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.


By Mark Wallbank

Paranormal Investigator and Founder of Haunted Auckland. I have been a mad researcher of everything Paranormal, Extraterrestrial and Crypto-zoological, since early childhood. When not creating electronic music, watching Horror movies and documentaries, archiving and documenting NZ’s diverse and eclectic music history, I have spent countless hours investigating and furthering my research out in the field, either as part of a group or solo, since the early 80′s. I’ve spent much time in opportunistic investigations whilst travelling around New Zealand and Internationally.

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1 comment

  1. 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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