Posts Tagged ‘ Bill Waring ’

A bull in a china shop and other tales from the meat trade

Feb 15th, 2015 | By
Od time butchers on Victoria St.

Over the last little while Number 8 Network has run stories from Bill Waring.  Bill, who passed away last year,  spent his life in the Waikato meat industry – as did his father and grandfather before him.   Here is his final essay, on the unexpected and  lighter side of the industry.  Farewell Bill. IT

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Bill remembers: early days indeed

Nov 18th, 2014 | By

Well prior to the Mad Butcher’s radio marketing, Bill Waring was a star of the airwaves. We continue with our series on the early days of Waikato’s meat industry. Part of the climb to our eventual healthy turnover was generated by our entry into radio advertising. One day I was standing in the Frankton Saleyards

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Bill remembers: setting up shop

Oct 19th, 2014 | By
Old-time butchers, Hamilton

We continue with the reminiscences of Bill Waring and the early days of Waikato’s meat trade.  It doesn’t pay to think too far ahead, he says… AFTER THE WAR, with the increased supply of domestic refrigerators, the advent of deep freeze refrigeration, road improvements and growing affluence, meant many farmers and their sharemilkers chose to

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Farewell to a man of principles

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By

Bill Waring passed away recently. Many in the district will know his name – he spent his life working in the meat industry – as did his father and grandfather before him.  He was a man of principles, says Waikato Times’ obituary writer Roy Burke. BILL WARING was a doyen of Waikato meat retailers. He

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Bill remembers…

Sep 17th, 2014 | By

Bill Waring passed away recently.  Number 8 Network is publishing his memories of  the early days of the Waikato meat trade.  In this article Bill talks about the art of  judging an animal’s meat quality and pre-refrigeration days. Initially, most times I made a livestock purchase, one of Father’s friends would either compliment me on

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Keeping busy with the Home Guard

Feb 8th, 2013 | By

The horn on a Morris Oxford is great for sending Morse Code, recalls Bill Waring in his reminiscences on the early days of the Waikato meat trade.  Old jam tins were useful too… I can probably attribute my good health not only to the good genes I fortunately have inherited, but to the fact that everything

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