Sep 18, 2022

New Down Town

Devonport Rd Tauranga. Something to do on the lunch break.


Sep 14, 2022

Black & White Days

 A few random shots from my wanderings around the Mount in the 80's

Before the Sanford factory was built and well before the container wharf and cranes we know today. Sulphur Point
This ones in later years

Aug 31, 2022

Making Paint

From 2005. This is paint making equipment. Not something many people have seen before unless you are in the business. So for the fun of it. The top picture is a from then business end of a twin shaft high speed disperser. Four special blades that induce high shear into the batch of resin and pigment until it is in a smooth paste ready for further additions of resins and additives to create a finished product.
This is a basket mill which also carries out a similar dispersion process but is reserved for more difficult to grind materials. The cylinder is filled with Zirconium Oxide beads and is normally immersed in the paint and run until the product is smooth and ready for finishing.


Aug 27, 2022

Aug 21, 2022

More Family History 2

 This from Nelson Photo News 1971

Bill Reed was my grandfather, John Henry's brother. Also my dad was a Rival player for years at rep level.

The link is here

More Family History


This is a Reed family reunion in Motueka Nelson in 1966. These people are mums family, she was a Reed.
I found this in a Nelson Photo News linked here