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Cleaning up the trash

Jul 23rd, 2018 | By
Dumped rubbish

  TRASH PILES: Every morning Brynn Elwin walks the same piece of road with his dog, and every day notices more rubbish.  So the Ngaruawahia resident decided to do something about it, and posted the result on Facebook. Armed with a grabber pole from Mitre 10 and a few rubbish sacks, he collected what could

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New beat for Gordonton principal

Jul 23rd, 2018 | By
Keith

  The new principal at Gordonton School was a cop, rides an Indian Scout motorbike and played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar. Keith O’Donnell takes time out of school to talk to Annette Taylor. This story featured in our first issue of community magazine Home Range.  Here it is for those who like things online!

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Young artist’s solo exhibition

Jul 21st, 2018 | By
Sian Bartley

  Three cheers for young artist Sian Bartley.  The eight-year-old Gordonton School pupil is holding her first solo exhibition next month, and only began painting recently. In March she began working with artists Raymond Jennings and Joanne Clarke, taking their Art Workshop program. Joanne Clarke says the weekly sessions are designed to spark and enrich

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Rearing little friends – calf club basics

Jul 20th, 2018 | By
Calf club

Some schools are going ahead with Calf Club this year.  For those who are,  Anexa vet Hanneke Officer shares some top tips to help rear a champion. It’s so exciting. You’ve got your calf/lamb and now it is your responsibility to look after him/her. What do you need? Basically, it’s quite simple: somewhere for them

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Magazine launched this week!

Jul 16th, 2018 | By
Home Range magazine

  IT’S HERE!  The new community magazine, Home Range, is hitting rural letterboxes north-east of Hamilton this week.  (Thank you John Aukusitino at Reachmedia!) The 24-page, full colour publication is packed full of local stories from Gordonton, Puketaha, Orini and Whitikahu.  It has profiles, features, country cooking, history and a seriously local quiz (answers to

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Pick of the crop

Jul 16th, 2018 | By
Carnival the donkey

It seems the animals and the weather dominate this week’s Pick of the Crop!  A wood pigeon called in to Great Beginnings Gordonton to have a look around.      Wood pigeons are not all that common around Gordonton so this a good record!  Look at these young ornithologists keeping watch –     Staying

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