Posts Tagged ‘Marsden Point’

Crude Oil

02Sep16

Revenge is a dish best served cold. From 1983 to 1986 I worked as a pipe-fitter on the expansion project at Marsden Point oil refinery in New Zealand. During the shutdown, I worked with a trades assistant who told me he enjoyed working with me, because I was nicer to him than the boilermaker he’d […]


I got the feeling things had come full circle in 2008. Before I got into radio, in fact before I became an air-conditioning mechanic, I worked as a pipefitter on an oil refinery construction site in New Zealand. I was 18 when I first started on the site, it was 1983. I stayed there till […]


Although I was thousands of miles from home, there was something familiar about Kalgoorlie. I presented the 7pm to midnight shift on the local radio station 6KG, for two weeks in 1993. Kal, is a mining town in Western Australia. I found it easy to relate to the mainly blue collar workforce that listened to […]