54 days ago

Were you there? 1960s photo of Auckland Star employees restored

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

A photograph capturing the staff at the Auckland Star in the 1960s has been discovered and restored.

Tony Lawson, 85, received the photograph from his friend Don Armitage, whose father Jack is pictured in the photograph.

“The photo came to me in a very poor condition,” he said.

“However, my youngest daughter's close friend who is a graphic artist has done a few hours work on this and has come up with an amazing improvement.”

Lawson started working for the Auckland Star in 1964.

“In those days it was hot metal, as they called it, a line of type writers going like the clappers,” he said.

“The noise was something, it’s a wonder we’re all not stone bloody deaf. It was 1976 they were all gearing up to go into the computers.”

He estimates the photograph was taken in the 1960s.

Do you recognise anyone from this historic image?

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13 hours ago

Street Tree Love

The Team from Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society (Inc.)

We invite you to adopt a street tree over summer, as it's the season where they face the most stress.

We will give you tips about avoiding mower damage, how to mulch and water to give our trees the best support. We will also help you find out more about the type of tree that you are caring for and what you can expect from it as it grows, flowers and fruits.

Street trees have been planted by Auckland Council for everyone to enjoy. They are aiming to increase the number of streets with trees on their verges as part of their Urban Ngahere plan.

By caring for a tree you are caring for a piece of the environment that belongs to all Aucklanders, for their benefit and the benefit of the wonderful wildlife that we share this city with. A healthy street tree contributes hugely to our environment in many ways.

Email enquiries@pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz to sign up so that we can ensure there aren’t any double-ups, please include your name, your street name and STL in the subject line. Head to our website for more information.

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6 hours ago

Croissants

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

And we make our own BUTTER! This week our Level 5 Diploma students spent two days prepping for and baking croissants. From shaking cream for thirty minutes to achieve a rich butter, to proving the pastry for a minimum two hours to attain the ideal puff and flake. A very technical yet rewarding few days.

22 hours ago

We Say/You Say: How will you be supporting businesses this summer?

Abby Irwin Reporter from North Shore Times

Kia ora neighbours,

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a $37 million recovery fund for Auckland businesses this morning, which will include 100,000 free vouchers to visit Auckland Council facilities, attractions, and venues.

The goal is to encourage Aucklanders to "rediscover the best of local businesses and visitor attractions" by visiting places like the zoo and museums, or attend summer events organised by community and cultural groups.

What business or attraction would you spend your voucher on this summer? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the conversations section of the North Shore Times.

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