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No one lived in the house, but the lawn was mowed every week.

Monday to Friday, cars would come and go from the remote address in Waiotira, a rural community about 30km south-west of Whangarei.

They didn't come on the weekends; just the caretaker turning up to keep the grounds tidy.

Nothing out of the ordinary for a casual observer driving past on the isolated Northland roads; just an otherwise unremarkable brick-and-tile 1950s bungalow.


Those looking more closely discovered the most prolific methamphetamine "factory" in New Zealand.

"There wasn't a stick of furniture inside consistent with a three-bedroom home," said


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