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Children to speak at Gordonton’s Anzac service

Apr 16th, 2019 | By
Gordonton cenotaph at dawn

Children from Gordonton, Horsham Downs and Puketaha Schools will be the official speakers at this year’s Anzac Day service in Gordonton. “They will read out poems and excerpts from letters from the diggers that have connections to this area,” says event organiser and St Mary’s Church Vicar David Smithson. A good turnout is expected at

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Traffic lights turned on at Gordonton Rd trouble spot

Apr 16th, 2019 | By
Thomas Rd intersection

New traffic lights at one of Hamilton’s busiest intersections have been switched on.  Hamilton City Council staff and councillors believe the lights will mitigate safety and congestion issues at the site. The Thomas Rd/Gordonton Rd intersection has been undergoing upgrade work since late last year and the new lights were activated on Wednesday. The intersection

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The cost of computers on the environment

Apr 13th, 2019 | By
Dumped computers

Few things are more harmful to the environment than computing, says computer expert Matt Bentley. The amount of raw materials that need to be extracted from the earth in order to construct a small computer, is the size of a small car. So if we’re using then replacing these devices every three to four years,

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Council wards up for revamp

Apr 11th, 2019 | By
waikato District Council logo

Waikato District Council’s final proposal for representation arrangements for the next local body elections, including the shape of the district’s voting Wards and the number of Councillors elected, has been largely endorsed. The Local Government Commission said the proposed arrangements with some further minor boundary alterations, provided a good balance between both the fair and

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Farewell Keith

Apr 9th, 2019 | By

Keith Jellyman passed away unexpectedly last Saturday. A friend to many, Keith, with his wife Lynda, has been a large part of the Gordonton community.  His funeral will take place in Gordonton on  Thursday 11 April, 1.30pm at Gordonton Hall.   Number 8 Network shares memories of Keith – “The first time I met Keith

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Rubbish collection a no go

Apr 4th, 2019 | By

Waikato District Council’s inorganic rubbish collection won’t be taking place as usual. The collection, traditionally held this time of year, wasn’t included in the refuse and recycling targeted rate for 2018/19. The service is inconsistent with the Government’s direction to reduce waste going to landfill, said Council’s acting general manager Service Delivery Roger MacCulloch. “We

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