They did what? (25 Nov, 2021)

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They did what? (25 Nov, 2021)

Postby aardvark_admin » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:35 am

This column is archived at: https://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2021/1125.shtml

My, how things have changed!

Were you shocked to see how the mercury from a North Auckland mine was extracted from the ore?

Who remembers the days when the RNZAF actually had an offensive and defensive capability?

And a real battery factory... who'd have thought?

Have you found any gems within the halls of the NZ Film Archive?
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Re: They did what? (25 Nov, 2021)

Postby GSVNoFixedAbode » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:47 am

80 Mosquitos - that would have been an impressive bit of formation flying once they'd all reached NZ!
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Re: They did what? (25 Nov, 2021)

Postby paulw » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:47 am

Back in those days we did stuff like Mercury mining without all the work place safety BS and built building without relying on cheap labor from 3rd world countries . Now days we don't do anything for fear of being taken to the cleaners by the health and safety empire and your company will go broke hence the companies falling over themselves to comply with the digital passport (Covid at present) tracking system for fear of getting a $10 grand fine if some one at their work place catches it.
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Re: They did what? (25 Nov, 2021)

Postby hiscoca » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:37 pm

Great Stuff Bruce, been cruising that archive for a while now, lots of local stuff in it as well
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Re: They did what? (25 Nov, 2021)

Postby aardvark_admin » Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:09 am

Another gem from the archives... imagine if this happened today. Boy racers become prize-winners?

https://youtu.be/UnI5MhctbaE?t=83
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