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Lemon cordial the best

Jan 17th, 2020 | By
Lemons

There’s nothing quite like a glass of lemon cordial after a day in the garden, mowing the lawns or some strenuous book reading in the hammock. Lemon cordial is easy to make,  and with nice glass bottles available at the Warehouse or supermarket (the kind with the rubber seal) you can bottle the concentrate so

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Having a Sangriable time

Dec 15th, 2019 | By
Annette and Kate

Longer sunny days lend themselves to leisurely entertaining, says Kate Wilson from Prof’s @ Woodlands Cafe.  This article appeared in the newest Home Range magazine – brought to you by Number 8 Network. If we are responsive to the seasons, we have a quite different approach than we do during the colder months. Appetites are

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Time to watch water use

Dec 15th, 2019 | By

The message is official – watch your water use.  Hamilton City Council moved to Water Alert Level 1 last  week, and that will affect some residents in Gordonton. While most of the Waikato district isn’t on water restrictions just yet, Waikato District Council’s  Roger MacCulloch said southern communities need to be mindful that they have

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Council working bee success

Dec 15th, 2019 | By
Photo of Council staff working bee

Around 350 staff members from Waikato District Council rolled their sleeves up for a Waikato-wide working bee – the biggest ever seen. Council teams got stuck in weeding, picking up rubbish, painting and generally lending a hand at about 20 sites in the Waikato. The chance to give back to celebrate a successful year was

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Winky the festive lamb

Dec 10th, 2019 | By

WINKY THE LAMB is well into the festive spirit and some Yuletide costumes. She got into her fancy dressups last week when Number 8 Network called in to say hello. The little lass was born six weeks ago with a hyperthyroid condition and was weak when brought in to Global Veterinary Services in Gordonton. “She

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Memories of Bussy

Dec 10th, 2019 | By
Photo of Bussy Ngataki

Annette Taylor talks with Gordonton’s Cilla Henry and John Bridgman about their memories of a special member of our community who passed away earlier this year. This is the full article featured in the new Home Range magazine from Number 8 Network – look for it in letterboxes this week! Bussy Harata (Charlotte) Ngataki  was

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