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Free fun at Woodlands’ Pioneer Fundays

Sep 24th, 2018 | By
Pioneer Fundays

Woodlands Estate are holding another Pioneer Fundays – an extravaganza of 19th Century delights and goings-on. The events, held during school holidays, are real blasts from the past in the present, says Woodlands manager Kirstie Alley. “More than 2000 people turned up at the first one last year to admire vintage machinery, pet donkeys, play

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Givealittle for family who lost all in fire

Jul 9th, 2018 | By
The Thomas family

  A Givealittle page has been set up for the family who lost everything they owned in a house fire on Woodlands Rd recently. Set up by Emma Crawford, all money raised will go straight to Daniel and Courtney Thomas so they can buy things needed to get through. The Thomas family watched their family

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Heirloom exhibition at Woodlands for young and old

Jul 6th, 2018 | By
Heirloom gowns

  Step into history these school holidays for Stitch ‘n’ Time; a special exhibition of antique children’s and dolls dresses at Woodlands Estate. “We will open our doors on Tuesday July 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 so children of all ages can experience what it would have been like to grow up in the

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Pick of the crop

Jul 5th, 2018 | By
alpaca scarf

The best of a good bunch – and top of the morning to you.  Garden Graphix’s Anthony Skinner caught this mid-winter shot from his studio at Wairere Nursery.     But wait – there’s more! A friend snapped this moving (literally!) shot of cows recently and we couldn’t resist adding it to the collection.  (Just

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Moxy doxy dump trucks and mud

Jun 11th, 2018 | By
Huimai Playcentre

Our regular picture round-up of cool things happening in our Home Range. The fog cleared, the blue sky arrived and the big yellow machines came out to play! Check out this great pic of Huimai Playcentre’s visit to the Huntly Section of the Waikato Expressway on the first of June. The children were in awe

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Old Lady Parfitt and other stories brought to life in new book

Jun 11th, 2018 | By

  A book telling the struggles and triumphs of Gordonton residents from 100 years ago is almost complete. The project, part of the celebration of the centenary of Oaks Church, is coming together very well, says coordinator Valerie Morgan. “Our history at Gordonton is actually very short. The contrasts between the lifestyles of those living

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