Natalie

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

‘‘It has been a me­dia frenzy here, each time I’ve seen some­one with a TV cam­era or a notepad I won­der where they are from, TV3, TV1, the New Zealand Her­ald, the Waikato Times have all been in.

All we could say was no com­ment, but they kind of ex­pected that and they also asked generic ques­tions about vis­i­tor num­bers be­fore and af­ter the an­nounce­ments, if peo­ple are still com­ing in be­cause of it. We have also had stu­dents and back­pack­ers ask­ing for dis­counts on the Hob­biton tours, or if they can go out by them­selves.

‘‘ I’m hop­ing for an­other busy sum­mer be­cause it is the North­ern Hemi­sphere win­ter and ev­ery­one is in hol­i­day

mode.’’

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