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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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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
Taupiri

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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