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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, October 15, 2012 --- 13 Karcher Limited would like to congratulate Spillers Hammer Hardware on their 60th birthday celebrations. Thank you for your on-going support. Now that Spring has arrived it's the ideal time to get caught up on all your outdoor cleaning tasks. Karcher water blasters are brilliantly effective at tackling any dirty surface, whether it is a filthy deck, a grimy driveway or mouldy roof gutters. Come in and see the team at Spillers Hammer Hardware for advice on the best Karcher solution to meet your cleaning needs. 119910 102 Picton St, Howick. Ph 534-7411. Open 7 Days Proudly supported by leading houseware brands Ai De Chef, Oxo and Wiltshire. 119919 ARMITAGE SERVICES (based in Howick) have been supplying EFTPOS terminals and printer rolls to Spillers Hammer Hardware for a number of years. We would like to congratulate them on their 60th Anniversary. ARMITAGE SERVICES LTD P O Box 38 018, Howick Auckland 2145 Ph 537 2635. Mobile 021 662 845 email@example.com www.armitageservices.co.nz 119917 121341 Proudly supports SPILLERS Celebrating 60 years of serving the Howick community. "Well Done" Proud supplier of Clotheslines, Ladders, Garden Beds and Sprayers, Ironing Boards and Airers. Congratulations Spillers Hammer Hardware for retailing in your local community for 60 years. 119916 ESG Asia Pacifc is proud to be associated with Spiller’s Hammer Hardware and congratulates them on their 60 years of trading ESG Asia Pacifc proudly represents PlastiKote premium aerosol spray paints in NZ 121347 Splendid 60 for Spillers Hammer Hardware 60 celebrating years If it wasn't for the Ohakune floods of 1942, long- standing business Spillers Hammer Hardware wouldn't be celebrating 60 years in Howick this month. The founder of the long-standing retail business, Oswald Spiller, known affectionately as "Ossie", fled the central North Island floods with his family, leaving behind four well-established businesses. Choosing to settle in Howick because his wife's sister lived here, it wasn't long before UK-born Oswald purchased a general store in what is now the Paper Plus premises on Picton St. The family sold that business a few years after Oswald and his son Ross founded Spillers Hardware store just a few doors down the road which became part of the Hammer Hardware chain in 1979. Ross' son Paul now runs the business with his wife, Joanne. He says: "It was the Labour weekend of 1952 and my mum and dad went away on their honeymoon. When they arrived back, my grandparents had the shop open and ready to go!" A family-owned business in the truest sense, Paul's brother John is also involved in the business which has continued growing through the generations, mostly under Oswald's watchful ey Paul says: "My grandfather worked in the sto until he was about 87. I think my grandmother told him it was about time he retired! "Dad is now 86, and while he doesn't work here anymore he still drops by from time to time," Paul says. "He's quite pleased that the business is still going and it's nice to see it continue in our family tradition." ■T t 15 p , , in 2012 and, top, the original general store circa 1940.
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