Patea, Taranaki, NZ, early 2012. An early attempt at making a video- I think I’ve improved (ever so slightly) since. This was filmed at a favorite location in Taranaki, the Patea Coolstores. Just walking around the place gives me the creeps- hence the horror-esque soundtrack. Happy Halloween folks!

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Patea, Taranaki NZ, Sept 2012: Revisited the abandoned Patea coolstore recently. At it’s height it stored and chilled cheeses from the area, and meat from the adjacent Patea Freezing works… Situated right on the bank of the Patea river, freight was loaded directly onto ships for national redistribution and export… At over a century old- […]

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PTA Pt.2

Patea, South Taranaki, NZ, March 2012:   More images from the doomed and now derelict Patea Hospital. It’s seems insane to me that a former health facility -that served the local community for a century- should be left to ruin and vandalism in such a humiliating and undignified manner.  See the first part here.

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PTA Pt.1

Patea, Taranaki, NZ, December 2011:  The Historic former Patea Hospital (c.1880) still stands in it’s dilapidated state, 22 years after its closure. When the hospital finally closed its doors on December the 5th 1990, it had served the Patea District for over century.    Locals have been complaining for years about the eyesore, demanding the […]

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Patea, Taranaki, NZ, March 2012: The abandoned riverside cool stores in Patea still stand- the only connection left of the former Patea Freezing Works. The nearby works closed in 1982 due to a “downturn” in the NZ meat processing industry. The closure created huge unemployment in the area, it’s effect still felt to this day. The […]

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