Of Hobbit Holes and Elven Queens - Article From Official German Site
I found the following on the official German site. I worked with AltaVista to get the translation, so it might be a bit off. The picture does look great. I love the weathered look everything has.
The home of a Hobbit: A Hobbit Hole in a photo from Scoop.co.nz.
In October 1999 Scoop.co.nz, an on-line service from New Zealand, first published photos from The Lord of the Rings film set. In a valley in Waikato, New Zealand under enormous security, Hobbiton was being built in which the great adventure of the hobbits begins. The village was copied faithfully from Tolkien's novel. These photos were from an anonymous source, they were sent around the world and emerged even in well-known German film magazines. Now another photo of this set has appeared on Scoop which shows one of the houses in which the hobbits live (see picture). The filming work on this set quit in February.
The Australian actress Cate Blanchett arrived in Wellington, New Zealand, in order to prepare for her role in The Lord of the Rings. She plays the powerful and wise elven queen Galadriel, who meets Frodo (Elijah Wood) on his long journey in the golden forest of Lórien. Cate Blanchett met last Friday with director Peter Jackson and Liv Tyler in a Wellington restaurant to talk about some details over salad and wine reported the "The Evening Post". The filming preparations are so time-consuming that the 31-year old Blanchett has hardly any spare time.  Cate Blanchett can be seen in her Oscar nominated role in ELIZABETH, and her last movie, The Talented Mr. Ripley.