Dailies | Pro-'Hobbit’ New Zealanders Plan Nationwide Rally to Greet WB Execs

Supporters of “The Hobbit” staying in New Zealand will march Monday

"There is no Middle Earth without New Zealand."

Or so they hope — in New Zealand.

Kiwis who would keep the production of the two-part "Lord of the Rings" prequel in New Zealand plan to turn out en masse Monday to greet arriving Warner Bros. executives.

Studio brass will be in the down-under country this week to decide whether a spat with local unions is cause to move production elsewhere.

But these folks seem pretty serious about not letting that happen …