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Merry merry

Dec 18th, 2018 | By
Merry Christmas

A most Merry Christmas to you and yours from Number 8 Network. Our resident pook Osborne has plenty to chew on to keep him out of mischief. But he’ll be back yarning before you know it.  As will Number 8 Network.   Great Beginnings Gordonton were in the festive spirit nice and early.    

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Rain watch

Dec 17th, 2018 | By
Zealong rainbow

Another month and no shortage of rain!  Rain watchers Mike Taylor and David Riddell tally up the rainfall for November. In a nutshell – after a dry first two months of spring, November saw a return to wetter conditions, with 82mm recorded at Puketaha and 85.5mm at Gordonton (NB: rainfall was not recorded at Gordonton

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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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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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