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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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Merry merry

Dec 18th, 2018 | By
Merry Christmas

A most Merry Christmas to you and yours from Number 8 Network. Our resident pook Osborne has plenty to chew on to keep him out of mischief. But he’ll be back yarning before you know it.  As will Number 8 Network.   Great Beginnings Gordonton were in the festive spirit nice and early.    

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Rain watch

Dec 17th, 2018 | By
Zealong rainbow

Another month and no shortage of rain!  Rain watchers Mike Taylor and David Riddell tally up the rainfall for November. In a nutshell – after a dry first two months of spring, November saw a return to wetter conditions, with 82mm recorded at Puketaha and 85.5mm at Gordonton (NB: rainfall was not recorded at Gordonton

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You’ve got mail!

Nov 29th, 2018 | By
Michael Blank

Rural postie Michael Blank featured in the latest Home Range magazine.  The 24-page, full colour publication is packed full of local stories from Gordonton, Puketaha, Orini and Horsham Downs and put together with love by Number 8 Network.  If you didn’t see the magazine or would like a link to the digital editon, click here.

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Christmas display sparkles at Woodlands

Nov 29th, 2018 | By
Woodlands Christmas

Number 8 Network got into the festive spirit and took a stroll around the Christmas-decorated historic Woodlands Homestead.                                N8N was rather taken with this image, that’s Don Riddell in the framed photograph, who used to live in at Woodlands with

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