Win a copy of Diesel, Dust, Men & Machine!

Kevin Freeman’s comprehensive book ‘Diesel, Dust, Men and Machines’ covers most of the contractors involved with work on the hydro scheme in the South Island, from Benmore to Clyde, with a brief history on each and plenty of photos.

In the back of this book is also a comprehensive list of all machines involved, including serial numbers and records of where they ended up after the dam projects finished. This large book retails for $59.99 plus postage.

It is available from KF Speciality Book on Facebook, Trademe, the Twizel Bookshop, and GT Carter Books, Wanganui. We have one copy to give away to a lucky contestant …To enter the draw simply tell us why you deserve to win the book in 50 words or less. The best explanation wins.

Enter by replying to this post or by emailing Tell us in 50 words or less why you deserve to win a copy of ‘Diesel, Dust, Men and Machines.

The winner will be drawn on June 20th. Good luck!

Author: ContrafedPublishing

Account manager at Contrafed Publishing - look after advertising and digital media/marketing for the company's suite of magazines.

6 thoughts

  1. Hi, I would LOVE to win a copy of this book as I have a ‘machine mad’ family ranging in age from 15 months to 68 years old! Looks like a great book and what a great bedtime read!!! Fingers crossed. Thanks 🚧 Lesley

  2. Hey, what a wonderful gift. I’d love a copy to be able to give it to my father who worked in Twizel on the Tekapo & Ohau canals when I was young.

    1. Hi Paul
      We have decided that you are a worthy winner of the competition and would like your dad to see the book.
      What is your address? I will mail you the prize.
      cheers, Charles

  3. Hi ContrafedPublishing.

    Would you kindly advise me if there is a reseller of this book in Dunedin or Timaru areas. My dad use to work on the Caterpillar Machines on the Upper Waitaki Hydro scheme and would love to procure one of these books.


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