Painting sign photo
A fresh new look – Annette about to give that lurking alpaca a coat of paint.



NUMBER 8 NETWORK, the community website that has been covering stories and events in Gordonton and surrounds since 2011 has had a makeover.

In the interests of keeping up with ever increasing technological advances an upgrade was needed.

We’re chuffed with the new look. How about taking a tour?

Getting around – it’s easy!

The black on white tabs across the top of the website (on laptop or PC) or in the drop down menu on mobile (shown by three lines) are your guide. The titles speak for themselves; there’s a treasure trove to be found in News, History, Out & About, and Country Cooking.


Photo of N8N layout


At the bottom of each story there are links to others you may like, and more options by following the arrows to the left and right.


But wait – there’s more!

At the bottom of the site, you’ll find some Quick Links, including Local Characters. Click on this to meet some of the wonderful people who live around these parts and news of what they’ve been up to.

The A to Z Directory lists local cafes, businesses, community facilities and more. If you’re not there and think you should be, let us know. This is a free service.


Photo of N8N menu


This is a work in progress. I’m still learning how to drive all this and will probably change a few things around, making small improvements. But the basics will stay in place.

If you’d like a weekly digest of stories emailed to you go to the subscription page and if you’d like to inquire about advertising click here.

Please take a turn around the site and let me know what you think. Comment below or click here to email editor Annette Taylor.    Follow us on our Facebook page, as well.

  • If you have news you’d like to share, events you want to tell others about, have done something interesting or notable or know somebody local who has – tell us so we can let everyone else know. That’s why N8N is here.


Photo of annette, Iris, pip
Three cheers for Pip, center.

Finally, a word of thanks to N8N’s sister community website Tamahere Forum, run by the incredible Philippa Stevenson, whose support has been ongoing for decades and much appreciated.

And bunches of daffodils are due to Michelle Sullivan, of Web Matters Limited, who is the genius who put all this complicated web stuff together so beautifully and professionally.   Thank you Michelle!






alpaca and annette photo
Yes. But only one of us is an alpaca!

Annette Taylor is the editor of community website Number 8 Network.


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Number 8 Network - a community website for the rural areas northeast of Hamilton, NZ, is run by Gordonton journalist/editor Annette Taylor.

4 thoughts on “FRESH NEW LOOK FOR N8N

  • July 1, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Looking absolutely splendid, Annette and N8N. Thanks for the shout out and for your support of me and Tamahere Forum. Long live local community websites!!

    • July 1, 2020 at 9:51 am

      Many thanks to you always Pip. Don’t think I’d be here without you and Tamahere!

  • July 1, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    You’re a gem Annette Taylor.


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