Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pahia Gives It Toilets A Makeover

The good folk in Paihia, in New Zealand's Bay of Islands, were so ashamed when a visitor wrote on the walls of the the local toilet block "These are the worst toilets I have ever used"  that they got their shit together, so to speak, and did something about it.

A team of local volunteers ripped into the scummy old toilet block and, taking a leaf out of nearby Kawakawa's book, built a dunny with a difference.

paihia toilet

Different during the day, for sure, but you should see it at night - it's a flashing disco light show.  Like it's Kawakawa cousin, the local loo is now one of the most photographed things in the town.

To learn more about Paihia and Northland, New Zealand, go to or download my free Ebook A New Zealand Travel Guide  at

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