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Pick of the crop

Oct 16th, 2018 | By
Horsham Downs ag day

Here’s a collection of cool pics from around the area. It’s ag day at many of our schools out there – how about this pic from Horsham Downs?     There’s no such thing as too many lambs on one trailer, thanks for the pic, Mike Taylor!     John Riddell had a couple of

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Speed limits on rural roads in the spotlight

Oct 15th, 2018 | By
rural roads

Locals are being urged to have their say on the speeds traffic can travel on the area’s roads, which have been found to be high-risk or that have been affected by rapid residential growth. Feedback can be given by making submissions on a Waikato District Council by-law. Submissions are open now and close on November

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Centenary for cenotaph

Oct 9th, 2018 | By
Gordonton Obelisk

  It is 100 years ago that Gordonton’s cenotaph was unveilled on a rainy day, 16 October 1918.  It was one of the first built in New Zealand to commemorate those from the local district who died in action and served in World War One. A reporter from the Waikato Times said the day would

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Round-up of goings-on

Oct 9th, 2018 | By
Spring flowers

Number 8 Network does a round-up of what’s been going on.   A team from Rototuna High School has come third in a Student Product Development Challenge with a beverage made from Waikato ingredients, one of which is from Zealong Tea Estate. Students Liam Anderson and Gaith Laith, led by teacher Jenny Mangan, were given

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Flowers for free

Oct 2nd, 2018 | By
Flowers WI

  Be on the lookout for free bunches of flowers to take home next week – posies are being left at public places throughout the country by members of Women’s Institute. The Lonely Bouquet Initiative is spreading the word that the WI is alive and kicking and looking to recruit new members, says Sarajane Crookes,

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Council seeking submissions on Orini poultry farm

Sep 28th, 2018 | By

Waikato District Council is seeking submissions on a multi-tiered aviary system in Orini to be built by Mainland Poultry. “Mainland Poultry have provided the required information and the application will go to limited notification. This means the owners and occupiers of the seven properties identified as affected have until 12 October 2018 to make a

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