Shire Store opens for busi­ness

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

The Shire Store at Hob­biton was of­fi­cially opened last week. There have been a lot of de­vel­op­ments go­ing on at the Shire’s Rest on Buck­land Rd lately and the new Shire Store will house a reser­va­tion cen­tre and stock an ex­ten­sive range of New Zealand prod­ucts along with Lord of the Rings tril­ogy and The Hob­bit sou­venirs.

To add to the rus­tic feel, there are panoramic pho­tographs of the sur- round­ing land­scape on the walls and even a few of the Alexan­der fam­ily who own the prop­erty which were taken from their per­sonal col­lec­tion.

The open­ing of the Shire Store was at­tended by more than 150 peo­ple who en­joyed a close-up look at the new premises, a guided tour of the movie set and end­less food and drink to mark an­other very suc­cess­ful year for Hob­biton Movie Set Tours. was there ...

Team work: Blaze and Ash Tan­ner, Neil and Sharyn Goodger, and Peter and Diane Jager from Mata­mata-pi­ako District Coun­cil.

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