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Donald Cochrane: Waihou & Ohinemuri River Scheme, 1920's

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Friday, 14 April 2017
Guest: Henry Hayden Haszard

We are helping French to find relatives of the crew of Stirling R9324 which crashed on 16th June 1942 near St Rémy du Nord France. A commemoration is planned on June 17th 2017.

Henry Hayden Haszard was one of the crew.

He was born 19th May 1914 ; his parents were Mr & Mrs H V M Haszard.

He travelled from New Zealand to join RAF in 1938.

After the crash he was PoW.

He married Ruth Compigne Guilford Q1 1940 Oakham district

Anthony Edward Haszard born 12 August 1947 Oakham district

The family travelled to New Zealand in 1949

Last known address 1 Woodbridge Lane North Shore Auckland in 1978.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Best Wishes

Mary Ghrist

Stirling Aircraft Society

Wednesday, 05 April 2017
Shane Taylor: Match Boxes

I really enjoyed reading John Tasker's article on the history of matchboxes in New Zealand. I found an actual example of one of the old tin matchboxes in John's article. Is john still with you? The matchbox came from under a basement of a house in central Auckland. It's still in quite good condition with some of the original contents. I will take photos for you and John and post them on a Facebook page called "Old Tin Matchboxes". I will do this within the next few days. 

Saturday, 21 January 2017
Guest: Paeroa Marching Teams

I was born in Paeroa and to see these journals today got me excited when I discovered the one covering Paeroa Marching Teams.  My Mother who is now 84 was one of the Selettes Marching Team members. However I cannot find any photos. My Mother will be so excited to read about her marching team many years on

Thursday, 22 December 2016
Marilyn Wreakes: Small hall Waitekauri


There is certainly some wonderful information in your journals and website.

For many years I have been researching and looking for any information on a very small hall at Waitekauri. My Mum and Dad met at this hall (1949-1950). Apparently somewhere near Twin Bridges and the old Mine Managers house which in 1950 was owned by Robert and Iris Cowan. (My relatives)I would love to have a picture of this hall and any history about it. My Mum has always said it is the smallest hall she had ever been in. She worked for the Education Board and was sent to small villages to teach sewing to the ladies.

I look forward to hearing from you 

Many thanks

Marilyn Wreakes

Thursday, 25 August 2016
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