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State of emergency declared as Christchurch digs out from second major temblor in five months.

SYDNEY — As rescue and recovery moved into a second night in New Zealand following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Christchurch, Peter Jackson and The Hobbit production have offered any practical assistance they can to their fellow New Zealanders and others affected by the tragedy, while others in the industry are starting to galvanise for fundraising efforts.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter Jackson said that “everyone involved in the production of The Hobbit is shocked and saddened by the earthquake and it’s devastating aftermath.

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