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  Issue 5, March 2011

Welcome back everyone and welcome to the fifth edition of our company newsletter. I hope that
everything is well with you and your families.
The new year has started with a bang with recruitment of new staff going strong and new potential
projects happening around the country in various places. Wellington has just completed another
bulk steel load out and the Bay of Plenty yards are all contributing to the Transpower Project
amongst others.
The recent earthquake in Christchurch has been a shock to us all and our sympathy is with
anyone who has lost friends or family in the disaster. We have made a donation as a company to
the Red Cross to support their work in the region and you can read more about that later in the
newsletter. We also offered our assistance in the form of two operators to help in the recovery
operations. This serves as a good reminder going forward to make sure you are prepared at
home, have all the necessary items in your emergency kits and to keep them updated. A
reminder check-list is posted later in the newsletter. We also want those of you who are competent
staff to keep in the back of your mind that if we experience an emergency in our own home towns,
that once you have looked after your own families and ensured their safety, that we would like you
to come back and help the rescue services with our machinery. We have emergency kits in each
yard and because we have a multi yard set-up, we have a better chance to return to ‘business as
usual’ in a short period of time.
I look forward to what is shaping up to be a promising year in 2011 and hope to be able to catch
up with you all at some point with my visits during the year.


Rotorua Nathan Henry - Scrap Metal Worker
Andrew Seal - Truck Driver Daniel Rooke - Truck Driver
Mike Hoey - Operator/Gas Cutter (Fixed term) Daniel Te Maro - Digger Operator
Sebastian Thornton - Scrap Metal Worker
Kawerau John Steedman - Scrap Metal Worker
Douglas Apanui - Scrap Metal Worker Epati Fono - Scrap Metal Worker
James Ellmer - Scrap Metal Worker (Casual)
Tamehana Gillies - Scrap Metal Worker (Casual) 
Wayne Sturgess - Driver/Operator (Fixed term) Kurt Seymour - Scrap Metal Worker

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Phil, Commercial Manager, is now the proud dad of a baby daughter. Penny gave
birth to Jessie Mae on Thursday 23rd December 2010, Jessie was about 3.3kg
and got to spend her first Christmas day in hospital!

Lana, our Commerical Accountant based in Wellington, had a baby girl on

Thursday 27th January 2011 at 6.18pm. Kenzie Ariana was 9lb 13 and both
mum and baby are doing well.


dhousands of old coins, notes and foreign currency have been donated for the Heads Up for Kids
Project. The money will go to education programmes and to outdoor projects such as Sir Edmund
Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Spirit of Adventure, and Outward
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand head of currency Alan Boaden estimates there is more than
$116 million in pennies, shillings and pounds, old decimal coins and banknotes sitting around in
drawers or cupboards in households throughout New Zealand. Now Lions Clubs New Zealand is
calling for all that old currency to be given to help its work supporting youth programmes.
Mr Boaden said the Reserve Bank had kept note of how much currency it had issued and how
much it received back to get the $116m figure – made up from $80 million in unreturned old notes
and an estimated $36m in old coins sitting idle around New Zealand. New Zealand had $4 billion
in currency circulating, $300m of that in coins. Old 5c coins would be the most common sitting
around homes – 500 million of them were issued between the introduction of decimal currency
1967 and the removal of the coins in 2006, Mr Boaden said.
A 249-YEAR-OLD French franc is just one of thousands of old coins that have been discovered
and handed over in the name of charity. The 1752 French franc was discovered by a lady who
was clearing out a deceased family member's Ellerslie home. "Going through it they came across
a number of coins, including the French franc and they just heard about us, called us up and said:
`Come and get it'," Remuera Lion Richard Simmons says. "It's the oldest coin we've got
throughout the country."
Old or collectible notes and coins are being sold to coin collectors. The French franc is estimated
at around $40.
Old copper has headed to a furnace in Christchurch
where it is melted and sold. The used old coins the
bank collected would be sold to South Korea for
scrap metal.
Macaulay Metals has acted as a broker for the sale
of the coins to various locations.
Below are photos of the copper coins prior to be put
into the furnace in Christchurch.
Do you have or know of a kid aged 12-18 who would
benefit from an outdoor adventure experience? See
scholarship details at the end of this newsletter!


