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Woodlands all ready for Christmas

Nov 26th, 2019 | By
Photo of Woodlands Xmas tree

Number 8 Network got into the festive spirit and took an early stroll around the Christmas-decorated historic Woodlands Homestead.  Loved the little owl who popped up right at the start –             This guy is such a star, too!     The Woodlands staircase, always beautiful –      

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Celebrations to mark completion of Huntly section of Waikato Expressway

Nov 26th, 2019 | By
Waikato Expressway

Celebrations are underway to mark the completion of the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway in February next year. The 15km four-lane highway takes State Highway 1 east of Huntly, across lowlands and over the Taupiri Range. It will bring improvements in safety and efficiency, taking traffic away from the congestion point through Huntly, which

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Two big Lotto winners bought in Gordonton

Nov 6th, 2019 | By

“We decided Gordonton had a lucky ring to it, so we made a beeline there,” said the winner of a $1 million lotto ticket to a news reporter from the NZ Herald. The winning ticket was bought from the Gordonton Superette, run by Sushant and Bharati Rajan last week. This follows another $1 million win

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Down means danger says Wel networks

Nov 1st, 2019 | By
WEL Networks Lines down

WEL Networks’ latest public safety campaign highlights the potentially deadly outcome of not treating all fallen power lines as live. The local lines company is educating the public on the correct action to take in the event of a fallen power line – particularly as a result of a car accident. WEL’s First Response Faults

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Waikato deputy mayor says farewell

Oct 29th, 2019 | By
Photo of Dynes Fulton

Dynes Fulton has never wanted to make claims about his achievements, but 15 years’ service to the Waikato district deserves some recognition.  This story first ran in N8N’s community magazine Home Range. He’s been called the voice of reason at Waikato District Council. Now, after 15 years—nine of them as deputy mayor—Dynes Fulton is stepping

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Freeware to the rescue!

Oct 29th, 2019 | By

Computer colmnist Matt Bentley shares some of his favourite bits from the freeware world. It occurred to me today that the number of additional pieces of software I use in Windows is quite staggering. I rarely, if ever, use the built-in Windows apps (asides from maybe Calculator), as there’s almost always something better in the

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