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Bearing Up

BEARS have been turning up in windows and bus stations and in all sorts of places across the nation.  Gordonton gets in on the fun. Here’s what appeared on Whitikahu Rd recently –     And N8N decided there were not enough bears on Woodlands Rd and has taken to hiding furry critters in the

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Vets on the job

  “The world is in lockdown, but as an essential service we’re here to help,” say the team at Global Veterinary Services in Gordonton. “We want you to know we are open, and will remain open for farm and essential or urgent companion animal work.  If you or your animals need assistance please call us

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Round-up: Crisis support, other information

    Freephone 0800 800 405  That’s the freephone number to call if you live in the Waikato region and you or your whānau need help getting food, groceries or other household goods and services. A newly formed Covid-19 emergency operations centre formed by the Waikato district and Hamilton city councils will collect information from you to

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Essential work only at Gordonton Automotive

Darrin Paul at Gordonton Automotive is open –  to essential workers. “So if you need your car to get to work we will be able to repair and give it a Warrant of Fitness.” Restrictions are in place.  “When you drop your car off, please make sure you turn off all heating and air cons

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MacSmith’s – open!

Farming is an essential operation during the Covid-19 national lockdown – and MacSmith’s Tires are open to ensure the tyres keep turning. “We are here for you if you get a puncture or need new tyres to get to work. We support you and think you are doing a fantastic job. Be proud!” says Jason

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Cohesive Waikato approach key: mayoral meeting during crisis

Getting on the same page and comparing notes of how the region is responding to the Covid crisis was the main aim of a meeting of Waikato mayors, council executives, MPs, Iwi leaders and others yesterday. The purpose of the teleconference was to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and how Waikato’s politicians and their agencies

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Home Range

Annette and Kate

Having a Sangriable time

Longer sunny days lend themselves to leisurely entertaining, says Kate Wilson from Prof’s @ Woodlands Cafe.  This article appeared in the newest Home Range magazine – brought to you by Number 8 Network. If we are responsive to the seasons, we have a quite different approach than we do during the colder months. Appetites are

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Memories of Bussy

Annette Taylor talks with Gordonton’s Cilla Henry and John Bridgman about their memories of a special member of our community who passed away earlier this year. This is the full article featured in the new Home Range magazine from Number 8 Network – look for it in letterboxes this week! Bussy Harata (Charlotte) Ngataki  was

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Out & About

Gordonton School enjoys day at the Marae

Gordonton School visited Hukanui Marae recently.  Gordonton principal Keith O’Donnell said students and staff were welcomed onto the Marae with a full Powhiri.   The purpose of the visit was to strengthen ties between the Marae and the school and to bring the two communities closer together. There is some overlap in that relationship, he said.

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Fukushima

Struggling to find the words: inside Fukushima’s nuclear plant

Gordonton’s Iris Riddell toured inside the disabled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant recently. She shares the experience here.       “Your total radiation dose on this tour will be 0.01 millisieverts – about the equivalent of a dental x-ray.” That’s what we’d been told, barely 40 minutes earlier. I tried to keep that firmly in

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Country Cooking

Lemons

Lemon cordial the best

There’s nothing quite like a glass of lemon cordial after a day in the garden, mowing the lawns or some strenuous book reading in the hammock. Lemon cordial is easy to make,  and with nice glass bottles available at the Warehouse or supermarket (the kind with the rubber seal) you can bottle the concentrate so

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Annette and Kate

Having a Sangriable time

Longer sunny days lend themselves to leisurely entertaining, says Kate Wilson from Prof’s @ Woodlands Cafe.  This article appeared in the newest Home Range magazine – brought to you by Number 8 Network. If we are responsive to the seasons, we have a quite different approach than we do during the colder months. Appetites are

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History

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Memories of Komakorau School

  Seventy or more years ago, Alan Manning, got into a spot of bother at Komakorau School.  He told the tale to Home Range magazine.  Along with two other boys, Alan decided to brighten up the girls’ drinking fountain. “We filled the bowl with dirt and planted some daisies. Our teacher, Mr Broadbent, was very

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Waikato Times in the 1930s

  ANOTHER good thing from the past – this from Alan Manning, a founding member of the Waikato Vintage Tractor & Machinery Club.   Alan’s grandfather Arthur worked at the Waikato Times as a printing machinist from the early 1900s.  He returned to his job after serving in the first World War, and stayed until

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