Watch out for power lines and cables

Dec 5th, 2019 | By

  Getting ready for haymaking? Planning Summer trips with the boat? WEL Networks says check the height of your load before making a move around power lines. “If you’re travelling to and from the water, especially on unfamiliar roads, always check the height of your boat mast,” says WEL’s Chief Executive Garth Dibley. “The same

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Home Range magazine out soon!

Dec 3rd, 2019 | By
Photo of Bill Darbyshire

  The next issue of our local magazine Home Range is due out next week. Launched last year, three issues have been delivered free to about 3000 rural letterboxes in the Gordonton, Puketaha, Orini and Horsham Downs areas, and dropped off in cafes and businesses. This Summer issue is packed with local profiles, articles, country

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Chasing storms – from Horsham Downs to the American West

Dec 1st, 2019 | By
Photo of lightning

    “It’s an adrenalin rush, watching Mother Nature at her most spectacular yet dangerous state,” says Horsham Downs dairy farmer and serial storm chaser Jamie Haultain. “There’s nothing like it. The adrenalin has been pent up through the entire day and released over a couple of hours in the evening.” Jamie spent two weeks

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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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