Woodlands gets its fountain

May 22nd, 2017 | By
Fountain Woodlands

There she flows – the water has been dancing in the new fountain at Woodlands Historic Homestead. Situated in the middle of the circular lawn in front of the homestead, the fountain is receiving a lot of praise from visitors, says Woodlands Estate manager Kirstie Alley. “It’s a thing of beauty, and it’s lovely to

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Arbor Day challenge

May 18th, 2017 | By

New Zealanders are being challenged to plant a native tree on Arbor Day (June 5) to set a record for the most trees ever planted on one day in New Zealand. The challenge comes from Trees That Count, a new conservation programme which aims to increase native tree planting in New Zealand. Trees That Count

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Gordonton Road’s safety improved

May 10th, 2017 | By
Gordonton Rd

The latest round of safety improvements on Gordonton Rd  (State Highway 1B) from Taupiri to Gordonton, have been completed. Side barriers, shoulder widening, wide centrelines and rumble strips are being added in high-risk areas from Taupiri through to the Ballard Rd intersection. The NZ Transport Agency’s Waikato Highways manager Karen Boyt said there were nine

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Beware who knocks

May 4th, 2017 | By

Neighbourhood Support Hamilton has sent a warning out about dodgy door knockers. Reports of groups of people are going to addresses in Chartwell, Queenwood and northern suburbs saying they are selling raffle tickets for a local school trip to Kelly Tarltons. “They take down names, addresses and phone numbers and a couple of dollars, while

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Helicopter robots at The Mandarin Tree!

May 1st, 2017 | By
Denise Fort

The Mandarin Tree’s next exhibition opens tomorrow.  Raglan artist Denise Fort talks to N8N’s  Annette Taylor about her art. Tell us a little about yourself, your background and where you are now. I was born in Munich, Germany. My parents came to Germany from Czech Republic and I came to New Zealand eight years ago.

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Inorganic rubbish collection starts

May 1st, 2017 | By

Furniture, lawnmowers, televisions and other inorganic rubbish will be collected from the kerb outside properties this month. Waikato District Council says only properties that have refuse and recycling picked up weekly are entitled to the annual kerbside inorganic collection. Communities need to make themselves aware of the collection dates for their area and when to

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