Do you remember, back in the day, having one of these bubble pipes with the powder bubbles you mixed up?
Did you or your parents succumb to the persuasive selling techniques of the door-to-door Encyclopedia Salesman?
Back in the day most households would have had at least one of these Eveready torches. Do you remember any of them?
When was the last time you flew a kite?
Remember the supermarket chain Big Fresh? Was it New Zealand’s greatest supermarket of all time?
I recall there being interactive displays such as, a cow that mooed and a baker that put loaves of bread in an oven. Do you remember any of the other iconic displays?
In 1992, Franklins Big Fresh was launched. This was a "food barn" format Dairy Farm had developed in New Zealand as "Big Fresh".
Images via TVNZ ARCHIVE
Logo re-created from reference Brendan Graham
Did you grow up doing this? Or did you do this with your kids?
Do you still own a dover egg beater? You just can't beat them ;)
The first egg beaters appeared in the 1850's and since that time more than 1000 patents have been awarded for different designs. Dover egg beaters were so popular that at one point the generic term "dovering eggs" was used to describe the egg beating process in recipes. Dover egg beaters remain very collectable today. Vintage Chef provides a variety of Dover Egg Beaters and egg beaters from other manufacturers of the same period.
Absolutely loved helping Mum shell the peas from the garden. What tasks did you enjoy helping Mum or Dad out with?
Many of you will remember these house decorations from back in the day – but who actually had one of these on their family home?
Back in the 80's, Mickey Mouse watches were all the trend.
Did you ever own one?
Did you grow up with a pull chain style loo?
The Good old days when appliances almost lasted a lifetime.
Did you own a Morrison like this one or maybe the Hoover twin tub in the background? Colourising by Brendan Graham
Morrison motor mower at Farmers Department Store
photographed by K E Niven and Co of Wellington.
Colourising by Brendan Graham
Ref: 1/2-212525-F. Alexander Turnbull Library
Another 80’s clothing icon – stirrup pants.Did you have a pair of these?
These were originally worn by equestrians, but from the mid 80’s and into the 90’s, became a fashion trend. Last year attempts at a come-back for these were seen on the runway at several international fashion shows.
It wasn't too many years ago that the only 'fancy' toilet paper you could get was coloured toilet paper.
Can you remember this and what other colours can you remember?
Everyone likes one of these on toast, or a sandwich - but which is your favourite?
When did you last go blackberrying?
Did you grow up with the Loony Toons? Who was your favourite character?
Cut-out Dolls were very popular with kids back in the day and kept them occupied for hours.
Do you remember playing with them?
Have you heard of 'The Wizard' ?
The Wizard of New Zealand (born Ian Brackenbury Channell, London). Humourist. He started preaching from atop a ladder in Cathedral Square, Christchurch in 1974, and in 1990 became the only person ever to be appointed Official Wizard of a country by a modern government. He was awarded the Queen's Service Medal in the Birthday Honours list of 2009.
Do you remember the Rawleigh's salesman coming to your house?
You can still buy this today, I feel nostalgic every time I see it. Do you still use Rawleigh's?