Out & About

Stars shine at Woodlands

May 2nd, 2016 | By
Woodlands Idol microphone

The stars were out in full force at Woodlands on Saturday night. It was a full house of more than 160 people for the second-ever Woodlands Idol, the first taking place in 2011. Seven talented contestants from the greater Waikato took to the stage to raise more than $4000 for a new visitor centre and

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Musical brothers to rock Gordonton

Dec 7th, 2015 | By

Gordonton’s Christmas in the Hall is this Friday, and three local performers are keen as to get on the stage. Brothers Alasdair, Joe-Joe and Jordan Campbell say they will play some revamped carols with an unusual and unexpected twist – and given their background, this sounds like an act to catch. They have played at

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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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