Mount Ngauruhoe, in New Zealand featured in the LotR movies as Mount Doom. However, the mountain range is sacred to the iwi and local Maori are “set to put their foot down” and refuse permission for filming to take place. Peter Jackson may have to move filming to Mount Taranaki and the Southern Alps.

To date only two film locations have been confirmed, Stone Street studios in Wellington, and Hobbiton in the town of Matamata. An application has however been made to film at the Aratiatia Rapids and these may be used as the location for the Forest River. You can read the full story here.

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