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Tim wears a few hats – relationship manager and new business manager. He
has worked for major players like Lion Nathan and spent five years in Ireland
and the UK as a construction project manager and quantity surveyor.

Drop into our Kawerau yard and chances are you’ll run into
Immo. He’s in charge of the day to day running of things
including logistics and metal processing. Immo’s done the hard
yards in project work including product design and
commissioning for Pope Engineering as well as designing,
decommissioning and commissioning machinery for Fonterra.

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Scientists said they were moving closer to coming up with a non-physical definition of the kilo after
discovering the metal artifact used as the international standard had shed a little weight.
Researchers caution there is still some way to go before their mission is complete, but if
successful it would lead to the end of the useful life of the last manufactured object on which
fundamental units of measure depend.

At the moment, the international standard for the kilo -- the equivalent of around 2.2 pounds -- is a
chunk of metal, under triple lock-and-key in France since 1889.

But scientists became concerned about the cylinder of platinum and iridium housed at the
International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) in Sevres, near Paris, after discovering it
had mysteriously lost a tiny amount of weight.

Experts at the institute revealed in 2007 that the metal chunk is 50 micrograms -- 0.0000017
ounces -- lighter than the average of several dozen copies, meaning it had lost the equivalent of a
small grain of sand.

They are now searching for a non-physical way of defining the kilo, which would bring it in line with
the six other base units that make up the International System of Units (SI).

Thanks to Immo at Kawerau for finding this article for us.

If you have an interesting story, achievement, facts, quiz or anything you want to share
with the company let us know! Either pass the info to your Manager or forward to:
joanne.roelofs@macaulaymetals.co.nz or Fax: 04 589 2223



‘Like’ Macaulay Metals on Facebook and when we reach 50 people we will
hold a draw for a $50 voucher. Tell your friends and join us on facebook
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Above are the photos of all our happy customers

who won an iPhone from our group-wide
Christmas competition.

New Systems for tracking payments to third party freight suppliers;
1. In bound freight – we can deduct a freight rate from a metal supplier’s ticket and either re-
charge it to a third party trucking company using a scale ticket or we can deduct a freight
rate and retain that as a freight charge
2. Out bound freight – we can mark a packing slip as having been carted by a third party
trucking company and we can then have an inquiry to match off and check when they
invoice us at the end of the month. Saves double payments and incorrect weights on their
On line inquiry system more active
Suppliers, with the provided log in can now log in and get their current price list off our website and
can get any payments details direct from the system.
Tim is working over next few months to get even more suppliers on board.

The following is a brief description of the Granulator, this is broken down into sections with a
description of how each component works. This is to help you understand this machine and why
we ask for cable to be processed in a certain way.
Rough Chopper
This is the first part of the granulating process. You take the
cable that has been cut into lengths of
300mm to 500mm or 30cm to 50cm and throw it into the hopper
which in turn goes through the throat and into a large spinning
blade which shreds and tears the cable into smaller pieces. (If
the cable is smaller than the required length it requires a lot
more handling to load the hopper and there is a good chance of
it bouncing off the spinning blade and flying out of the machine,
becoming a missile).
Once the blades have shredded the cable and if the pieces are
small enough they pass through a screen, (depending on what
size screen we are running at the time) if not it goes around
again to be shredded again, and this process keeps happening
until it does go through the screen as it is the only way out.
After the rough chopper the shredded cable falls on to a
conveyor belt which passes under a magnet , If there is any steel
mixed in this will separate it out. Note that steel armoured cable
is OK for granulating. From there it goes on to another conveyor
belt and into a hopper.
This hopper is used to store the shredded cable in bulk so that
an even flow of material is assured for the next stage of the
process. Inside the hopper there is a stirrer at the bottom, this
keeps turning the material around and mixing it up so that there
is an even mix of plastic and ali or copper, whichever cable is
being run at the time (the plastic acts as a lubricant).
A screw pump at the bottom of the hopper helps to ensure an
even flow of material on to yet another conveyor belt which
passes under another magnet to ensure any remaining steel
has been taken out. From there it travels up and into the fine
Fine Chopper
The fine chopper spins at a high speed and has delicate blades,
the purpose of this is to cut the already shredded cable into yet
smaller pieces again. The cable drops onto these blades and is
cut and spun around until it is small enough to pass through a
screen which also is the only way out. Brass and steel at this
stage of the operation will do serious harm to the blades as they
have a fine point on them, most of the steel will have been taken
out by the magnets on the way to this stage but any brass will
destroy the blades.
After this part the product goes into a small hopper and into another
screw pump which takes it above the vibrating table and drops it on.
Vibrating Table
The vibrating table is tilted slightly with a blower pushing air
from the bottom and a extraction fan sucking from the top.
What happens during this process is the separation of the
product being it either copper or Ali. The product is bounced
across the table to the top and the plastic is bounced to the
bottom, Any dust and fine plastic is sucked out through the
extraction fan. Fine wire does not separate from the plastic too
well therefore we tend to loose a lot of product.
Once separated the product is dropped onto another conveyor
belt and put into 44 gallon drums, plastic is put into bulk bags
for disposal.
Some General Rules:
- 300mm to 500mm lengths for the heavy to medium cable.
- 45/55 % is ok in long lengths, i.e, TPS as it is soft enough to go through the rough chopper.
- Clean product and sort it well as the Granulator does not separate copper from Ali, it only
separates plastic.
- Steel armoured cable is OK as there are 3 magnets.
- Lead armoured is not OK

