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The flag flies at Gordonton Cenotaph

Apr 25th, 2020 | By
Photo of Anzac Day 2020 flag

The New Zealand flag flew at the Gordonton cenotaph on Anzac morning. John Bridgman raised the flag at 7am with a few locals gathered around in the early morning mist – keeping their two-metre distance – reflecting on past sacrifices while a tui sang in the oak tree overhead.



The empty Village

Apr 24th, 2020 | By
Gordonton playground photo

We went walkabouts one afternoon during lockdown and took some pics of a very different Gordonton – the empty Village



Getting through

Apr 20th, 2020 | By

Anxiety, loneliness, and fear are just some of the emotions we may be experiencing in pandemic lockdown.



Gordonton hotspot for endangered bats

Apr 18th, 2020 | By
Photo of long-tailed bat

A new study has confirmed critically endangered long-tailed bats live in our area. Some hotspots include the kahikatea patches around Taylor/Sainsbury Road area, as well as confirming their presence in the Hakarimata Ranges.



Body found on Horsham Downs farm

Apr 16th, 2020 | By
Police car

A homicide investigation has been launched after a body was found in Horsham Downs. A local farmer called the police on Monday after finding the man’s body, now identified as 40-year-old Sao Young, of Hamilton. Police told RNZ they’ve completed a forensic examination and an investigation team is working to establish how he got to

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My Waikato Museum launched

Apr 16th, 2020 | By

Waikato Museum has launched a virtual exhibition that asks people to share photos of their favourite items on social media using the hashtag #mywaikatomuseum. Waikato Museum Director Cherie Meecham said the idea was to ask people what a ‘museum of you’ would have on its walls. “We also suggest anyone posting to #mywaikatomuseum should add

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