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What it’s all about:
N8N is designed to bring together the folk living in and around Gordonton, Horsham Downs, Taupiri, Tauhei, Puketaha and other rural communities north-east of Hamilton.
It was started in 2011 by mother and daughter journalists Annette Taylor and Iris Riddell. Since Iris left for a wonderful job in Auckland, these days N8N is run by a staff of two – Annette and her right-hand cat Marley.
Annette has almost 30 years’ experience in journalism, and has written way too many stories, profiles, columns and feature articles for the Waikato TImes, NZ Herald, NEXT magazine, the Hamilton Press and national rural newspapers including Rural News, Straight Furrow, National Farming News and many others.
She has lived in Gordonton for three decades and for a small amount of that time was involved with the milking of cows.
You can email Annette here.
She still keeps a close eye on N8N and returns to the Waikato whenever she needs home baking and a place by the fireside.
But wait, there’s more!
We’re fortunate to have a collection of local writers and photographers who supply glorious pieces, and we welcome Caz (the bard) Warner and Pukemokemoke’s Keith Holborow to the team. Journalist graduate Ciaran Warner contributes beautifully crafted pieces and we also have Hamilton City Librarian Perry Rice sharing stories of Waikato’s past in photographs.
Marley delivers mice, rats and much needed fur to the operation. And Annette Taylor is always in need of a cup of tea, which is where husband David Riddell excels.