Miniball/Basketball Season - 6th May 2014

One moment it’s a netall goal, a moment or two later it’s a basketball goal. Both Miniball and basketball are played as Primary School sports, throughout term two and three.
Now is a good time to upgrade your Miniball or Basketball System for your school or see our options for practicing at home. Purchase quality built Playgear™ Miniball and Basketball stands or maybe you just need a hoop. We use a combination of durable materials including galvanised steel and top quality netting.

One of our most popular options is the Deluxe Basketball Stand (with optional Netball Hoop and Revolving Carousel). One moment it’s a netall goal, a moment or two later it’s a basketball goal. That means one court, two games.......double the fun! Our Basketball systems can be freighted and installed in New Zealand. Please call us for a quote.


A new Flying fox for local Dunedin School - 10th Apr 2014

A child having fun on a local Dunedin School's new Flying fox. A Child enjoys a ride on the new 60m Flying Fox at a local Dunedin School, manufactured and installed by the team at Playgear by A J Grant. It is thought to be the longest Flying Fox in Dunedin.

Playgear™ by A.J Grant display down at Thieves' Alley Market Day, Dunedin - 11th Feb 2014

Playground equipment displayed during Thieves' Alley Market Day. It was an extremely busy day in the Octagon and Bath St on the 8th of February with people roaming around taking in the sights of the 30th annual Thieves' Alley Market Day in Dunedin. There was lots of food, crafts and clothes stalls along with music adding to the atmosphere.

Playgear™ by A.J Grant had some of their bright coloured playground equipment on display.

As you can see the children are having a lovely time swinging and climbing on the quality built playground equipment.

Millers Flat Anzac Day Service Celebrations - 5th Feb 2014

Millers Flat Anzac Day Service Celebrations A recent article in the ODT shows a young girl swinging on a Playgear™ Quad Swing in Millers Flat, manufactured by A.J Grant. Its nice to see our playground equipment being enjoyed and seeing kid's having fun.

Playgear™ by A.J Grant play equipment can be seen in Primary Schools and Community playgrounds throughout New Zealand. 

Playgear™ display down at Thieves' Alley Market Day - 4th Feb 2014

Playground slide taken at last years Thieves' Alley Market Day Playgear™ by A.J Grant have a display this weekend at Dunedin's biggest market of the year, Thieves' Alley Market Day. Thousands will be packed into the central city in search of a bargain.

Hundreds of interesting, creative and colourful stalls are set up around the Octagon and surrounding streets offering up a huge variety of arts, crafts, clothing and plenty of food.

Come down and see us in the Octagon. Find us by the Robbie Burns Statue where you will see our colourful playground equipment. 

Playgear™ by A.J Grant are manufacturers of playground slides, swings, monkey bars, basketball backboards and hoops along with lots of other quality play equipment. Our playground equipment can be freighted and installed in New Zealand. Please call us for a quote.

Date and Time - 8th Feb 2014 10:00am-4:00pm

Cliff Hanger and Rock Wall Climb at Bradford School. - 4th Dec 2013

The new Cliff Hanger and Rock Wall Climb at Bradford School. Recently Playgear™ by A.J Grant, manufactured and installed a Cliff Hanger and Rock Wall Climb at Bradford School. We  believe the children have had lots of enjoyment from this new piece of play equipment. See photograph in this advertisement.

We have found Rock walls a very popular piece of playground equipment and have also installed another one at a local school recently. Our playground equipment can be freighted and installed in New Zealand. Please call us for a quote.

Early days -looking back 60 years in business - 3rd Dec 2013

Photo of the workshop in Kaikorai Valley Road,  Dunedin taken in approximately 1970  2013 is a milestone for the company - our 60th year in business. A.J. Grant has come a long way since its hopeful beginnings many years ago in a back yard garage. It all began with recycled conduit piping roof racks.

A.J Grant is a family business and it began in a small way in a domestic garage in 1953. Founder Alex Grant began the company, working weekends at home while also working a full time job with another company. Using old conduit pipes taken from inside walls of wooden villas, Alex welded them into roof racks for cars and vans which were in short supply at the time. Wife and young mother Ruth would then wire brush, sandpaper and paint them during the week and sell them via a small newspaper ad.

The popularity of the roof racks encouraged them to branch out a little more and the next successful idea was to use metal pipes to make farm gates. It was about this time that Alex decided to leave his steady job and take on the business full time. The fledgling firm of A.J Grant won the tender to build the railings around the Waikouaiti Race Track in 1955. The much needed capital from this big job enabled the firm to branch out some more making clotheslines along with an increasing amount of wrought iron products which were a great success.

The business had now outgrown its residential base and after a long search A.J. Grant Engineering moved to a small workshop in Kaikorai Valley Road, (see photo taken in approximately 1970). Trampolines and play equipment were now another string to their bow. With their ever expanding business, new premises were built alongside the original workshop in Kaikorai Valley Road in 1995 where the company work from today.

Throughout its history, A.J Grant has remained a strong family focused business, with all the Grant brothers having worked alongside their father at various times. With Son’s Allan and Bruce Grant at the helm, the business has developed and expanded its lines into two facets, namely IRONGEAR which design and produce wrought iron gates, automatic and manual options, fencing and the other being PLAYGEAR™ which manufacture and install playground equipment for schools and councils around New Zealand.

Hard work and the ability to innovate have made A.J Grant the strong business it is today.

PlayGear™ recent playground display at Forsyth Barr Stadium - 31st Oct 2013

Chimp bars are ideal for developing upper body strength as well as being colourful and versitile PlayGear™ by AJ Grant recently attended the Light Party, Family Fun entertainment evening at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, where we displayed a Free standing Chimp Bar for the occasion. Our display was very popular due to its bright colours and versatility. Chimp Bars are ideal for developing upper body strength and keeps kids quiet for hours.

Our playground equipment can be freighted and installed in New Zealand. Please call us for a quote.

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