• Lyle Bonney, the founder of the company, started off his working life in the early 1920s delivering groceries by horse and cart around Titirangi, Auckland.

• Sons Alven and Selwyn were born in 1926 and 1933 respectively.

• In the late 1920s Lyle purchased a Ford Model T, which he used to collect 56lb blocks of butter which his wife, Rita Bonney, and his mother-in-law, would cut up into one-pound blocks of butter which he would then deliver to grocery shops in West Auckland.

• In addition, Lyle ran a taxi in Auckland, and the family ran a chicken farm, which he then sold in about 1946.