21 Dec 2017

The Long Way Home: Hopkins in the studio

1:44 pm on 21 December 2017

Lord of the Rings actor Bruce Hopkins is taking The Long Way Home; walking the ashes of his father and brother back to their home on Rakiura/Stewart Island along Te Araroa - New Zealand's Trail.

Bruce Hopkins

Bruce Hopkins Photo: Bruce Hopkins

Well, he was doing that but there's been a hiccup or two with his health and the ashes have gone missing. No, really.

Bruce has carried on, nonetheless, and has made it all the way from Cape Reinga to Palmerston North. Not bad for only two months of walking.

He's off the trail and back home in Auckland for his son's wedding and to spend Christmas with his whanau. Bruce is in the RNZ studio this afternoon to record an interview with producer Justin Gregory for the next episode in the series.

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