History

Working the land in the 1930s

Apr 20th, 2020 | By
1930s tractor, puketaha

Wonderful old vintage tractors photographed while working the land in Puketaha in the 1930s – and the men who kept them going. An exclusive photo-story for N8N.



Waikato’s own Dad’s Army

Apr 10th, 2020 | By

Gordonton was all ready for invasion during World War II, thanks to our very own Home Guard. We share some of the stories of our own Dad’s Army.



Memories of Komakorau School

Sep 16th, 2019 | By
Phot of Alan and Ruth Manning

Komakorau was the best school Alan Manning ever attended. All that is left now are the stone steps, in a Waikato paddock. We take a trip back in time.



Waikato Times in the 1930s

Aug 1st, 2019 | By
Historic photo of Waikato Times

A historic photo of staff who worked at the Waikato Times building on Victoria St, one fine day in 1930. And some fine memories to share.



Footy champs of 1912

Jul 30th, 2019 | By
Photo of Gordonton Rugby Club 1912

WHAT a grand looking team.  The photo, supplied by Hamilton City Libraries Perry Rice, ran recently in the latest copy of Home Range magazine. The year, says Perry, is 1912 and the occasion is the senior team winning the Hamilton Rugby Union Championship.  This team reigned supreme in 1912. Its record for the season was

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Fun days at Woodlands

Apr 23rd, 2019 | By
Woodlands fundays

Number 8 Network shares some photo highlights from the Pioneer Fundays held at Woodlands Estate last week.  The free family fun, during the school holidays, are an extravaganza of 19th Century delights and goings-on – featuring pony rides, vintage machinery, old fashioned games, and skills including butter churning.  It was a fabulous three days, thank

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