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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ratana Paa

While I was in the Manawatu, I visited Ratana Paa. It was exciting to see the church looking just as is does when it's background to politicians seeking Maori support during their campaigns, but I was astonished by the greater backdrop of the town which wasn't so carefully groomed as the church grounds. I liked the town very much and would like to have wandered about, camera in hand but as I'd left it behind in Riverton and also didn't want to antagonise what seemed like a watchful though cheerful population of locals, I could only commit the scene to memory and have used someone else's image to illustrate the temple. Interestingly, there are very few images of Ratana Paa on the internet...

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