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Superette open during lockdown!

Mar 24th, 2020 | By
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  THE doors are open at the Gordonton Superette and when N8N popped down this morning they said they’re looking forward to serving customers, but one at a time. “Customers need to come into the shop one at a time, observing the protocols during the lockdown.  Just wait outside and come in when the previous

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Library books, rubbish collection updates

Mar 23rd, 2020 | By
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Rubbish collections and other essential services will continue, says Waikato District Council. From midnight Wednesday 25 March, Alert Level 4 is in place which instructs people to stay at home, educational facilities to close and non-essential businesses to close. A list of the essential businesses that will remain open can be found here. “I want

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PCs in coronavirus fight

Mar 18th, 2020 | By
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By computer columnist Matt Bentley Somewhat surprisingly, heating your room with a computer is as efficient, energy-wise, as heating it with a regular heater – that is to say, watt-for-watt, the computer delivers equivalent performance in terms of generating heat. And while it’s heating your room it can be used by researchers to fight disease

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Life with coronavirus

Mar 15th, 2020 | By
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THE impacts of the highly infectious novel coronavirus Covid-19 are spreading throughout our local community and New Zealand.  N8N shares some insight from sister community website Tamahere Forum. We will all know people whose health is at risk or whose jobs and incomes, businesses, life or travel plans have been affected. We will all need

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Anzac service cancelled

Mar 15th, 2020 | By
Anzac Day 2014

  It’s official – this year’s Anzac Day service in Gordonton has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.   But we can all remember them in our own way, and look after each other at this time. Here are some photographs from previous services –                  



Slow roasted duck with bacon and wine

Mar 10th, 2020 | By

The best recipe for wild duck, slow cooked and submerged in aromatic sauces.