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Reading with alpacas delights kids

May 23rd, 2019 | By

There were delighted squeals aplenty at Gordonton School yesterday as the junior classes joined a million kids to read the same book, here and in Australia. Better yet, after reading Alpacas with Maracas projected on the big screen, two VIPs came by the school – real life cuddly alpacas from the nearby Cornerstone Alpaca Stud.

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Home Range magazine underway

May 20th, 2019 | By
Home Range Summer

We’ve been a tad busy here at Number 8 Network. Over the last many weeks we’ve been running around compiling stories for the next issue of Home Range magazine. Launched last year by Number 8 Network, two issues – Summer and Winter – were delivered to about 3000 letterboxes in the Gordonton, Puketaha, Orini and

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Slow roasted duck with bacon and wine

May 18th, 2019 | By

  I do like wild duck dinners.  But I don’t have a gun, and I’m not good at sitting near a pond in a maimai, waiting for the sun to rise. Luckily, I have a brother-in-law whose happy place is the above mentioned maimai. He also has Smudge, an eager dog who bounds into the

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Windows 10 for better or worse

May 16th, 2019 | By
computer

Windows 7 is expiring in January 2020; the only option is to upgrade to Windows 10, if you want to stay on that platform, says computer guy Matt Bentley. So what’s in a name? What’s better/worse about Windows 10? The pros: • Longevity. It is meant to be Microsoft’s ongoing operating system, meaning it will

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Dynes Fulton steps down

May 1st, 2019 | By

Waikato District Council Deputy Mayor and Hukanui-Waerenga ward councillor Dynes Fulton is not seeking re-election. After serving five terms, over 15 years, he told N8N’s Annette Taylor he decided earlier this year it was time stand down. “This is an appropriate time in my life now to do other things. It’s not just a continuation

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Tauhei’s wild hunt competition is on!

Apr 29th, 2019 | By

Attention keen young (and older) hunters – the Tauhei Wild Game Hunt and Fishing Competition is back and better than ever. The fundraiser took a year off last year while the school had a change of principal, but the hunt is on again this May, says committee member Bronwyn Lammas. “It’s an event not to

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