Burnt Place

Hawera, Taranaki, NZ, June 2012: Another fire gutted building, this time in the town I grew up in, Hawera. The town has seen many major fires over the years, in pre-colonial times and during the early days of “Pakeha” settlement in particular. This led to the building of Hawera’s iconic concrete water tower. The Maori […]

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Taita, Wellington, NZ, last week:  I’ve noticed a few fire gutted houses around the place recently. Spotted the remains of this place last week. A quick google search (confirmed by google maps), found that police suspect this house had been burgled prior to being set alight….  

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Wellington, New Zealand, today:  Yesterday it was hail– today fire. The massive blaze broke out in a century old villa and brought the central city to a standstill. The building was abandoned and no one was injured, but the fire is being investigated and arson has not been ruled out.  Canon SX30is

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