Prison

One of New Zealand’s oldest prison’s has finally closed its doors- after well over a century of use. It’s current status is deemed earthquake prone and too expensive to maintain. Now decommissioned, it’s listed as a category 1 historic building and land-banked for Treaty of Waitangi settlements…

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Artillery

Wellington, NZ, Oct 2013: This coastal artillery battery (one of many) was built to defend New Zealand’s capital Wellington against a Naval attack. Work began in 1908 on constructing a 2 gun battery using 6″MkVII guns. By 1912 these 6″ guns were manned by the Wellington Naval Artillery Volunteers. At its prime at the beginning […]

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The Hunter

Wairarapa, NZ, yesterday: Met this young local hunter at the beginning of the Rimutaka Rail Trail yesterday. He was pretty quiet at first, then opened up and gave me a detailed breakdown of the lay of the land ahead. With his four pig dogs- GPS collars around their necks- he was heading off-trail into the […]

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Future Fix

New Zealand, October 2013: Exploring the grounds of a former historic hospital- unfortunately now earmarked for demolition due to the large amount of asbestos and at least a $50m repair bill.

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