A timetable of events ahead of The Hobbit World Premiere in Wellington this afternoon.
- 12pm: The Hobbit Market at Waitangi Park opens
- 2pm: Pre-screening entertainment – including giveaways - in Courtneay Place begins.
- 4pm: Neil Finn plays in front of the Embassy Theatre, The Hobbit Market closes.
- 4pm - LIVESTREAM: The Hobbit - World Premiere and Red Carpet
- 4:30pm: Stars and VIPs arrive on the Red Carpet.
- 5:30pm: Air New Zealand’s Hobbit plane will fly over Courtenay Place.
- 6:30pm: Sir Peter Jackson, Prime Minister John Key and Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown to speak.
- 7pm: VIP screenings begin at the Embassy and Reading cinemas.
- 9:50pm: Premiere screenings end.