Gordonton goes to Fukushima

Mar 20th, 2017 | By

That’s that then. The daughter is now on her way to Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, after a spot of training in Tokyo. Iris was the leading force in the creation of Number 8 Network. While studying journalism she noted she knew more about the goings-on in Hamilton than she did Gordonton, where she had been born

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Fun and frolics at fundraiser

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
St Mary's Church fundraiser

Hundreds turned up at the Family Fun Day to raise money for St Mary’s Church Hall Building Fund. Held at the Awapuni Donkey Farm in Gordonton, Sally-Ann Riddell says it was a fantastic day for a good cause –  and much fun was had. “There were rides for the kids, being towed behind a quad

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Lemon cordial all year round

Mar 20th, 2017 | By

  The hot summer days are coming to an end but there’s still nothing quite like a cool glass of cordial after a day in the garden – or strenuous book reading. And in winter it makes a delicious hot lemon drink on those cold nights. Lemon cordial is really easy if you have a

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A fond farewell for Murray

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
Murray Ball

  Along with almost every Kiwi in this country, I’m trying to find words to farewell the greatest of greats, Murray Ball who died yesterday aged 78. His observations of rural New Zealand were exceptional, right down to maggot racing and similar bucolic pastimes involving sheep, pigs and Welsh Corgis. Through more than 20 year’s

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Gordonton bird watchers get new bird for NZ

Mar 12th, 2017 | By
Laughing Gull

New Zealand has clocked up a new species of gull – and it’s down to two Gordonton birders. A few weeks ago N8N mentioned the sighting and since that time the Laughing Gull has been officially recognised as a new bird species for New Zealand.  Colin Miskelly, curator of terrestrial vertebrates, filed this report on

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ANZAC Poppy Tree project growing fast

Mar 5th, 2017 | By
knitted poppies

  Waikato community groups are getting out their knitting needles to take part in a district-wide yarn bombing street art project to commemorate ANZAC Day. They are joining forces with local community houses to create knitted or crocheted poppies to cover the trunk of a selected tree in each town centre in April, taking up

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