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Hobbits Deal with Government Compliance

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Jul 24 2012, 8:29am

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Hobbits Deal with Government Compliance

Thanks to Ringer David H from Auckland NZ, we have this link to a wonderfully revealing and in-depth PDF from The Department of Welfare and Housing Te Tari Kaupapa Whare. The document is titled: Compliance of barriers to a bridge located on a former film set at 501 Buckland Road, Matamata. You see, the bridge made famous in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was considered to be not complying with Clause F4 Safety from falling of the Building Code, and and as a result seemed to ultimately be required to make some adjustments to allow public use. However, after a lot of discussion, notes and analysis, you'll see that Manager Determinations John Gardiner has reversed a previous decision and decided the bridge, in its current form, qualifies for code compliance! Hobbits of Hobbiton rejoice! The bridge will remain open!  [PDF]


Jul 24 2012, 2:29pm

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I'm surprised there is no mention of the river

I don't know how environment policies work in NZ, but in the UK a geomorphological analysis of the channel would be needed, so that the bridge doesn't cause any problems of river bank erosion, sedimentation, channel mobility and conservation issues.

Tol Eressea

Jul 26 2012, 2:10am

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Another bit of news concerning this.