Keith Holmes throws his hat into the ring

Aug 22nd, 2019 | By
Photo of Keith Holmes WDC candidate

  N8N continues its series of profiles on candidates for local body elections. We share a Q & A with Tauhei’s Keith Holmes, who is running for Waikato Regional Council in the Waikato General Constituency. Keith’s history of governance includies six years on the Waikato Regional Council Lower – Waikato Constituency. He currently chairs the

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Puke Road the focus of police drama

Aug 20th, 2019 | By
Police investigate campervan Puke Rd Photo: Annette Taylor

  Gordonton has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently, with a murdered Australian’s body found in a van dumped on Puke Road and a gunman on the loose. We were driving south on Gordonton Road at 8.30am Friday and first noticed a large, dark helicopter flying over the Village – this

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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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