Home Range

Beef cheeks by golly

Jul 16th, 2019 | By
Photo of beef cheek dish

A lesser-known cut makes classic winter comfort food, says Kate Wilson from Prof’s @ Woodlands Cafe.  She writes about juicy, tender slow-cooked beef cheeks in the current issue of Home Range magazine.  We also welcome Kate as our new food writer at Number 8 Network – here’s to some great cooking stories! Comfort food has

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Home Range magazine on its way!

Jul 8th, 2019 | By
Photo of Home Range on table

Yahoo!  Home Range magazine is hitting rural letterboxes this week. The 24-page, full colour publication is packed full of local stories from Gordonton, Puketaha, Orini and Horsham Downs. This issue has a lot of alpacas in it, with a feature on Dave Blom from Cornerstone Alpaca Stud and what brought him and his family from

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Rats!

Jul 2nd, 2019 | By

OVER the past year or so David Riddell has been trapping rats in his Gordonton garden, and slowly getting to grips with the tricky business of rat identification. He shares what he’s learned with N8N readers. In the last year or so I’ve taken up a new hobby – rat catching.  I’ve always done a

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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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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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From Gordonton to Oxford and back

Nov 11th, 2018 | By
Pare Hopa

The first Maori woman to gain a PhD – from Oxford, no less – began her educational journey at Gordonton School 78 years ago. Dr Ngapare Hopa still lives in her parent’s house, in the middle of Gordonton village.  She featured recently in Home Range magazine. She has headed Auckland University’s Maori Studies Department, worked

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