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Fittings, Gates Hoses, and an extensive range of hydraulic componentry.

In addition to the breakdown service, we also complete new equipment plumb ups, installing
hydraulic accessory equipment to new excavators and other plant and machinery.

Having staff with qualifications in Heavy Diesel, Hydraulics, Mechanics, Engineering and Auto
Electrics, we can cater for a wide range of servicing and repairs.

With a team led by Andy Bedford, Hydraulink are ready to get you up and running again,
anywhere, anytime. Wherever you are, whenever a problem hits, they’ll fix it so you can get your
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~Thanks to Kelly in
Rotorua for putting
together this article
for us!

All our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the earthquake in Christchurch on the 22nd
February. A lot of employees have had friends and family who were in the city at the time and as
far as we are aware all are safe and well.
Macaulay Metals provided a donation to the Red Cross to support the rescue and recovery effort
and we were pleasantly surprised to not only receive a prompt receipt, but a personally written
message from the Fundraising Manager of the Red Cross, she wrote the below (also on our
facebook page):
‘ I just wanted to add a note to highlight how grateful we are for your donation. It really will make a
difference to those affected by the Christchurch earthquake. Kind regards, Alice Montague -
Fundraising Manager’.

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After the recent disasters in Christchurch and Japan, New Zealanders are re-checking their own
ability to survive unaided should a disaster occur in their own area. Talking to a recent survivor of
the Christchurch earthquake, they used everything they had packed in their kit in the days
following the earthquake. The list of basic essentials should be enough to cover you and any
household members for a minimum of three days:

‰ Emergency Water Suppliers

‰ Emergency Food Supplies and Can Opener
‰ Transistor Radio and Spare Batteries
‰ Torch and Spare Batteries
‰ First Aid Kit and First Aid Manual
‰ Essential Medications
‰ Important Documents
‰ Spare Clothing and Blankets
‰ Basic Toiletries
‰ Plastic bags - large and small and plenty of them!
‰ Emergency Pet Supplies.

More information can be found on www.getthru.govt.nz

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In our December 2010 issue we reminded everyone of the rules and importance of wearing hard
hats. We have now had two examples in the group where a hard hat prevented injury, and where
not worn has caused greater injury:

• A driver was hit by scrap metal falling from a grab in the steel yard. The scrap knocked the
hard hat off the person. He received a minor cut on the head, but the hard hat prevented
him from any further damage.

• A driver was hit on the head by scrap falling from his hiab, the
impact knocked him out and caused a contusion that required
stitches. He was not wearing a hard hat.

