Home Range magazine on its way!

Jul 8th, 2019 | By
Photo of Home Range on table

Yahoo!  Home Range magazine is hitting rural letterboxes this week. The 24-page, full colour publication is packed full of local stories from Gordonton, Puketaha, Orini and Horsham Downs. This issue has a lot of alpacas in it, with a feature on Dave Blom from Cornerstone Alpaca Stud and what brought him and his family from

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Jul 2nd, 2019 | By

OVER the past year or so David Riddell has been trapping rats in his Gordonton garden, and slowly getting to grips with the tricky business of rat identification. He shares what he’s learned with N8N readers. In the last year or so I’ve taken up a new hobby – rat catching.  I’ve always done a

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Bob Dawson – a good sort

Jul 1st, 2019 | By
Men working at Pukemokemoke

“Horsham Downs farmer Bob Dawson…. was a community minded man who put more in than he took out” – writes Charles Riddle in the Waikato Times. For about 10 years the 86-year-old volunteered at the bush reserve, and was a long-serving JP, a voluntary chaplain’s assistant at Waikato Hospital,  and a stalwart (and sometime president)

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New library deal all go

Jun 29th, 2019 | By

Shared library services between Hamilton and Waikato District residents in the immediate areas around Hamilton are all go after an agreement between the two councils yesterday. From Monday July 1 23,000 people in the Waikato district can once again borrow books freely from their closest city libraries. Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson said he was

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Mac or PC – to buy or not to buy

Jun 28th, 2019 | By

Should I invest in a Mac? Computer columnist Matt Bentley has a think. Recently Apple made a bit of stir by releasing a $5000USD computer screen, then charging an extra $1000USD for the stand that the monitor required to stay upright. The cynic in me thinks this is probably just a marketing stunt – they

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Bird survey starts soon!

Jun 18th, 2019 | By
Bird watching

Update – this year we saw: Mallard 4, Pukeko 10, Harrier 2, Spur-wing Plover 1, Rosella 4, Kingfisher 1, Welcome Swallow 3, Silvereye 6, Grey Warbler 1, Fantail 2, Blackbird 3, Thrush 1, Myna 3, Starling 6, Yellowhammer 1, Goldfinch 3, Greenfinch 1, Chaffinch 1, House Sparrow 11, Magpie 2 The 2019 Garden Bird Survey

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