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Report - Car Graveyard - Raupunga - March 2015

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by WildBoyz, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. WildBoyz

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    On the outskirts of Raupunga a number of car graveyards can be found. Raupunga itself is a small settlement in the northern part of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. It is estimated that there are 246 occupied dwellings, and that 642 people live in the area; although this statistic shows a decrease of 99 individuals since 2001. According to the Ethnic Groups Census, 47.5% of Raupunga’s occupants are European while 55.4% are of Maori descent (random statistics here, but I’m trying hard to create a bit of history).

    While trying to find the Mohaka Railway Viaduct, and simultaneously hoping to avoid a bit of bush whacking, we found ourselves driving through Raupunga (this will make more sense in a forthcoming report). The entire settlement consists of a mixture of wooden and corrugated metal dwellings, and amenities are minimal, but the number of abandoned cars in the vicinity is hard to believe. This is odd, since the area statistics suggest that the vast majority of residents do not own more than one car. After much internet searching, it is unknown why there are so many abandoned vehicles in the area. In any case, having decided to take a quick break, myself and Nillskill jumped out of the car to take advantage of the situation, while we let Gunner drive off to discover a way to the viaduct.

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  2. KM_Punk

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    Good stuff :thumb
    Such a shame, some all time greats here :eek:
     
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    Yeah. Some have berry bushes growing out of their engines now though lol. Good for photographing though :D
     
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