Carpe Diem

December 2013: This former high school closed in 2007, and despite more than $85,000 spent on security since, fed-up residents have arranged patrols after systematic vandalism and theft. A poster in one of the classrooms ironically proclaims “seize the day”- yeah right… The New Zealand Government is currently trying to offload 52 closed schools. Doing […]

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Porirua Hospital Museum, Wellington NZ, today:  Visited the “Porirua Hospital Museum” today. It’s only open on Tuesdays from 1-4pm, I’ve been meaning to make an appointment for a while… The Museum is housed in the oldest surviving building of the former “Porirua Lunatic Asylum”, which held up to 1500 patients at its height in the […]

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