Onehunga Woollen Mills 

While looking into the history of the Onehunga Volunteer Fire Brigade I came across numerous occasions when it answered calls to outbreaks at the Onehunga Woollen Mills on Neilson Street, Te Papapa...

A Good Trollope

Someone once remarked to me that “there’s nothing quite like going to bed with a good Trollope”. He was, of course, referring to one of Anthony Trollope’s popular novels as ideal bedtime reading. And...

Auckland’s Fire Float

Controversial, troubled and un-named, (except being called a White Elephant) yet it served Auckland’s waterfront as a fire boat for 30 years… and then went on to Napier to, of all things, help...

Our Mrs Mack

Mrs Mack was a fellow TVNZ employee who befriended me: a woman who, travelling alone, braved immigration to New Zealand in post-war years to make a new life here. She was one of the interesting...