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Old cowshed lends a dramatic hand

An old Gordonton dairy shed has been ransacked* to adorn the stage of a post-apocalyptic play being held at Waikato University next week. The “loot” includes two hand sickles, one scary-looking goat skull, an impressive wooden mallet, milking buckets from … Continue reading

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Art from old beehives

Horsham Downs artist Claudia Aalderink is always a hive of activity, especially so at the Gordonton Country Market recently. Annette Taylor chats with her about her work. IT all started when her beekeeper husband Harald returned home a few years … Continue reading

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Birthday bash for St Mary’s 80th

St Mary’s Gordonton celebrated its 80th Anniversary on Sunday 2 March with a packed church service full of regular worshipers, well wishers, and people from the district who have had links with the church. Those attending watched a presentation of … Continue reading

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Legal highs not favoured in submissions

More than half the submissions to Waikato District Council’s proposed legal highs policy were opposed to the sale of synthetic drugs in the district. Submissions on the policy numbered 483, most from towns to which it was proposed the sale … Continue reading

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Facial eczema alert

The latest facial eczema spore counts from Anexa Animal Health, for the week ending 7 March: Gordonton: Holland Rd 25,000 5,000 Proctor Rd 30,000 Matamata: Walton 60,000 Matamata 80,000 Hinuera 25,000 TePoi 85,000 Morrinsville: Kiwitahi 10,000 Motumaoho 10,000 Morrinsville North … Continue reading

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No fires allowed

Waikato District Council has stopped issuing fire permits because of the extreme fire risk. The ban means no fires can be lit in the open until further notice. The council will be in contact with anyone who has already applied … Continue reading

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