This happened again last month, when a large number of international travel professionals visited New Zealand to learn about our country as a great place to visit - 100% Middle Earth!
As part of their activities, the group participated in a "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" style challenge to win their very own gold Jens Hansen ring.
Three lucky travel agents - Brooke Ebony Killeen, Kellie Marshall, and Kellie Green - were able to walk away with their own 9 ct gold version of the one movie ring – a prize which got the attention of all 400 who competed ruthlessly to win the challenge.
Presented with their prizes by host and MC The Hobbit star James Nesbitt, the three winners were “overwhelmed” and “a little star struck” when they found out they had won.
Kellie Marshall (right) and Loren Heaphy, Nelson Tasman Tourism.
Kellie Green wearing her prize
"I really like Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit so I was thrilled to win ‘my precious’ ring! I told my partner he should make it into an engagement ring for me hehe." - Brooke