Out & About

Gordonton goes to Fukushima

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
Iris

That’s that then. The daughter is now on her way to Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, after a spot of training in Tokyo. Iris was the leading force in the creation of Number 8 Network. While studying journalism she noted she knew more about the goings-on in Hamilton than she did Gordonton, where she had been born

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Gone cycling

Nov 10th, 2016 | By
Penny farthings

  Number 8 Network has headed Otago-ways for a bicycle ride in full Victorian clobber.  Penny farthings will be involved, and Annette Taylor says this year she might try and get on one.  For one minute. Last year she joined a keen group of enthusiasts for an old-fashioned cycle tour of Canterbury. Lycra and gears

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The Number One tip for reducing your rubbish is…

Aug 13th, 2016 | By
The rubbish jar

GET A JAR.  No, seriously.  Since the new changes to Waikato District Council’s rubbish collection our household waste has been reduced to this –     It began with friendly rubbish rivalry.  A friend challenged us to see who could produce the least trash.  This was before Waikato District Council’s changes to rubbish collection –

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Books back good cause

Aug 10th, 2016 | By

The Red Cross Book Fair, the oldest book fair in the Waikato, turns 20 this year and is still going strong in the e-reader era.
In fact, notes long time co-organiser Philippa Robertson the news recently was all about people’s dwindling fascination with Kindles.
Regardless of the debate over how we read the Red Cross Book Fair, held annually each August, has only known one trend in its two decades – an ever growing number of readers eager to be matched with recycled books.



Race begins for Waikato mayoralty

May 23rd, 2016 | By
Brian Cathro

Candidates are putting their hands up for the top spot in Waikato’s local government. October 2016 is our chance to have a say on who represents our community and the Waikato district for the next three years. Brian Cathro is standing for change – the Ngaruawahia-born Mayoral candidate says it’s time the balance of power

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Stars shine at Woodlands

May 2nd, 2016 | By
Woodlands Idol microphone

The stars were out in full force at Woodlands on Saturday night. It was a full house of more than 160 people for the second-ever Woodlands Idol, the first taking place in 2011. Seven talented contestants from the greater Waikato took to the stage to raise more than $4000 for a new visitor centre and

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