Abandoned Dairy Factory – Ruawai

On our way heading through Northland for an overnight investigation of a Dargaville based Hotel, Sam and I stumbled upon this abandoned and derelict 1915 built Dairy Factory in the quiet rural town of Ruawai.  Photos by Mark Wallbank and Sam Collier.


One comment

  1. ken gurney

    Thanks for memory!Born 1940 my first 25yrs was 200m from this factory. Grandfather ran the petrol bowsers at front. Adjacent was thriving general store, vet clinic, factory office and several worker houses.The factory made butter and milk powder. The coy later shifted into the township where it now houses a kumara distribution operation.
    Ken, Levin, NZ

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