During his visit to the Tasman Mills. Kawerau, the Duke of Edinburgh had a conversation with Judy Brady of Matata, who has been a typist at Tasman for the last two years. She was typing sawmill production figures on her typewriter when Prince Philip looked over her shoulder and asked what these figures were and where she got them from.
Judy explained that she was given rough notes from which she made a typed copy, and then she made a photograph of the typed copy for distribution to all those who needed to know them.
Judy has since been promoted to teletyping. The machine in the picture is used for wiring messages direct to Tasman's Head Office in Auckland. (PHOTO: PETER BLANC)
ALSO AT KAWERAU
The two brothers Delamere. Mrs Delamere and Mr Joseph Matthews own this spotless dry-cleaning shop which is the only one in Kawerau. It provides prompt service (overalls done between 6 p.m. Friday and the next Monday morning) and Mrs Delamere sees to it that there are always flowers in the window. It is a good example of modern Maori business enterprise. (PHOTO: PETER BLANC)