Archive | November, 2005

Murray Swain

Mr Sandman wins Paykel Shield

On November 25th 2005, at the Auckland Branch Annual Christmas function, held at the Waipuna Lodge and sponsored by Komatsu, Orica and Applied Conveyor and Belting it was time again to honour a man who was a part of the committee that year when the idea for the Paykel shield was first mooted – 1990. […]

Puni Sand Plant

2005 Paykel Shield presented to Murray Swain

Back in 1990 the Auckland Branch IOQ committee at that time considered that an award should be made available to recognize those who had made an Outstanding Contribution to the Auckland Group during the years. The Award was sponsored by Paykel Engineering and the first recipient was Keith Niederer. On November 25th 2005, at the […]

Whangarei Quarry Gardens

What do you do with a disused quarry ? This quarry site is in the process of being restored. The (web)site makes an interesting read, and if you enjoy gardening and rare plants, the physical site is also well worth a visit Native birds abound – wood pigeons and the like See the spectaular 40 […]