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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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Fundraiser at Awapuni this weekend

Nov 14th, 2018 | By

Whitikahu’s Awapuni Stud is holding a great fundraiser this weekend. “We have deer, goats, kunekune pigs, sheep, ducks and peacocks – you name it. People can look around the garden and enjoy the country ambience. “In addition we’ll have tea and coffee for the adults and a barbeque,” says Jenny Clausen, who, with husband Bryan,

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Home Range in letterboxes now!

Nov 6th, 2018 | By
Home Range Summer

Yahoo!  The Summer edition of Home Range magazine is hitting rural letterboxes north-east of Hamilton this week. The 24-page, full colour publication is packed full of local stories from Gordonton, Puketaha, Orini and Horsham Downs.  It has profiles, features, country cooking, history and a lovely Page 3 tractor. Home Range is produced by Annette Taylor,

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Gordonton School enjoys day at the Marae

Nov 6th, 2018 | By

Gordonton School visited Hukanui Marae last Wednesday (31 October).  Gordonton principal Keith O’Donnell said students and staff were welcomed onto the Marae with a full Powhiri.   The purpose of the visit was to strengthen ties between the Marae and the school and to bring the two communities closer together. There is some overlap in that

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Rain watch

Nov 6th, 2018 | By
Zealong rainbow

Rain watchers Mike Taylor and David Riddell present their figures for October. The dry spring weather has continued, with 70mm of rain in Puketaha and only 56.5mm in Gordonton, compared with an October average for Hamilton of 105mm. In September it was dryer in Puketaha than Gordonton but this has been reversed in the past

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The Pick of the Crop

Oct 31st, 2018 | By
Alpaca shearing

Number 8 Network has been busy lately – a new issue of Home Range magazine will be sent out next week in all good rural letterboxes! But here are some pics that warmed our heart.  First up, a big Happy Birthday to the Mandarin Tree.  Claudia Aalderink says it’s been a glorious four years of

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