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Thieves strike at Gordonton Superette

Aug 19th, 2019 | By
Photo of break in at Gordonton Superette

  In what’s been a very bad weekend for Gordonton following the abandonment of a campervan containing the body of murdered Australian tourist Sean McKinnon on Puke Rd, the Gordonton Superette was broken into Saturday morning. The break-in was unrelated to the previous incident. A car, believed to be stolen, was used to smash into

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Chasing storms – from Horsham Downs to the American West

Aug 12th, 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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Givealittle page for family who lost everything in fire

Aug 6th, 2019 | By
Photo of burning house

A Givealittle page has been set up for a family who lost everything in a house fire last Tuesday afternoon. The family of seven were attending a funeral and returned to find their home, on the corner of Bankier Rd, in flames. “Unfortunately they do not have insurance and nothing was salvaged. With such a

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Pick of the Crop

Aug 5th, 2019 | By
Great Beginnings

N8N’s roundup of cool things going on in our area. How about this for Pick of the Crop?  “Wow – that’s got to be a record for the biggest daffodil!”   Ian Riddell from Clandon Daffodils found this beauty recently.   (Freshly picked seedling of Graham Phillips – hybridiser of daffodils, say Clandon.)   What a

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Fitness classes for all in Gordonton

Aug 4th, 2019 | By
Photo of dance

  Combining elements of yoga, martial arts and dance movements, Nia technique is a fusion style, dance fitness class taught by Catherine Weston in Gordonton Hall. She tells N8N why she loves what she does. Are you local?  How long have you lived in the area? Yes I am a local and have lived in

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Waikato Times in the 1930s

Aug 1st, 2019 | By
Historic photo of Waikato Times

  ANOTHER good thing from the past – this from Alan Manning, a founding member of the Waikato Vintage Tractor & Machinery Club.   Alan’s grandfather Arthur worked at the Waikato Times as a printing machinist from the early 1900s.  He returned to his job after serving in the first World War, and stayed until

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