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In the kitchen at the Firepot Cafe

Nov 26th, 2018 | By
The Firepot Cafe

It’s two years this month since Carmen Ko took over the Firepot Cafe, with her wife Yupin. It’s been just great, she tells N8N’s Annette Taylor.  This story featured in Home Range magazine recently. “I really love Gordonton,” says the Firepot Cafe’s Carmen Ko.  “There’s a warm feeling here. I love the locals. Some come

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Ride on mower for sale – and a chance to help Pukemokemoke reserve

Nov 26th, 2018 | By
Pukemokemoke

  Here is a special request from Pukemokemoke’s Warwick Silvester. “You will know the Pukemokemoke bush reserve at Tauhei. We have spent the last five years getting rid of privet and turning those areas into grass. We have lots of grass and it’s a good way to suppress regrowth of privet. Mowing the grass has

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Desktops vs laptops

Nov 26th, 2018 | By

What to buy – a desktop or laptop?  Computer guy Matt Bentley looks closely at both options on offer in this modern world. The answer is complex and nuanced, but sometimes obvious. The obvious part is, do I want to move my computer around? Do I want to use it in multiple rooms, or on

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Givealittle page set up after crash

Nov 20th, 2018 | By

A Givealittle page has been set up to support Mitchell and sister Courtney Kay, following a car accident which claimed the lives of their parents, Tania and Jeremy. The accident happened on Mangaharakeke Dr/State Highway 1, Hamilton, just after midnight on Sunday 11 November.  Mitchell and Courntey were members of Whitikahu School and their parents

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Pick of the crop

Nov 20th, 2018 | By
Great Beginnings

It seems there are many things going on around here that involve food.  And drink. We rather liked these pics of how freshly handpicked leaves are turned into tea at Zealong.  Leaves are only harvested and processed for about 60 days a year at the estate, so they arranged a special factory visit for new

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Pick of the Crop

Nov 14th, 2018 | By
Missing dog

Speaking of pick of the crop, the spring harvest is off to a great start at Zealong Tea –     And congrats to Carley Bryan, Jayden Bryan and Jay Gardiner from Orini Combined School.  The three competed in the Thames valley champs 2018 at Patetonga.     Jayden Bryan walked away with 2nd place

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