The Tale of Two Fire Chiefs

This is the unlikely story of two successive Wellington fire chiefs whose personal lives cost them their jobs. It was almost incredible that not one, but two, Superintendents resigned from the same...

Old Boys of the Fire Brigade

 In 2020 the organisation which was the legacy of the New Zealand Fire Brigade Old Boys Association was wound up, ending an entity that was founded in 1906. These days it had been known as the New...

Auckland’s Volcanic Caves

Volcanic action over much of the Auckland isthmus gave a legacy of numerous lava caves, and while they did not have the attraction of glow worms as at Waitomo, nor unusual fossils found in caves near...

Early Motoring Stories

We take motoring, and driving our modern cars, as a given. What of the early days when the horseless carriage was a newcomer, a novelty? Here are a few stories I found about those first days of the...