Merry merry Christmas to each and all of you.  Number 8 Network wishes everyone a relaxing, family- and friend-filled Yuletide. 

After an unusual and difficult year, we hope 2021 gives you reason to smile.  Because if there’s one thing we learned, it’s to look for the small sources of hope and light.  Here’s to that.

Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, we wish you a sparkling, bubbly new year.

Look after yourselves, be kind to cats, puppies and cows.  Christmas hugs from Annette.

Love this from Anexa vets –


Photo of cows with santa hat


Before we get into some festive things, meet Wayne Good who you will find at the Arkanda Antiques Barn on Whitikahu Rd since opening shop six weeks ago.  He’s absolutely loving it in Gordonton.

“The local community are making me so welcome!”

A chef as well, he’s been flat out holding Christmas cooking demonstations as well.  In the New Year we’ll bring you a story on Wayne and some of the plans he has.  Welcome to Gordonton Wayne!

Arkanda antiques Barn,  128 Whitikau Rd,  Phone 021 898 909.
They are open tomorrow (Wednesday 23) 10am to 4pm, then closed until .30th December. The usual hours are Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.


Photo of Wayne Good



Here is a lovely Yuletide pic from Great Beginnings Gordonton. (I think it’s an elf turning up the air conditioning unit!)

Great Beginnings


MacSmith Tires wish all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – ‘May 2020s upheavals be a distant memory and may 2021 be mint and epic!’

They are holding a Christmas Competition – win a $100 wheel alignment by guessing what their minion baby Jesus is going to look like before 23 December 2020.  Email your best guess to Bridget  to be in to win.  The ‘bang on the money guess’ wins hands down.
Photo of MacSmith Xmas


The Christmas spirit continues to be shared all around, and Cornerstone Alpaca Stud held a little party to say thanks to locals.  Thanks Cornerstone for your good cheer!


Cornerstone Alpaca Xmas


Cornerstone Alpaca Xmas


Woodlands Homestead are all decked up in Christmas glitter and tinsel and treats – there is a photo story on N8N but here’s a favourite or two –





Photo of Woodlands


Here’s a last pic of two Good boys.


Photo of Wayne Good




And from Number 8 Network – Merry Christmas to all and to all a Merry Christmas.  Here’s Osbourne, our Yuletide Pukeko suitable attired.  Cheers!


Merry Christmas Osborne


Merry merry and happy happy.  Have the best time. xxx


Xmas deer photo
Wha? That time again?!


If you have a Xmas piccy to share, send it in!



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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.

2 thoughts on “MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  • December 25, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Hi Annette & David,

    Apologies for not getting to you before now. With one thing and another but I will explain further later.

    We wish you both and your family A Merry Christmas and All the Best for the New Year

    Take good care of yourselves and stay safe.

    All the best
    Don & ann

    • December 26, 2020 at 9:30 pm

      Many thanks Don, and merry Christmas to you and yours. Happy New Year.


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