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Taffy is a generous contributor of photos and stories found on this website. Here are a few pages that contain some of his wonderful bird photos and stories: tui, shining cuckookaka, Kereru and eastern rosella.

Email:  taffy.nz@xtra.co.nz

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Alwyn (Taffy) Parry has lived in Plimmerton for some 30 years, born in Wales and still a fluent Welsh speaker he recounts his first job in London as a sixteen year old. Overhearing someone say whether they had met the new lad from Wales as he could hardly speak English, he recalled making a mental note to catch up with his fellow Welshman, until he realized they were referring to him.

By the age of 21 he was aboard the Northern Star having saved the princely sum of 25 pounds for the assisted passage, borrowed fifteen pounds from a kind auntie and arrived with 3 pound ten shillings in his pocket. This meant having two jobs one at the State Services during the day and making car seats at night in Lower Hutt. A year and a half later he 
was offered a job as a salesman selling polythene piping which required him to cover a territory between Hawkes Bay, Taranaki and Wellington.

The manager never asked him if he could drive so he never volunteered that he couldn't. Three weeks later he was seated behind the steering wheel of a brand new Morris Oxford!

There is no room here to cover those adventures. Following an OE with New Zealand rugby mates he returned to Wellington at 28, got married, and began his own plastic business and as it grew was joined by his then wife, on selling the company they established FoodDELIciousFood in Plimmerton which was a great hit. He hankered for a further challenge and thus created and established Medix 21 nowadays a successful business based in Paremata.

Throughout his life Taffy has traveled extensively throughout NZ and around the world exporting products he had helped design to help children with special needs and importing a range of other products.

Today, he travels at a much more leisurely pace and enjoys photography and as a result of encouragement from colleagues self published an amusing story about Tommy Tui and his friends based on birds living in his Plimmerton garden.

More of his photography can be seen on  Tommy Tui at Flickr.com .

 
Taffy is a generous contributor of photos and stories found on this website. Here are a few pages that contain some of his wonderful bird photos and stories:  shining cuckookaka, Kereru and tui.
 
Last Updated: 21/09/2014 5:49pm