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Author Topic: One of the local lads has done well  (Read 1390 times)

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Offline Ernie

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One of the local lads has done well
« on: September 21, 2011, 03:27:45 pm »
When we were farming at Uruti, just up the valley from where we are now about 30 years ago, the neighbourhood bulldozing contractor, Graham Sole came in and did our farm tracks.  He was a very quiet spoken and extremely competent operator.  His lad Alan went to the small local school, just across the river with our sons, all of whom were just typical, fun loving, hill country kids.  As Alan grew up, his dad expanded the business to what it is now to capitalize on Alan's interests and I was pleased to see this on our Taranaki News website this morning.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/5658457/Taranaki-firms-win-training-awards

Well done guys.
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Re: One of the local lads has done well
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 05:59:17 pm »
Impressive operation!  Nice video and article about your home boy ;).
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Re: One of the local lads has done well
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 07:36:27 pm »
Well done! Good video on log landing work.
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Re: One of the local lads has done well
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 03:19:01 pm »
Shovel logging in Kiwiland!  Looking very good guys!!  Thanks Ernie for posting the link.
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