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More than food at Gordonton takeaways

Oct 25th, 2011 | By

You can buy fish and chips at one end, and help build a Cambodian orphanage down the other. Gordonton’s Coastal Connection owners Mich and Yorng Dul came to New Zealand from a Cambodian refugee camp in 1986. They took over the fish and chip shop two years ago and have been busy since, and not

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New artpiece unveiled at Woodlands

Oct 21st, 2011 | By

A specially commissioned painting by local artist Jacquie Haselden was unveiled recently at Woodlands Historic Homestead. Jacquie, a descendant of the Woodlands branch of the Riddell family, said the work depicts past and present for Woodands. “The homestead and landscape were painted as seen now and the work horses with Cambridge roller were painted from

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The Milky Way gets through

Sep 14th, 2011 | By

On a chill Spring morning, a group of volunteers got together at the old Gordonton School to sort, staple and stack almost 500 issues of The Milky Way, the district’s newsletter. We popped along to see the action and do a bit of stapling.



Say hi to Federated Farmers

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

Federated Farmers are out and about  – and might drop by in the next few days. Field officer Pearl Hamid, accompanied by Sarah Peters, are on the road, and today were ‘working’ Woodlands Rd. Pearl, who doubles up on communications and sales, says it’s all part of a move to increase the organisation’s profile and

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A stitch in time

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

The quilts and needlework are on display in all their glory at Woodlands this week. The N8N crew went for a gander this morning, but nothing beats seeing them in the flesh- er, fabric. The textile display ends this Sunday. Click the thumbnails for a better view.



Look and think sharp for quiz night

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

What is the air velocity of an unladen swallow? What is the capital of Nicaragua?  If you know the answer to these, or think you do, you’ve obviously watched too much Python.  However, a quiz night at Horsham Downs may well be up your alley. The quiz questions will be varied and challenging, but not

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