Golf and travel planned af­ter decades of work

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By NI­COLA STE­WART

You are bound to pick up a few mates work­ing as a trades­man in a small town and that’s ex­actly what lo­cal elec­tri­cian Bruce Rom­ley has spent his work­ing life do­ing.

Af­ter more than four decades in the in­dus­try, the former owner of Elec­trico said work­ing on dif­fer­ent jobs and meet­ing new peo­ple al­ways kept things in­ter­est­ing.

‘‘I guess the most im­por­tant thing is be­ing in­volved with peo­ple and staff – we have had lots of good staff,’’ said Mr Rom­ley.

‘‘It’s re­ward­ing work­ing some­where like this be­cause clients, a lot of the time, be­come friends.’’

Mr Rom­ley has lived and worked in Mata­mata since 1979 and at the end of last year made the de­ci­sion to re­tire.

Like many young Ki­wis, he fell into elec­tri­cal work be­cause his fa­ther thought it was time he went out and found a job.

‘‘Luck­ily, it turned out to be some­thing I was pretty good at,’’ he said.

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Well-earned break: Bruce Rom­ley is look­ing for­ward to trav­el­ling and play­ing more golf af­ter more than four decades work­ing as an elec­tri­cian.

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