Hard Hats are compulsory in our Steel Yards. They must also be worn by
employees when operating truck mounted cranes or any overhead lifting

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1. Most metals corrode. Iron has a specific term used for when it corrodes. What is it?
2. Bronze is an alloy made up of mainly which two metals?
3. Gold is extremely malleable (able to be beaten into thin sheets). If I had a block as big as a
matchbox, how big could the sheet be hammered into?
a) A dining room table
b) A rugby pitch
c) A tennis court
d) The Wellington CBD
4. Other than Robert Downey Jnr, can you name another actor/actress in Iron Man or Iron
Man II?
5. What is the hardest metal element (not alloy!)?
6. What metal has the chemical symbol PB?
7. What is the only metal which is a liquid at room temperature?
8. Macaulay Metals purchased some out of circulation 1c & 2c coins from ‘Heads up for Kids’.
What are they predominantly made of?
9. A Silver wedding anniversary means you have been married for how many years?
10. Which metal is the densest?
a) Gold
b) Aluminium
c) Uranium
d) Mercury
Answers will be in the next issue!!

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1. The three wise men gave Baby Jesus gold as a gift. What were the other two gifts they gave him? Frankincense
and Myrrh.

2. Fe2O3 is also known as what? Rust.

3. The Back to the Future trilogy is being re-mastered. The Delorean time machine was made of what metal?
Stainless Steel.

4. There are several different elements added to Iron to make Stainless Steel. Can you name any? Chromium, Nickel,
Phosphorus, in unusual Ferritic Stainless there can also be Aluminium, Titanium or Molybdenum.

5. What is the difference between Stainless Steel 304 and Stainless Steel 316? The main difference between 304 and
316 is that 316 contains 2%-3% molybdenum and 304 has no molybdenum. The ‘moly’ is added to improve the
corrosion resistance to chlorides (like sea water).

6. There are 6 differences in the two pictures. Can you find them?

1. Brett’s face (now Chuck Norris)

2. Brett’s name badge
3. Glens t-shirt
4. Picture on Glens badge
5. Glens helmut now says ‘Fly’
6. Wheres Wally in the corner



Heads Up for Kids is a youth orientated project that aims to provide a springboard for young
kiwi kids to become amazing New Zealanders of the future. Since the launch in July, people
have been digging out and donating their old money and foreign currency to support this aim.
This month Heads Up for Kids is asking New Zealanders to help distribute the funds raised by
nominating a young New Zealander for the following scholarships:

Award One - iPhone 4 & outdoor education scholarship (Award supported by Macaulay

Award Two - Pocket Video Camera & outdoor scholarship (Award supported by Kodak)

Award three - School Stationary & outdoor scholarship (Award supported by Croxley)

Choose a scholarship from one of the following: Elwing Discoveries (Stuart Island), O.P.C
(Tongariro or Great Barrier Island), Spirit of Adventure (Ocean Voyage), Edventures
*Acceptance to outdoor education programme is subject to the provider.

How it Works

-Firstly, the nominee must agree to the nomination, and must be aged 12-18 years of age and
attend a NZ school.

- take a creative photograph of the nominee that incorporates old money and/or foreign
currency to submit.

-Write up to 150 words about the nominee as to why you’ve chosen them for the scholarship.
(Including school and age)

-Email photograph and text to olivia@morrimac.com by the 30th of March 2011

Images and words will be loaded onto an album on Heads Up for Kids’ Facebook, the
nomination with the most support (positive comments and likes) – will be awarded an outdoor
education scholarship and an iPhone 4.

Entries and text must be emailed by the 30th of March 2011 -The successful nominees will be
notified by email by 8th April 2011.

http://www.edventure.co.nz/ http://www.opc.org.nz/ http://www.spiritofadventure.org.nz/


Nominees must be aged between 12 – 18 years/ They cannot have entered any previous
Heads Up for Kids outdoor education scholarships programmes/ Any images deemed
inappropriate will not be submitted and will be disregarded/ The successful nominee will be
required to write an account of their outdoor adventure and assist Lions as a Heads Up for Kids
Ambassador/ This nomination format was not created, and is not funded, by Facebook.

For more information please visit www.lionsclubs.org.nz/oldmoney or email


Left: Entry from 2010. Dwight Rawson from New Plymouth Boys High
was sponsored on an outdoor education adventure with OPC, Great
Barrier Island.

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Dave, our Regional Manager in the Bay of Plenty,

proves that he has the talent of talking on more than
one phone at a time!