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Footy champs of 1912

Jul 30th, 2019 | By
Photo of Gordonton Rugby Club 1912

WHAT a grand looking team.  The photo, supplied by Hamilton City Libraries Perry Rice, ran recently in the latest copy of Home Range magazine. The year, says Perry, is 1912 and the occasion is the senior team winning the Hamilton Rugby Union Championship.  This team reigned supreme in 1912. Its record for the season was

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The Dog who came In From The Cold

Jul 29th, 2019 | By
Photo of lost dog

This little fella was found in Gordonton last week. He was in a poor state, thin as a rake and with matted hair. He’d obviously been sleeping rough for a while. “We found him this morning at the intersection of Woodlands Rd and Gordonton Rd, he is friendly and seems to be happy we have

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Te Hoe’s Pamela Storey stands for Regional Council

Jul 29th, 2019 | By
Photo of Pamela Storey

Te Hoe resident Pamela Storey is standing for Waikato Regional Council this year. After living, working, volunteering and running businesses in the Waikato, she says the time is right to contribute her skills at a policy and governance level. “I’m committed to rural communities that are economically prosperous and environmentally sustainable. Whether it’s a 500-acre

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Moon cake and gummy bears

Jul 23rd, 2019 | By
Photo of chocolate Moon cake

IT’S just as well I wasn’t in charge of catering on the trip to the Moon 50 years ago. I decided to make a cake, to celebrate us getting to the moon in Apollo 11 all those years ago. And surely worthy of a cake, all these years later. Clearly, the cake would have to

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Want to stand for council?

Jul 22nd, 2019 | By
waikato District Council logo

Be the same or be the change – if you think you can make a difference in your community, stand at this year’s Waikato district elections. Nominations for candidates wanting to stand at this year’s Waikato district elections are open. Waikato District Council’s chief executive Gavin Ion says anyone wanting to stand as a candidate

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The Word from Wairere

Jul 22nd, 2019 | By

There is still time to prune those roses, says Lloyd from Wairere Nursery. “So long as it’s done before bud burst then all will be sweet.” Always prune in fine weather, and during a fine period as roses are vulnerable to Silver Leaf disease, a fungal infection whose spores are carried in the rain and

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