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Gordonton’s Anzac Day service approaches

Apr 10th, 2018 | By
Anzac Day 2014

A good turnout is expected at Gordonton’s Anzac Day service this year – all are welcome to help mark the centenary of First World War’s final year.  In total, eight Waikato towns will hold services on 25 April. “It’s great to have services in the main centres like Auckland and Hamilton, but it’s very special

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Farewell and great travels, David

Apr 9th, 2018 | By

AFTER 21 years as principal of Gordonton School, David McNair tells N8N’s Annette Taylor he is  taking up a new position called Life. “This will involve getting back into golf, tennis, bike riding, walking, singing, playing guitar and perhaps learning basic Greek and Spanish. I’d also like to travel – I’d love to do a

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Woodlands puts on the fun, then and now

Apr 4th, 2018 | By
Egg and spoon race historic pic

  With Woodland’s Pioneer Fundays fast approaching, N8N looks back at how the pioneers entertained themselves way back when. A community sports day was held at the estate in Gordonton 133 years ago.  Headlined in block capitals THE WOODLANDS ANNUAL SPORTS, the article ran on Saturday April 4 1885 in the Waikato Times.  And a

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We’re getting a newspaper!

Apr 3rd, 2018 | By
Annette and Iris n8n

A newspaper for our area.  Or maybe it’s a magazine.  Possibly a bit of both. Community website Number 8 Network is launching a publication to connect people in the community north-east of Hamilton including Gordonton, Puketaha, Horsham Downs, Orini and Tauhei. Editor Annette Taylor has been writing the stories of this area for the past

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Farewell Mayoress Betty

Mar 19th, 2018 | By
Betty Anderson

  Betty Anderson, sponge maker extraordinaire, toilet cleaning champion and friend to many, was farewelled in Gordonton recently. Fittingly, the memorial service was in the hall, and the New Zealand flag flown at half-mast.  John Bridgman, former Gordonton District Committee chairman, said every community has a sponge cake maker for functions – “Betty was our

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Knitters needed for poppy project

Mar 15th, 2018 | By

Red knitted poppies are needed for this year’s Anzac Day celebrations, the more the merrier.  Waikato District Council and the Ngaruawahia Community House plan to create a blaze of poppies along the Te Awa Cycle Way, and over the Perry Bridge. More than 1200 poppies are needed for the project, which will help mark the

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