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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Welcome MacSmith’s Tires – and its minions

Sep 11th, 2019 | By
Photo of Jase

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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