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Woodlands Pioneer Day a blast

Jul 24th, 2017 | By
Woodlands Pioneer Fundays

Woodlands first-ever Pioneer Fundays was a real blast from the past in the present. There were donkey rides, vintage vehicles to admire, old style games to play and gnomes to find on the garden trail. It’s estimated around 2000 people attended the days, from Tuesday to thursday.  Looking forward to the next one already!  

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Hole surprises whole lot of motorists

Jul 17th, 2017 | By
Hole on Woodlands Rd

This time last Tuesday there was a huge hole on Woodlands Rd, which appeared out of nowhere. Raewyn Reynolds took this photo on her phone not long after it appeared – she wasn’t allowed any closer, she says. Dyanne Osborne told the Waikato Times she was driving home in her Nissan Navara when she almost

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Victorian high jinks in Gordonton

Jul 17th, 2017 | By

Old gnomes, old games and Victorian shenanigans are on the menu at Woodlands Estate this week. Gordonton’s Victorian homestead is hosting the inaugural Pioneer Fundays – an extravaganza of 19th Century delights and goings-on. Vintage machinery, games and pioneer refreshments will be on offer over the three days, and a new garden trail laid out

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First Aid course in Gordonton

Jul 17th, 2017 | By
NZ Red Cross

A first aid course for community groups is being held in Gordonton later this month. Sue Shepherd from the Oaks Christian Centre says the course facilitators are from the NZ Red Cross, and have many years’ experience. “It’s the first time Oaks has hosted a First Aid Course and we’re hoping people will take advantage

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Recall on Rototuna sausages

Jul 9th, 2017 | By
Sausages

New World Rototuna is recalling specific batches of their Honey Mint and Rosemary Lamb sausages. The produce may contain plastic pieces, says the Ministry for Primary Industries.  Sausages with Best Before Dates of  05/07/17, 08/07/17, 09/07/17 and 12/07/17 are being recalled. The Ministry advises customers check the date marking on the sausages, which are sold

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Burglars active in Gordonton

Jul 3rd, 2017 | By
Police car

DIRTY rotten thieves are in our neighbourhood, scouting out our streets and breaking into our homes. A burglar got into our house yesterday and would have made off with our laptop computer and other equipment if she hadn’t been disturbed. Husband David was feeling unwell so took himself off to bed after Sunday lunch. I

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