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Chicken farm petition gains 10,000 signatures

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
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  A petition to Waikato District Council demanding they decline a proposed mega egg farm has reached over 10,000 signatures. New Zealand’s biggest egg producer, Mainland Poultry, want to build a chicken egg laying farm at 64 Old Road, Orini, Waikato. The proposed farm would house 400,000 egg laying hens in a new indoor production

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Pick of the crop

Apr 6th, 2018 | By

There’s been some corker things happening out there – N8N shares highlights from around the area that took our fancy. How about this from Orini Combined School’s Harvest Festival – Lucas Greaves sits on his family’s whopping 39kg monster pumpkin.     The Scholastic Book Fair is in full swing at the school – open

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More concerns over proposed Orini egg farm

Mar 26th, 2018 | By
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Animal rights group Direct Animal Action has fresh concerns over a Mainland Poultry chicken farm proposed for Orini. They believe the company wants to introduce a new type of egg production at the site.  A multi-tiered aviary system is being trialled at Mainland’s South Island site, in Waianakarua, they said in a press release. DAA

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Huimai explores Pukemokemoke

Mar 22nd, 2018 | By

Children and helpers from Huimai Playcentre had a great time exploring the bush and critters at Pukemokemoke Reserve recently. The budding biologists completed a treasure hunt, spotting intricate spider webs, cicada shells, birds and trees along the way.   And of course there was time to take time out and have a breather in the

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SH1B road work update

Mar 21st, 2018 | By

Safety improvement work on SH1B between Ballard Road and Taylor Road (excluding Gordonton Village) is progressing well and on track to be finished before winter sets in.  Over the next few weeks drainage works will be completed near Taylor Rd and road shoulders will be resealed, ahead of roadside safety barriers being installed next month.

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WDC hosts rates discussion

Mar 14th, 2018 | By
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The Waikato District Council will host a public information session on its Long Term Plan in Gordonton on Wednesday 21 March, from 6 – 7.30pm. The plan proposes a general rate rise of 6.24% for 2018/19, dropping to 4.8% then 3.73% over the next two years, and 3% in the following years. The session at

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