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Spotlight on pasture baddies

Aug 5th, 2011 | By

Ever wondered what that suspicious bug is, scuttling around your pasture?  Or just what that carnivorous and highly venomous plant could be?

Meet Osborne

Jul 30th, 2011 | By

Number8Network is the new home of Osborne, a pukeko who lives in a paddock near Horsham Downs and has an opinion on most things.

Seeking your views on Horsham Downs Hall

Jul 28th, 2011 | By

The Horsham Downs hall and community committee want to know how you want to use the hall.

Horsham Downs beekeepers well placed in national awards

Jul 12th, 2011 | By

Hearty congratulations to Horsham Downs beekeepers Stephanie and Martin Lynch, who have picked up third place in the 2011 Farmers’ Markets NZ Awards, in the From the Kitchen Bench category.

They come in peace

Jul 3rd, 2011 | By

There’s been a lot of aerial activity across the district over the last couple of days, with helicopters toing and froing and carrying strange cargos on the end of long cables. Not far down Woodlands Rd, Gordonton, N8N came across a team of these fellows in what looked like spacesuits.  These are, we understand, Faraday

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On the lookout for garden birds

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

N8N gets help monitoring garden birds from Marley the cat, who really knows her stuff. We were taking part in the recent Garden Bird Survey, and on one sunny afternoon clocked up 14 species, including kingfisher, harrier, white-faced heron and mallard. Hopefully we’ll be bringing you some results in the not too distant future. The

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