60 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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2 hours ago

Textile Cleaning: For a cleaner, healthier home by Christmas

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With summer upon us and Christmas around the corner, it’s time to ensure your curtains are given a fresh and healthy facelift.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, drapes and roller blinds across Auckland, Textile Curtain Cleaning should be your first point of call for all your curtain cleaning needs – no matter how big or small.

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6 days ago

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8 hours ago

WTB Plastic chairs

Kaitlyn from Glen Innes

Hi Neighbours,

Just reaching out if someone was selling any plastic chairs or wanting to get rid of some. Any colour and condition (doesn’t need to be pretty) is fine, as long as it does the job not fussed. Thank you.
Cheers

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