Category Archives: Horowhenua

gymguano

Okay- so what else do you call a video exploring an abandoned school gymnasium full of pigeon poop…?  🙂

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The Centre

At the close of the Second World War, this former Air Force base was converted into a “Mental Deficiency Colony” to house children deemed ‘backward’. By the mid 1970′s it had become the largest psychopaedic hospital in the southern hemisphere, with a population exceeding 700. The centre was “deinstitutionalised” in 2005 and has been largely abandoned, but not forgotten.

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