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Slow roasted duck with bacon and wine

May 18th, 2019 | By

  I do like wild duck dinners.  But I don’t have a gun, and I’m not good at sitting near a pond in a maimai, waiting for the sun to rise. Luckily, I have a brother-in-law whose happy place is the above mentioned maimai. He also has Smudge, an eager dog who bounds into the

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Windows 10 for better or worse

May 16th, 2019 | By
computer

Windows 7 is expiring in January 2020; the only option is to upgrade to Windows 10, if you want to stay on that platform, says computer guy Matt Bentley. So what’s in a name? What’s better/worse about Windows 10? The pros: • Longevity. It is meant to be Microsoft’s ongoing operating system, meaning it will

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Dynes Fulton steps down

May 1st, 2019 | By

Waikato District Council Deputy Mayor and Hukanui-Waerenga ward councillor Dynes Fulton is not seeking re-election. After serving five terms, over 15 years, he told N8N’s Annette Taylor he decided earlier this year it was time stand down. “This is an appropriate time in my life now to do other things. It’s not just a continuation

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Homes needed for Anzac crosses

Apr 26th, 2019 | By
Anzac 2019

  These white crosses need a home. The families of the soldiers they commemorate are invited to take these from the cenotaph. They were collected by Commander Brett Fotheringham RNZN from the NZ War Graves Project last year, hoping local families could retain them.  Please feel free to pick one of these white crosses from

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Farewell Trish

Apr 23rd, 2019 | By
Trish Wilson

  Number 8 Network shares excerpts from retiring Whitikahu principal Trish Wilson’s farewell last week. Acting principal Brent Harper said that Trish Wilson was more than a principal – she was a caretaker, counsellor, camp leader, teacher, friend and mother figure. “It was difficult to summarise almost 20 years as principal of the school. When

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Fun days at Woodlands

Apr 23rd, 2019 | By
Woodlands fundays

Number 8 Network shares some photo highlights from the Pioneer Fundays held at Woodlands Estate last week.  The free family fun, during the school holidays, are an extravaganza of 19th Century delights and goings-on – featuring pony rides, vintage machinery, old fashioned games, and skills including butter churning.  It was a fabulous three days, thank

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