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Funday photos

Oct 7th, 2019 | By
Lord Black

Hundreds of people attended the Pioneer Fundays at Woodlands last week. Here are just a few photos snapped over the three days. Alan Manning gave many rides on his replica Oldsmobile –     Bronwyn Darbyshire demonstrates the process of separating cream from milk to calligrapher Marian Riddell.       Marian with two keen

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Superette held up at knife point

Sep 30th, 2019 | By
Superette robbery

  The Gordonton Superette has been held up at knife point – the third time it’s been hit in two months, says the Waikato Times. Police were called to the store on Gordonton Rd at 1.19pm on Sunday following reports of four people robbing the store with a knife. They stole some cigarettes before fleeing the scene.

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Home Range magazine underway!

Sep 30th, 2019 | By
Photo of Bill Darbyshire

  The next issue of our local magazine is under construction. Over the last many weeks stories have been written and photos taken for the next issue of Home Range – due out early Summer. Launched last year, three issues of the magazine have been delivered to about 3000 rural letterboxes in the Gordonton, Puketaha,

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Voting papers on their way

Sep 19th, 2019 | By
Taupiri

  Waikato district voters will be able to cast their votes in the 2019 local council elections from Friday 20 September. Voting papers are being mailed to registered voters today (Thursday 19 September). Most of the district will start receiving their papers from tomorrow, with all papers expected to be delivered by Wednesday 25 September.

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Pioneer Fundays soon!

Sep 18th, 2019 | By
Woodlands fundays

  It’s on again – three days of old-fashioned fun at Woodlands Estate in Gordonton these school holidays. There will be alpacas to admire, butter to churn and old fashioned games to play, says Woodlands manager Kirstie Alley. “The Fundays have become an absolute regular event for Woodlands, and it’s great to see families coming

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Memories of Komakorau School

Sep 16th, 2019 | By
Phot of Alan and Ruth Manning

  Seventy or more years ago, Alan Manning, got into a spot of bother at Komakorau School.  He told the tale to Home Range magazine.  Along with two other boys, Alan decided to brighten up the girls’ drinking fountain. “We filled the bowl with dirt and planted some daisies. Our teacher, Mr Broadbent, was very

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