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Down means danger says Wel networks

Nov 1st, 2019 | By
WEL Networks Lines down

WEL Networks’ latest public safety campaign highlights the potentially deadly outcome of not treating all fallen power lines as live. The local lines company is educating the public on the correct action to take in the event of a fallen power line – particularly as a result of a car accident. WEL’s First Response Faults

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Waikato deputy mayor says farewell

Oct 29th, 2019 | By
Photo of Dynes Fulton

Dynes Fulton has never wanted to make claims about his achievements, but 15 years’ service to the Waikato district deserves some recognition.  This story first ran in N8N’s community magazine Home Range. He’s been called the voice of reason at Waikato District Council. Now, after 15 years—nine of them as deputy mayor—Dynes Fulton is stepping

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Freeware to the rescue!

Oct 29th, 2019 | By

Computer colmnist Matt Bentley shares some of his favourite bits from the freeware world. It occurred to me today that the number of additional pieces of software I use in Windows is quite staggering. I rarely, if ever, use the built-in Windows apps (asides from maybe Calculator), as there’s almost always something better in the

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Funday photos

Oct 7th, 2019 | By
Lord Black

Hundreds of people attended the Pioneer Fundays at Woodlands last week. Here are just a few photos snapped over the three days. Alan Manning gave many rides on his replica Oldsmobile –     Bronwyn Darbyshire demonstrates the process of separating cream from milk to calligrapher Marian Riddell.       Marian with two keen

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Superette held up at knife point

Sep 30th, 2019 | By
Superette robbery

  The Gordonton Superette has been held up at knife point – the third time it’s been hit in two months, says the Waikato Times. Police were called to the store on Gordonton Rd at 1.19pm on Sunday following reports of four people robbing the store with a knife. They stole some cigarettes before fleeing the scene.

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Voting papers on their way

Sep 19th, 2019 | By
Taupiri

  Waikato district voters will be able to cast their votes in the 2019 local council elections from Friday 20 September. Voting papers are being mailed to registered voters today (Thursday 19 September). Most of the district will start receiving their papers from tomorrow, with all papers expected to be delivered by Wednesday 25 September.

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