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Rain watch

Nov 6th, 2018 | By
Zealong rainbow

Rain watchers Mike Taylor and David Riddell present their figures for October. The dry spring weather has continued, with 70mm of rain in Puketaha and only 56.5mm in Gordonton, compared with an October average for Hamilton of 105mm. In September it was dryer in Puketaha than Gordonton but this has been reversed in the past

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Working hard in 1909

Nov 5th, 2018 | By

  Albert Chapman subdividing the land along Piako Rd, 1909.  This photo, from Gordonton’s John Bridman, is the second in a sequence taken by roaming photographer SC Smith. In the background are the original Bridgman farmouse and stables.  Hamilton City Libraries librarian Perry Rice said the heritage section has many other SC Smith photos in

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The Pick of the Crop

Oct 31st, 2018 | By
Alpaca shearing

Number 8 Network has been busy lately – a new issue of Home Range magazine will be sent out next week in all good rural letterboxes! But here are some pics that warmed our heart.  First up, a big Happy Birthday to the Mandarin Tree.  Claudia Aalderink says it’s been a glorious four years of

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Library access decision disappoints

Oct 24th, 2018 | By

Hamilton City Council’s rejection of a proposal which would have resumed library access for Waikato District Council residents is disappointing, says Waikato District Council Hukunui-Waerenga ward councillor and deputy mayor Dynes Fulton. At a closed session last Thursday, HCC turned down a $250,000 offer from WDC to re-establish library service and said it would initiate

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Pet peeves of a computer techi

Oct 23rd, 2018 | By

Computer guy Matt Bentley shares some useful fundamentals about computers.  So listen up! This is going to be essentially a gripes article. Hey, everyone gets one right? In every single profession there’s stuff that most non-experts get wrong. I wouldn’t have the faintest clue about all the things I’m getting wrong about my car, or

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Pick of the crop

Oct 16th, 2018 | By
Horsham Downs ag day

Here’s a collection of cool pics from around the area. It’s ag day at many of our schools out there – how about this pic from Horsham Downs?     There’s no such thing as too many lambs on one trailer, thanks for the pic, Mike Taylor!     John Riddell had a couple of

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