Louise Fisher

Louise Fisher is from London, England and lives in Auckland. She writes to make her Cocker Spaniel, Alfie, proud.

Society
Mar 14, 2021

Disappointment Island: The New Zealand place that became a global meme

It's become a popular location for ironic Google reviews and jokey claims of residence. But there's more to Disappointment Island than a funny name.

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Society
Feb 13, 2021

The story of Seacliff, the most haunted place in New Zealand

A short history of the Otago hospital that was once known for its enlightened attitude to mental health, and later became notorious for mistreatment and abuse.

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Society
Jan 23, 2021

The rise and fall of New Zealand's largest water park 

How Waiwera Hot Pools went from New Zealand’s most visited water park to dereliction and decay. 

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Society
Dec 13, 2020

The forgotten history of Auckland’s first amusement park

On Auckland's waterfront more than 90 years, thousands of people flocked to our very own Luna Park. Louise Fisher recounts its brief and trouble-plagued history.

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