Home Range

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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Working hard in 1909

Nov 5th, 2018 | By
Bullocks

  Albert Chapman subdividing the land along Piako Rd, 1909.  This photo, from Gordonton’s John Bridgman, is the second in a sequence taken by roaming photographer SC Smith. In the background are the original Bridgman farmouse and stables.  Hamilton City Libraries librarian Perry Rice said the heritage section has many other SC Smith photos in

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‘Within 12 minutes it was gone’

Oct 30th, 2018 | By
Home Range magazine

In just two minutes, Courtney and Daniel Thomas’s house on Woodlands Rd, Gordonton, was thick with black smoke. Within 12 minutes it was gone.  They talked with Annette Taylor for Home Range magazine last year. THE COUPLE’S daughter Addilynn, 13 months old, was sleeping inside when the fire started. It was late afternoon, Friday 29

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