Lowering the anti

By Linda Sanders In Money

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31st January, 2013
During the holidays, an old derelict wharf near my house was the site of two weddings. The wharf is much photographed and was presumably chosen as a good backdrop for wedding pictures, despite being in its final stages of disintegration. It was originally built during the 1920s as a berth for ships transporting iron ore that was being mined and processed nearby. The collapse in prices during the Depression and reduced estimates of the resource meant the business – the NZ Steel of its day – failed and the wharf has slowly fallen apart. You can look at the wharf in two ways: as a decaying ...

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