The first Arbor Day celebration in New Zealand was held in Greytown on 3 July 1890. Greytown Beautification Society has done a lot to keep the spirit alive for many years, especially Stella Bull and the park bench in the park dedicated to her, which states, "Only God can make a Tree". The town has many beautiful trees and a register is kept to help protect them.
In the 1870s, when the Public Works Department announced plans that the Wairarapa Line railway between Featherston and Masterton was not going to pass through Greytown, local protests were successful in attaining approval for a branch line from the Wairarapa Line at Woodside, which opened on 14 May 1880. For a few months Greytown was the terminus of the Wairarapa Line before the extension from Woodside to Masterton opened, but once it was relegated to branch line status it was one of the quietest railway lines in the country. It closed on 24 December 1953, and at the time of closure its revenue was only a tenth of its operating costs. Greytown passengers are now serviced by Woodside Railway Station on the Wairarapa Line.
About Car BatteriesA car battery is the component that powers the vehicle. Its stored energy is not only for this purpose however. Car batteries supply power to a host of other items such as navigation systems and radios when the car is switched off. This power supply remains limited unless the cars alternator can recharge the battery. Recharging can only happen when the car is in use. When a car remains idle over a long amount of time the battery will discharge leaving the car unable to be driven. This is just one of the factors that needs to be watched out for that leads to battery failure. Some other signs are
- Headlights becoming dimmer
- It takes longer to start up the car
- Car batteries in Greytown losing power much faster during cold weather
These are some of the signals letting you know that it is time for a check-up of the battery or a full replacement. It can be very dangerous to go and do a check-up by yourself as car batteries can explode. Car owners can clean their car batteries in Greytown, when corrosion occurs, with a baking soda and water mixture. Precaution should still be kept though by wearing safety goggles and gloves and not having any open flames near the engine. This includes not smoking during the cleaning process. The age of a cars battery is also a factor to getting it looked at for potential problems. Car batteries usually becomes problematic around 5 years of age, but maintenance is advised from 3 years and onward on a yearly basis to avoid major problems.
Battery Man Car Battery ServicesBattery Man can be found in Pietermaritzburg where they supply almost all types of batteries possible, car batteries in particular. All of their car batteries come from First National Battery who are a well-respected manufacturer within the industry. People can buy car batteries in Greytown for cars, trucks tractors and boats, with the choice of getting insurance as well. In addition, their car batteries can be delivered to all areas in KwaZulu Natal. During the delivery process Battery Man also offers to pick up used car batteries in Greytown which they dispose of in a safe manner. It is a very environmentally service seeing as car batteries are classified as hazardous material and can cause pollution. Services that they offer at their company base also include
- Checking up of car batteries
- Checking that the alternator rates are in tune
- Replacing car batteries in Greytown should they find faults
All of these services are handled by their specially trained staff