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Summer 2016



 What’s happening at our place.

WOW, only a week or two to Xmas. Hasn't the year just flown, it seemed like yesterday that we were just coming back to work ( someone mentioned the other day that time "does" appear to race as we get older).

What a year 2016 has been.

Donald has the keys to the White House, the Queen turned 90, David Cameron fell on his sword after the Brexit fiasco, Fidel Castro finally popped off and to top it off our own John Key has called it quits. 

We won't mention earthquakes, heaven knows the country has had enough of them.

Bring on 2017 it has to be better year.....

All and new many thanks for your support.
Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year from theteam@Badgemakers

ps. don't forget Dec 21st 11.44pm Summer Solstice (Official start of Summer)

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We would like to introduce our new Admin/Reception Manager.

Sakshi has recently joined our team after residing in Taupo for some years.

We are sure you will find her most capable of attending to all your needs.                                              

Krackens Lair

A gathering place for like minded souls to express their desire to return to a time that never was, where the monsters are huge, men can be Gentlemen, the dresses are stunning and the weapons extremely beautiful and deadly. Where your inner self emerges your persona comes alive.                      


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From beginnings in Wellington, then to Melbourne, CHCH and to Auckland this company is reputed to supply some of the best coffee in the business.They are regular customers and here is the latest creation, a superb little Xmas gift for customers and suppliers.

badge 4 wgc.pngWanganui Girls College 125th Anniversary

Founded in 1891 this single sex educational facilities is one of the oldest in the country.

The school recently held its 125th anniversary at Labour weekend with a great attandance.

Below are a couple of the momentos we produced for the girls.

A souvenir pin and a stg silver charm.

line of fish.jpg  G A's Fishing Report

Welcome and how's your early summer fishing???

Seems the fishing has been fickle around the northern areas. Good workups with fish being landed in the Gulf and those snaps are sneaking into the "Rangi" channel also. Reports from Manukau and West Coast are "consistent" and I won't excite you too much with Coromandel/BOP fishing, not a great deal to mention.

Worthy of mention as noted in the Herald fishing section 10th Dec. even the fish have been affected by those dashed earthquakes, reportedly moving out to deeper water????

Our thoughts are with families of those lost recently over the Kaipara bar, really highlights how important it is to check all the variables when venturing out on the water for an enjoyable day's fishing.

Happy Fishing over the Festive period.

Great little printed badges we recently produced for this Waikato based company.


badge 1.pngKings College.

Pictured is the latest badge we recently manufactured for Te Putake Lodge, The Foundation Lodge, a Yr 9 Boarding facility.

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For this issue’s “What am I?” object The Archivist has chosen a badge that few people would recognise but strangely everyone would know the name of the association that it represents!
This badge would have been well-known around the 1910s in New Zealand given that the association performed a vital function in giving “little Kiwis” a good start in life.  They may say that the Kiwi is an endangered species (the feathered one!) but around this period it was the human Kiwi that was in a precarious state.
Poor nutrition, medical treatments that relied more on home remedies than science and other diseases and illnesses meant that many died relatively young.
Enter Sir William Lee Plunket, who became Governor General after Earl Ranfurly in 1904. Plunket was in New Zealand at a time that co-incided with Sir F Truby-King’s work on childcare and he gave his name to the Plunket Society.  A slogan sometimes associated with this was “Save the babies” which made a friend respond :” Collect the whole set!”
As those of you still reading will have worked out, this badge is a Plunket Nurse’s badge.  The entwined “VP” possibly standing for “Volunteer Plunket”.
That they are largely unknown these days can be shown by the fact that I got one myself in a “in this box, $2.00” and had no idea what it was!

Yours in history,

The Archivist

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  • Did you know a group of frogs is called an army
  • Did you know a group of rhinos is called a crash
  • Did you know a group of kangaroos is called a mob
  • Did you know a group of whales is called a pod
  • Did you know a group of geese is called a gaggle
  • Did you know a group of owls is called a parliament

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Lime & Sweet Chilli Beef Salad (or substitute with chicken) Serves 4
* 1 t crushed garlic
* 400gm rump steak or chicken
* 200g rice or vermicelli noodles
* 300g red & green cabbage “finely” sliced
* Carrot sliced into matchsticks
* 250g bean sprouts
* 1 baby cos lettuce, shredded
* 4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
* 2 tbsp sesame oil
* Juice of 1 lime
Heat oil, rub garlic into meat of choice and cook to your liking. Remove from pan, keep warm. Cook noodles, drain and place in salad bowl. Add red & green cabbage, carrot, bean sprouts & shredded lettuce. Combine sauce, oil, lime & 2 tbsp of hot water. Pour over salad & toss. Slice meat thinly and serve on salad.


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How does your garden grow??
Unfortunately ours is a little in need of some TLC. It has been a very busy year!!
Late planting has been
beetroot, apple cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and leeks (our next issue will have a recipe of baby leeks & scallops, yum).
Time to relax, recharge the batteries and enjoy the family.

All the very best for Xmas & New Year, have a happy safe holiday and we look foward to working with you in 2017,

Pete & Jan.

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