Out & About

Rod steps down

Apr 14th, 2014 | By

“Drainage can bring out the worst in people. It’s just a fact of life,” says Rod Wise, and he should know. After more than 40 years serving on the drainage board committee for the region, he attended his last meeting on Friday 28 March. “Everybody had a different idea on how to drain the peat.

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The wasp killer

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

There’s plenty of killing going on at Pukemokemoke Reserve, and the more the better, according to Keith Holborow. For the last six weeks, the retired engineer/science teacher has driven from Hamilton to hunt out and destroy wasp nests. In this case, the target is the German wasp, Vespula germanica. “The New Zealand bush is full

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Eighty grand years for Gordonton’s Church

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

It’s birthday time for St Mary’s as the Church enters its 80th year.  Number 8 Network’s Iris Riddell talks with Rev David about the early days. There’s much to celebrate. The beautiful old double-brick structure was built in 1934, when the local Maori population started gathering funds for the church, aided by Gordonton’s Anglican congregation.

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Christmas cheer at market

Dec 16th, 2013 | By

The Christmas market – words fail at its splendidness, so here is photographic proof from the camera of Number 8 Network.  Well done Gordonton Country Market team, it’s been an excellent year for all. See you back in January! Everyone was in festive mood – We gardeners three – Cards and treats and much more

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Party at Woodlands

Dec 16th, 2013 | By

More than 100 children, 30 or so adults and some very well behaved small ponies converged on Woodlands Cafe last Friday.  It was the end of year Christmas party for Rainbows Early Childcare Centre and much fun was had, says Jo Worthington. Tugs of war, pony rides, a bouncy castle – in addition to the

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Sparkle and more at market

Dec 9th, 2013 | By

To market, to market – and this Saturday’s Gordonton event looks like being another cracker. Expect Carol singing, awesome busking and – for the first time – Gordonton Country Market bags for sale, made by FreeSet.  There will be more than 100 sites packed full of tempting food, tables full of summer produce and swags

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