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Cheap deal has big cost

Aug 16th, 2018 | By
library books

The Waikato District Council wanted a cheaper deal for access to Hamilton city libraries, a move that axed the long running deal and caused an outcry.

District Council chief executive Gavin Ion told our sister site Tamahere Forum the Hamilton City Council didn’t agree with the proposed fee cut “so the negotiations ended unsuccessfully.”

But one city councillor maintains the district has ditched a good deal which was being subsidised by the city.



Library access still up for discussion

Aug 15th, 2018 | By
Library access

Recent changes to access to Hamilton City Libraries for Waikato District residents are a short-term move, says Waikato District Council ward councillor Dynes Fulton. “This is all part of a process of council working towards developing a Waikato regional library facility for all. “The long term goal is to actually increase access to libraries throughout

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Pick of the crop

Aug 12th, 2018 | By
Kim Gardiner

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!  We have proof.  Here’s a photo of Gordonton’s Kim Gardiner with a new friend. Mother Marie says her daughter loves her lambs.     As does this mother.  Thanks for the pics Marie!     And what is this?  Could it be a Moanasaurus, a marine dinosaur that lived in the seas

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Sian’s art show impresses

Aug 12th, 2018 | By
Sian's exhibition

Eight-year-old artist Sian Bartley’s first solo exhibition, Just Getting Started, was a huge success, with a good turnout from family and supporters. The Gordonton School pupil only began painting recently, taking art workshops with artists Raymond Jennings and Joanne Clarke. Jo Clarke says response to the solo show was overwhelming, and many of Sian’s fellow

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Hamilton library access to end

Aug 7th, 2018 | By

Book lovers in Waikato District who use the Hamilton city libraries will have to pay for the privilege, although some areas will have 12 months’ grace. Access to Hamilton libraries will soon no longer be a free option for nearby Waikato district residents, reports N8N’s sister community website Tamahere Forum. An overwhelming majority of district

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Rare falcon visits Gordonton

Aug 6th, 2018 | By
Falcon Gordonton 6 August 2018 2

    Gordonton’s Don Riddell knew it wasn’t a hawk.  He was pretty sure a NZ falcon was perching in his tree on Woodlands Rd. He rang N8N (we have expressed an interest in things ornithological!) and we galloped over to admire  one of New Zealand’s rare native birds of prey looking down on us.

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