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Woodlands seeks board members

Feb 7th, 2020 | By

Gordonton’s Woodlands Homestead is looking for new board members. Manager Kirstie Alley says it’s a great opportunity to help preserve an important part of New Zealand’s history. “Woodlands has a long history – it’s an original homestead and garden of national significance, with plants dating back to the 1880s.  It was fundamental to the development

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Entries open for Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

Feb 5th, 2020 | By
Photo of James Wright judge

Entries for this year’s No.8 Wire National Art Award at Fieldays are now open. The award, in its 24th year, challenges artists to create artworks made from agricultural products, predominantly No.8 wire, and has nearly $10,000 in prize money on offer. The winner will receive $7000, with prizes of $1000 and $500 for the second

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Lemon cordial the best

Jan 17th, 2020 | By
Lemons

There’s nothing quite like a glass of lemon cordial after a day in the garden, mowing the lawns or some strenuous book reading in the hammock. Lemon cordial is easy to make,  and with nice glass bottles available at the Warehouse or supermarket (the kind with the rubber seal) you can bottle the concentrate so

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Having a Sangriable time

Dec 15th, 2019 | By
Annette and Kate

Longer sunny days lend themselves to leisurely entertaining, says Kate Wilson from Prof’s @ Woodlands Cafe.  This article appeared in the newest Home Range magazine – brought to you by Number 8 Network. If we are responsive to the seasons, we have a quite different approach than we do during the colder months. Appetites are

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Time to watch water use

Dec 15th, 2019 | By

The message is official – watch your water use.  Hamilton City Council moved to Water Alert Level 1 last  week, and that will affect some residents in Gordonton. While most of the Waikato district isn’t on water restrictions just yet, Waikato District Council’s  Roger MacCulloch said southern communities need to be mindful that they have

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Council working bee success

Dec 15th, 2019 | By
Photo of Council staff working bee

Around 350 staff members from Waikato District Council rolled their sleeves up for a Waikato-wide working bee – the biggest ever seen. Council teams got stuck in weeding, picking up rubbish, painting and generally lending a hand at about 20 sites in the Waikato. The chance to give back to celebrate a successful year was

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