— for money. The catch phrase used was: ” Its our turn”. What a great slogan – can we build on this? Yesterday, Ann and Angela (the A team), accompanied by Craig, presented the Trust’s wish list to the City Council’s draft annual plan hearing. The process was filmed by Dunedin’s TV channel 39. http://www.dunedintv.co.nz/content/fewer-submitters-previous-years-draft-annual-plan Well done [...]
This evening I am proud to report our Team Leader (Engineering) Tom, was presented with the Rotary Club of Dunedin North’s “Rotary Pride of Workmanship” award. Tom was introduced by Trust chairman Barry and supported by Jennie, Margaret and John. Well done Tom!
- I have been asked many times. For the record, the big container “out the back” holds many small “gas works” related artefacts, all catalogued and labeled. There are also some display cabinets ex Toitu OSM, taking up rare storage space, and with, perhaps, a limited future in our organisation. Work day today, but little [...]
After a week of on-site rehearsal, tonight saw the first two Firebugs shows “Mr Faust and Dr Jabbawocky” A good audience for the 6.30 matinee and a full house for the 8.30 show. The venue, the Gasworks museum Trust volunteers, and the steam plant all performed well, and assisted the Firebug actors to present [...]
Earlier this month I recorded progress on the gas engine restoration project. However, the gas engine is not the only restoration project we have in hand. Today, planning commenced on the restoration and animation of a town gas main line governor previously installed in the small lavishly decorated shed situated on the corner of Hillside [...]
The fault report from last Sunday’s open day included reference to a faulty fuel oil heater, and nasty, possibly expensive, noises emitting from the boiler fuel oil pump. Luckily? our operations team include a couple of “sprightly” (their words), retired sparkies, who, today, were soon on the case. With a little effort and some ingenuity, [...]
Today, this week’s work day, Stan spent time on “cleaning up” oil and general detritus on and around the machines and in the engine house in general, while John filtered and pumped fuel. Keith and Mack received some welcome advise from Peter, and continue to progress the gas engine restoration project.
23 visitors, both local and non local today, making an excellent total of 43 over the two holiday Sundays. Reports and feedback continue to be positive, and with this encouragement we look forward to open days, group visits and operations in the new year. A file photo today showing the museum at its best last [...]
20 visitors today. With the EOY upon us, it is time to reflect on 2012 and to look forward to 2013. This year we have had several milestones: the first full year of operation of the Fitting shop, The GWM’s successful inclusion in Dunedin steam festival, The supermarket opening and the new entrance off Andersons [...]
Today Trust Board members Kirsten and Jasmine organised, prepared the food, purchased the drinks and hosted a thank you afternoon tea for our small, but dedicated group of volunteers. Well done ladies, we appreciate your efforts. Later, after the public closing Tom and John continued operating the machines for a music video filming session. The film shoot, [...]