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Desktops vs laptops

Nov 26th, 2018 | By

What to buy – a desktop or laptop?  Computer guy Matt Bentley looks closely at both options on offer in this modern world. The answer is complex and nuanced, but sometimes obvious. The obvious part is, do I want to move my computer around? Do I want to use it in multiple rooms, or on

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Givealittle page set up after crash

Nov 20th, 2018 | By

A Givealittle page has been set up to support Mitchell and sister Courtney Kay, following a car accident which claimed the lives of their parents, Tania and Jeremy. The accident happened on Mangaharakeke Dr/State Highway 1, Hamilton, just after midnight on Sunday 11 November.  Mitchell and Courntey were members of Whitikahu School and their parents

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Pick of the crop

Nov 20th, 2018 | By
Great Beginnings

It seems there are many things going on around here that involve food.  And drink. We rather liked these pics of how freshly handpicked leaves are turned into tea at Zealong.  Leaves are only harvested and processed for about 60 days a year at the estate, so they arranged a special factory visit for new

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Pick of the Crop

Nov 14th, 2018 | By
Missing dog

Speaking of pick of the crop, the spring harvest is off to a great start at Zealong Tea –     And congrats to Carley Bryan, Jayden Bryan and Jay Gardiner from Orini Combined School.  The three competed in the Thames valley champs 2018 at Patetonga.     Jayden Bryan walked away with 2nd place

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Fundraiser at Awapuni this weekend

Nov 14th, 2018 | By

Whitikahu’s Awapuni Stud is holding a great fundraiser this weekend. “We have deer, goats, kunekune pigs, sheep, ducks and peacocks – you name it. People can look around the garden and enjoy the country ambience. “In addition we’ll have tea and coffee for the adults and a barbeque,” says Jenny Clausen, who, with husband Bryan,

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From Gordonton to Oxford and back

Nov 11th, 2018 | By
Pare Hopa

The first Maori woman to gain a PhD – from Oxford, no less – began her educational journey at Gordonton School 78 years ago. Dr Ngapare Hopa still lives in her parent’s house, in the middle of Gordonton village.  She featured recently in Home Range magazine. She has headed Auckland University’s Maori Studies Department, worked

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