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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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Christmas display sparkles at Woodlands

Nov 29th, 2018 | By
Woodlands Christmas

Number 8 Network got into the festive spirit and took a stroll around the Christmas-decorated historic Woodlands Homestead.                                N8N was rather taken with this image, that’s Don Riddell in the framed photograph, who used to live in at Woodlands with

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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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