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Home Range in letterboxes now!

Nov 6th, 2018 | By
Home Range Summer

Yahoo!  The Summer edition of Home Range magazine is hitting rural letterboxes north-east of Hamilton this week. The 24-page, full colour publication is packed full of local stories from Gordonton, Puketaha, Orini and Horsham Downs.  It has profiles, features, country cooking, history and a lovely Page 3 tractor. Home Range is produced by Annette Taylor,

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Gordonton School enjoys day at the Marae

Nov 6th, 2018 | By

Gordonton School visited Hukanui Marae recently.  Gordonton principal Keith O’Donnell said students and staff were welcomed onto the Marae with a full Powhiri.   The purpose of the visit was to strengthen ties between the Marae and the school and to bring the two communities closer together. There is some overlap in that relationship, he said.

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Rain watch

Nov 6th, 2018 | By
Zealong rainbow

Rain watchers Mike Taylor and David Riddell present their figures for October. The dry spring weather has continued, with 70mm of rain in Puketaha and only 56.5mm in Gordonton, compared with an October average for Hamilton of 105mm. In September it was dryer in Puketaha than Gordonton but this has been reversed in the past

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The Pick of the Crop

Oct 31st, 2018 | By
Alpaca shearing

Number 8 Network has been busy lately – a new issue of Home Range magazine will be sent out next week in all good rural letterboxes! But here are some pics that warmed our heart.  First up, a big Happy Birthday to the Mandarin Tree.  Claudia Aalderink says it’s been a glorious four years of

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Library access decision disappoints

Oct 24th, 2018 | By
books

Hamilton City Council’s rejection of a proposal which would have resumed library access for Waikato District Council residents is disappointing, says Waikato District Council Hukunui-Waerenga ward councillor and deputy mayor Dynes Fulton. At a closed session last Thursday, HCC turned down a $250,000 offer from WDC to re-establish library service and said it would initiate

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Pet peeves of a computer techi

Oct 23rd, 2018 | By
computer

Computer guy Matt Bentley shares some useful fundamentals about computers.  So listen up! This is going to be essentially a gripes article. Hey, everyone gets one right? In every single profession there’s stuff that most non-experts get wrong. I wouldn’t have the faintest clue about all the things I’m getting wrong about my car, or

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