Input needed on Gordonton’s history

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

Gordonton’s history was well and truly on the agenda at last month’s Gordonton District Committee meeting and a call has been made for input from everyone in the community. “We identified that we need to preserve our history in a pro-active manner, and use this to bring our community together, and keep our identity,” said

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Mushrooms galore!

Apr 19th, 2017 | By
Horse mushroom

Mushroom season is upon us.  And one of the best types is in paddocks right now. Horse mushrooms (Agaricus arvensis) are the biggest of the local mushroom varieties – they can be 15cm or more across the cap – and they have a deliciously rich flavour with a hint of aniseed. Last year we didn’t

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Anzac approaches

Apr 17th, 2017 | By

A reminder that this year’s Anzac Day celebrations in Gordonton are on Tuesday 25 April. “Everyone is invited, and it’s an occasion where people can come together and share in a communal sense of remembrance,” Keith Jellyman said. The service starts at 10am, and will involve a remembrance in the Gordonton hall and a wreath

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Wild hunt on way again

Apr 17th, 2017 | By
Young hunter

Attention keen young (and older) hunters – the Tauhei Combined School Wild Game Hunt is fast approaching. The fundraiser, in its seventh year, is showing it is an event not to be missed. Each year it keeps getting better, says Rita Dewhurst who is on the organisaing committee. “It’s a great way for kids to

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Farewell to Fred

Apr 11th, 2017 | By

John Clarke died yesterday while photographing birds in the Grampians National Park, Victoria.  Only two years ago John’s mother died at Tamahere Eventide and his  memories formed the basis of this obituary on N8N’s sister site Tamahere Forum.     Obituary: Neva Yvonne Clarke McKenna, QSM, 1920-2015 A woman whose life was the stuff of

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‘It was such a freak thing…’

Apr 10th, 2017 | By
Waikato flooding.

A Taupiri family made a ‘frightening’ night time evacuation through the recent floodwaters, reports the Waikato Times. Wading through floodwaters in the dark with a toddler and a pet dog was a scary scenario for one Taupiri family. Remnants of Cyclone Debbie forced Lisa Thurgood​ and husband Nigal​ to evacuate their Tenfoot Rd home late Wednesday night.

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