A sculpture of Gollum, the villainous Lord of the Rings hobbit, stands in front of a welcome sign in Hobbiton Town, Matamata, New Zealand. Photo: AP

New Zealand customs officers now have the power to demand passwords to digital devices

Digital-savvy Chinese tourists have flocked to New Zealand to see sights that include a 1,250 acre sheep farm that became Hobbiton, the home of the hobbits in JRR Tolkien’s fantasy land Middle Earth

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A sculpture of Gollum, the villainous Lord of the Rings hobbit, stands in front of a welcome sign in Hobbiton Town, Matamata, New Zealand. Photo: AP
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