The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Peet, W. And J.
Peet, W. And J., Family Grocers, Tea Dealers, etc., Co-operative Store, Karangahape Road, Auckland. Telephone, 731. Bankers, National Bank of New Zealand. This business was established in 1889 and since then very good progress has been made. The premises are of two stories, the frontage to Karangahape Road being thirty feet by a depth running through to Cross Street, from which there is a business entrance, and where the stables and stores are located. Ten assistants are employed in the business, four horses and two delivery vans are kept going, and a good trade is done in town and country. The “Ok” is the firm's special brand of tea, and in this an increasing trade is done, three hands being constantly employed in this branch. Mr. William Peet, who was born in London, came to this Colony with his parents, and was educated in Auckland. He learned his trade with the late well-known grocery firm of Glanville and Ellyett. In 1884 he started business on his own account in Wellington Street, and five years later he removed to his present address, and was then joined by his brother who was born in Auckland and educated and trained for business in the city.