61 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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4 hours ago

Motorised Blinds: Remote Control Automated Blinds & Shades

Ven-lu-ree Blind Services

We offer a high quality range of both rechargeable battery and hardwired motorisation systems to raise your roller and sunscreen blinds to the next level.

Automate Li-ion wirefree motors are easy to install with no electrician required. Charge either by wall charger when required or solar panel for continual charging.

Automate E Series hardwired motors offer higher lifting capacity. As with the wirefree option, they have easy to programme electronic limits and options for group blind control. An alternative model also offers mechanical limits to integrate with home automation systems.

All motors offer specialised features such as ultra-quiet performance, favourite positioning and bi-directional communication. And you can operate your system via a stylish remote control or a smartphone app.

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5 hours ago

New Nordic Cuisine

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

New Nordic Cuisine had redefined the food culture of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.
Our own Chef Finn is from Denmark and spent his formative years working in Michelin star rated restaurants including working as Sous Chef for legendary Noma chef, Rene Redzepi.

This menu is inspired by Chef Finn’s Nordic heritage.
"We work with local high quality ingredients to combine good taste in food with contemporary culinary techniques,” says Chef Finn.

Here are some photos of the dishes our Diploma students prepared and served.
1. Tartare of Trevalli on Rye bread with pickled beetroot, sorrel and brown butter siphon.
2. Salmon served with a compote of tomatoes, oil of chervil and crispy onion rings.
3. Pigeon Bay Lamb rump, sous vide with buttermilk foam & beef jus.
4. Salad of raw cabbage, kale with mushroom and pickled red onion dressing
5. Terrine of pork served with Granny Smith apple puree & leek, mustard vinaigrette & tarragon.
6. Guests seated with Franck

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9 hours ago

found drivers licence UK driving Licence

Helen from Onehunga

found drivers licence on Onehunga Mall/ Aurther Street near bed bath and beyond, Mrs S Watts please if its yours you can ph me on 02102477656