Lower rural speed limits sought

Jun 25th, 2018 | By

The Waikato Regional Transport Committee is seeking government support to reduce the speed limit on Waikato rural roads from 100kmh to 80-90kmh. Chair Hugh Vercoe has written to Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter, also asking the Government to act quickly to bring the necessary changes that will allow councils to more easily change

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Pick of the crop

Jun 25th, 2018 | By
Iris' flower

Here’s our pictorial pick-of-the-crop. Classic cars were out in force at Prof’s @ Woodlands last week – “We love it when car clubs come visit us. Many photo ops, plus great people with a common passion.”       Is that Spring in the air?  Bunches of flowers are being beautifully arranged at THINK’s evening

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Wanted: Booking officer for hall

Jun 21st, 2018 | By
Gordonton Hall

A volunteer with a welcoming attitude is sought to manage bookings for Gordonton Hall. Richard Riddell, chairman of the Gordonton District Committee, says the role has become vacant suddenly. “Brenda Stobie has done this job very well for the last five years now but has had to step down for personal reasons. She will be

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The pick of the crop

Jun 17th, 2018 | By
Ian Riddell

Here’s the regular pictorial round-up of all things awesome in our patch.  How about this for a real pick of the crop?  Ian Riddell is delighted with the early flowering blooms at Clandon Daffodils.   (Their shop opens Monday July 2!)         The sunrise was gorgeous at Cornerstone Alpaca Stud last week. 

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Here’s to Papa and all the volunteers

Jun 15th, 2018 | By
Zealong Tea Estate

  This week is National Volunteer Week – a chance to sing out to the folk who give of their time and energy. Zealong Tea Estate want to say many cheers to Jim (Papa) Kerr. Papa has been bringing his own blend of cheer to Gordonton’s tea estate since retiring four years ago. It all

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Tractor champions of the 30s

Jun 12th, 2018 | By
1930s tractor, puketaha

    Hard working men, hard working tractors.  Mike Taylor sent through these classic farming shots taken at Puketaha, 1938.  Although it’s possibly smoko time for James Thomas Parsell, right, and his helpful neighbour. “I wish I could say the whereabouts in Puketaha these photos were taken but I would only be guessing.  And just

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