Welcome MacSmith’s Tires – and its minions

Sep 11th, 2019 | By
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You might have noticed MacSmith’s Tires – and their minions – turning up on Gordonton Rd.  We talk to Jason Heather-Smith about his new enterprise – and what drives him. When did you move to Gordonton? I shifted to Gordonton in early January 2018 from Mt Maunganui – which was where I called home for

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Meet the candidates

Sep 2nd, 2019 | By

N8N presents  profiles on candidates for the upcoming local body elections.   Candidates were asked to answer the same questions and return their answers by 10am Monday 2 September.  These are shown in the order N8N received them.  Q & A with Allan Sanson, who is standing for Mayor of Waikato District Council. What is your

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The perils of online advertising

Aug 31st, 2019 | By

Computer colmnist Matt Bentley looks at why you shouldn’t advertise online (with non-local giant faceless corporations…) There’s a lot of problems with the internet. One of those problems is how difficult it is to advertise online. So much of the web is funded by advertising that it’s hard to get away from it – unless

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Arrests made in Gordonton ram-raid

Aug 28th, 2019 | By
Photo of first break in at Gordonton Superette

  The news was almost unbelievable – another break in at the Gordonton Superette, just days after a previous one. This time it was different.  Dairy owner Sushant Rajan, up in the night to check on his sick daughter, spotted two suspicious cars at 2.20am.  Acting on instinct, wife Bharati called the police.  Soon after

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Keith Holmes throws his hat into the ring

Aug 22nd, 2019 | By
Photo of Keith Holmes WDC candidate

  N8N continues its series of profiles on candidates for local body elections. We share a Q & A with Tauhei’s Keith Holmes, who is running for Waikato Regional Council in the Waikato General Constituency. Keith’s history of governance includies six years on the Waikato Regional Council Lower – Waikato Constituency. He currently chairs the

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Puke Road the focus of police drama

Aug 20th, 2019 | By
Police investigate campervan Puke Rd Photo: Annette Taylor

  Gordonton has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently, with a murdered Australian’s body found in a van dumped on Puke Road and a gunman on the loose. We were driving south on Gordonton Road at 8.30am Friday and first noticed a large, dark helicopter flying over the Village – this

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