Katie Clausen

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Helping Katie Rose

Gordonton artist Katie Rose Clausen is fundraising to pay for cancer treatment. Her goal is to raise $50,000 and since March she has raised $18,610.45. The 21-year-old tells her story to the Waikato Times. Growing up Katie Rose Clausen was always a little different. Clausen, who is from Waikato, never stepped foot inside a classroom.

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Vote Waikato

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Gordonton Primary old

Gordonton School’s 125th takes shape

Gordonton School’s 125th reunion is next month.  A number of events have been planned to mark the occasion, with highlights including visits to the school on Friday, a Powhiri on Saturday and evening meal at Woodlands Cafe. A committee has been working on the event for about a year and many memories, photographs and comments

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Hanneke

Looking after paddock pets

Animals are unpredictable and it can be hard to prevent trouble – knowledge is the key, says Anexa FVC Gordonton vet Hanneke Officer.  Hanneke will write a regular piece on animal care for Number 8 Network. As a former lifestyle block owner and experienced large animal veterinarian, I have experienced emergencies in a range of

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Scott MacLeod

Living on $2.85 a day

Scott Macleod had his last proper meal Sunday evening and the 14-year-old will spend the next five days trying to live on $2.85 to raise money for the Tearfund Live Below the Line campaign. “So from this morning I’m giving up my usual food routine and will live on $2.85 every day until Friday.  My

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Vote now

Rip, choose, vote, post

As soon as you see your voting papers in the mail – they are due between September 16 and 21 – rip them open, make your choice of candidate, vote and post. That simple and timely action is more likely to see your vote counted on election day October 8 than anything else you could

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The old Gordonton hall

New info sought on old pics

  FEAST your eyes on wonderful pics of our old hall.  Actually, while you’re at it – do you know anything about these photos? Sent in by Perry Rice, from Hamilton City Libraries, they were taken mainly by museum staff in the 1970s to 1990s. “Regrettably we don’t have a comprehensive catalogue as to location

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Out & About

The rubbish jar

The Number One tip for reducing your rubbish is…

GET A JAR.  No, seriously.  Since the new changes to Waikato District Council’s rubbish collection our household waste has been reduced to this –     It began with friendly rubbish rivalry.  A friend challenged us to see who could produce the least trash.  This was before Waikato District Council’s changes to rubbish collection –

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The Red Cross Book Fair is on at Te Rapa Racecourse from August 26-28

Books back good cause

The Red Cross Book Fair, the oldest book fair in the Waikato, turns 20 this year and is still going strong in the e-reader era.
In fact, notes long time co-organiser Philippa Robertson the news recently was all about people’s dwindling fascination with Kindles.
Regardless of the debate over how we read the Red Cross Book Fair, held annually each August, has only known one trend in its two decades – an ever growing number of readers eager to be matched with recycled books.

Country Cooking

Horse mushroom

Lashings of delicious mushrooms

Mushroom season is just about over, but one of the best types is still putting in an appearance. Horse mushrooms (Agaricus arvensis) are the biggest of the local mushroom varieties – they can be 15cm or more across the cap – and they have a deliciously rich flavour with a hint of aniseed. Around here

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Chilli sauce cropped

Relishing the chillies

This is simply the most splendid chilli sauce I’ve experienced – packed with complex, intense flavours and hot enough to knock your socks off. We were going to turn our small harvest of jalapeno chillies into a jar of pickled peppers to be kept in the fridge and used as needed. But we’re still getting

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Country Markets

Gordonton country market

Gordonton Market this Saturday!

The sun is set to shine on this Saturday’s Gordonton Country Market. “Fine, not much wind,” says MetService. Stallholders will be making the most of the day – serving up good cheer as well as a huge range of locally made art, and crafts, food and treats. Great food is on offer – including salmon,

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Tamahere Market

Tamahere Market worth a visit

Our markets may be taking a rest, but if you like fresh produce, culinary treats and crafts, check out the fabulous Tamahere Market. The popular market, south of Hamilton, offers everything from seasonal fruit and vegetables to imaginative art and craft, local wine, delicious cooked food, including Indian vegetarian meals, Cornish pasties, Dutch biscuits and

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History

The old Gordonton hall

New info sought on old pics

  FEAST your eyes on wonderful pics of our old hall.  Actually, while you’re at it – do you know anything about these photos? Sent in by Perry Rice, from Hamilton City Libraries, they were taken mainly by museum staff in the 1970s to 1990s. “Regrettably we don’t have a comprehensive catalogue as to location

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Puketaha school

Puketaha centenary draws close

Puketaha School celebrates its centenary on Friday September 23 and Saturday 24.  The weekend will include games from throughout the 100 years of history, tree planting and a formal dinner. In the lead-up to the event, pupils have been learning about the old days, says deputy principal Katherine Dixon. Senior pupils have interviewed past pupils,

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