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Homes needed for Anzac crosses

Apr 26th, 2019 | By
Anzac 2019

  These white crosses need a home. The families of the soldiers they commemorate are invited to take these from the cenotaph. They were collected by Commander Brett Fotheringham RNZN from the NZ War Graves Project last year, hoping local families could retain them.  Please feel free to pick one of these white crosses from

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Farewell Trish

Apr 23rd, 2019 | By
Trish Wilson

  Number 8 Network shares excerpts from retiring Whitikahu principal Trish Wilson’s farewell last week. Acting principal Brent Harper said that Trish Wilson was more than a principal – she was a caretaker, counsellor, camp leader, teacher, friend and mother figure. “It was difficult to summarise almost 20 years as principal of the school. When

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Fun days at Woodlands

Apr 23rd, 2019 | By
Woodlands fundays

Number 8 Network shares some photo highlights from the Pioneer Fundays held at Woodlands Estate last week.  The free family fun, during the school holidays, are an extravaganza of 19th Century delights and goings-on – featuring pony rides, vintage machinery, old fashioned games, and skills including butter churning.  It was a fabulous three days, thank

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Children to speak at Gordonton’s Anzac service

Apr 16th, 2019 | By
Gordonton cenotaph at dawn

Children from Gordonton, Horsham Downs and Puketaha Schools will be the official speakers at this year’s Anzac Day service in Gordonton. “They will read out poems and excerpts from letters from the diggers that have connections to this area,” says event organiser and St Mary’s Church Vicar David Smithson. A good turnout is expected at

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Traffic lights turned on at Gordonton Rd trouble spot

Apr 16th, 2019 | By
Thomas Rd intersection

New traffic lights at one of Hamilton’s busiest intersections have been switched on.  Hamilton City Council staff and councillors believe the lights will mitigate safety and congestion issues at the site. The Thomas Rd/Gordonton Rd intersection has been undergoing upgrade work since late last year and the new lights were activated on Wednesday. The intersection

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The cost of computers on the environment

Apr 13th, 2019 | By
Dumped computers

Few things are more harmful to the environment than computing, says computer expert Matt Bentley. The amount of raw materials that need to be extracted from the earth in order to construct a small computer, is the size of a small car. So if we’re using then replacing these devices every three to four years,

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