Wild Wheat, Mangere, Auckland

by | New Zealand, Photography

Wild Wheat Bakery, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland

Pies, lots of pies.

Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland

The evening shift involves putting bread into delivery boxes that ship out next day in several batches. Each order has to be examined and the requisite bread needs to be deposited in the box. 

Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland

The bread “machine” is incredibly large and probably the size of several rooms in an average home. Once that gate is opened, the entire operation is brought to a halt because the machine moves so quickly that it can easily crush any caught in its working area in a matter of seconds. 

Wild Wheat, Auckland

Despite the warning of “authorised personnel”, a secondary barrier is still in place. To open the gate, you still have to remove the extinguisher and only then does it trigger the automatic stop.

Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland

Like many large operations, there’s a huge demand on power. And a sizeable electric bill. That bill has come down by over half, thanks to an extensive solar panel installation on the roof.

Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland
Wild Wheat, Auckland