Michael Potter

Papering over the flames - Stuff.co.nz

Papering over the flames, 11th June 2013

Down on the swampy foreshore near Mapua, just off Hoddy Rd, smoke can be seen puffing sporadically from a lumpy mound covered in a crust of dried clay slurry; fire bricks lie scattered nearby.

People hover around, all peering into the very small crater which has opened at the top of the mound. The wind lashes at bodies as someone comments that there is quite a glow coming from the hole in the top.

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