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Smash Palace

Smash Palace

Much of the 1982 film Smash Palace centred on a car wrecker’s yard, modelled on the massive one at Horopito, just north of Ohakune at the foot of Mt Ruapehu. Four years earlier, the movie Skin Deep, about a woman setting up a massage parlour in small-town New Zealand, had been filmed in Raetihi.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - Waimarino', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 January 2022)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015