully," Jackson said with a laugh.

"You're going to see a lot of sleep-deprived people in this blog. Everyone is working around the clock to get the film finished."

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will have its world premiere in Wellington on Wednesday.

The film opens on Boxing Day.


CRIME WRAP: Multiple traffic incidents end with big fines

Premium Content CRIME WRAP: Multiple traffic incidents end with big fines

From rescue helicopters to unpaid registrations, this is everything Blackbutt...

Alleged drunk man tows car on D’Aguilar Highway, flips it

Premium Content Alleged drunk man tows car on D’Aguilar Highway, flips it

A man has had to have reconstructive surgery following a very unusual traffic...

Detectives bust Murgon man after alleged stealing spree

Premium Content Detectives bust Murgon man after alleged stealing spree

A Murgon man has been remanded in custody, to appear in Murgon Magistrates Court...