Out & About

Friends keep reserve on track

Jun 1st, 2015 | By

Pukemokemoke Reserve has a lot of friends – Keith Holborow has recently taken over from Alan Leadley as coordinator for the group who beaver away, rain or shine, at the little bush reserve. Number 8 Network is chuffed to welcome Keith as a regular columnist, but very shame-faced about not even carrying a boxload of

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Dairy staff training on offer

May 21st, 2015 | By

A one-day workshop sharing top tips on farm staff training is being held in Gordonton this June. Topics include getting staff up to speed with the basics of calving, rearing, taking milk samples, lame cows and identifying cows in heat. The Spring Farm Staff Training course is run by Anexa Animal Health, and is targeted

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Pink Ribbon fundraiser all go

May 13th, 2015 | By

The date has been set for the Pink Ribbon Fundraiser dinner/auction Friday 12 June at 6.30pm. If anyone has anything they would like to donate contact Linda at Hukanui Gold Club, phone 824 3784. There are 56 seats available, at $25 each. The items to be auctioned and dinner have all been kindly donated so

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Artist on the move

Mar 5th, 2015 | By

Local artist Lynne Sinclair Taylor is packing up her brushes and paint and readying herself for new adventures.  She talks to Annette Taylor about art and life. A professional artist for 20 years, Lynne has lived and kept a studio on Puketaha Rd for 5 ½ years now, but says it’s time to move on.

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Watch out, kids about

Feb 3rd, 2015 | By

‘Watch out, kids about’, is the message for drivers from Waikato District Council and Police as school starts back. Increased traffic and pedestrian volumes around schools means drivers must be vigilant. Waikato district road safety co-ordinator Megan Jolly says “Children returning to school can be easily distracted by new surroundings or meeting up with friends. “They

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Gordonton farmer helping others

Feb 2nd, 2015 | By

Gordonton dairy farmer Graham Bowmar is one of five Waikato farmers taking part in a nationwide campaign to help farmers through a tough season. Tactics for Tight Times is a revival of a scheme run in the 2009-10 season when the payout fell following the Global Financial Crisis. It will provide a forum for farmers

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