Digger delights

The little yellow digger, made famous by the series of popular children’s books by Betty and Alan Gilderdale, spent a couple of weeks back in April working on Tiritiri Matangi Island.

Fans of the Little Yellow Digger books, such as Tiritiri Matangi shop manager Mary-Ann Rowland (who shares them with her grandchildren), were delighted to see the actual little digger that inspired the books come to the island to help out.

The digger and driver Randal Nash did a wonderful job, Mary-Ann says, helping spread 180 tonnes of metal on one of the island’s roads.