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Harvest fun at Gordonton

Apr 1st, 2019 | By

Number 8 Network (who has been under the weather with a dose of early flu!) had a quick looksie at Gordonton School’s harvest festival recently. Here are a few pics of the fun. A grand time was had by all. If you have any great pics from your local school event, send them in! (This

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Boost for science at Gordonton School

Mar 18th, 2019 | By

Gordonton students are finding out more about the world around them through a new science programme. Trina Bankier has taught at Gordonton for six years but this is the first time the school has taken part in a special science programme managed by the Royal Society Te Aparangi. The Science Teaching Leadership Programme for 2019

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Raw milk in Gordonton

Mar 12th, 2019 | By

Raw milk is again for sale from a farm in Gordonton. Molly’s Milk, run by Aaron and Laura Deveth, opened for business on Piako Rd on Tuesday 26 February. “It’s real milk, straight from the cow,” Laura told N8N. There is absolutely no processing in our milk, no pasteurisation, no homogenising. Everything is done by

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Tweaking Windows 10

Mar 12th, 2019 | By
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So, by now, you either use, or have at least heard of, Windows 10. It’s a bit of a mess, says Computer Guy Matt Bentley. He Gives some tips on how to improve the experience. It doesn’t help that Windows 7 is discontinued by Microsoft in February 2020, meaning that it will no longer receive

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Care needed to prevent fires: WEL

Mar 7th, 2019 | By

With this hot, dry weather in mind, a safety message has come from WEL Networks – keep trees and vegetation near power lines trimmed. In the current dry conditions and extreme weather, a small spark from a power line could start a fire, says WEL Networks vegetation manager Jonny Ogden. “Hot weather, dry grounds, long

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Hello 2019

Feb 25th, 2019 | By

Summer is almost over, there’s more than a whiff of chill in the air. Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful break. Number 8 Network is back in the saddle, and looking forward to sharing stories and news from our area. Sorry to start the New Year on a bad note but thieves have been busy

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