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'Flash Trash' is the sign outside the shop at Porirua's Trash Palace near Wellington. Inside is an Aladdin's cave of recyclable treasures - furniture, whiteware, electrical items, books, toys and clothes. Adjoining the shop is half a football field crammed with larger items - there's even a small boat.

Mana Community Enterprises runs the non-profit business which provides work and training for several from the mental health arena. Even on a rainy Saturday a festival atmosphere pervades as customers search the nooks and crannies and bargain at the counters for a mutually agreeable price.

One regular tells Spectrum's Jack Perkins that he's furnished his house from Trash Palace.

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