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Hey baby!

Dec 31st, 2017 | By
Cornerstone alpacas

What a cutie!  Happy birthday to the newest addition at Cornerstone Alpaca Stud – this little fella is just hours old, born on the last day of 2017. But the cute doesn’t stop here.  Check out this alpaca getting into the Christmas spirit! And how about these two, born a few weeks ago.  One is

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Helping little Holly to a better new year

Dec 30th, 2017 | By
DC Dog Rescue

Little Holly, above, was found in the pound amnesty box one morning, with two siblings.  Cherie Baker, who runs Gordonton’s DC Rescue, says the catahoula cross is about nine to 10 weeks old. “She’s a little shy with new people, once she knows you she follows you everywhere.” Currently fostered on a lifestyle block with

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Yo ho ho – Merry Christmas!

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
Merry christmas elves

  Merry Christmas from Number 8 Network!  We found these elfish photos from the 2014 Rototuna Market and had to share.  That elf on the right is  Number 8’s Iris Riddell – she’s going to have her first snowy Christmas in Japan this year! Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, we wish you a sparkling,

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Water restrictions in place

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
waikato District Council logo

Waikato District, Hamilton and Waipa District are now all on Water Alert Level 1. The move to Water Alert Level 1 was triggered by a significant increase in water consumption across the region. Water Alert Level 1 means that sprinklers should only be used between 6am to 8am and 6pm to 8pm, but a hose

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Sniffing out velvetleaf

Dec 12th, 2017 | By

  The arrival of warm, humid days means velvetleaf and other nasty weeds will be starting to appear on farms, prompting a plea for landowners and rural contractors to be on the lookout for pest plants. Helping to sniff out velvetleaf in the Waikato last month was Rusty and his handler John Taylor. The Southland-based

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National award for Pukemokemoke

Dec 5th, 2017 | By
Pukemokemoke

The Friends of Pukemokemoke Bush Reserve has won a national award for its work to protect and enhance native plant life. The group of volunteers scooped the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network’s (NZPCN) Community Plant Conservation Project category last month. Under the leadership of chairman Warwick Sylvester, they carry out working bees every month, involving

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