Posts Tagged ‘ Gordonton ’

St Mary’s spruced up for fair

Dec 1st, 2014 | By

THE folk at St Mary’s in Gordonton have been working hard to get their church ready for their first-ever Christmas Fair. Throughout the year a small dedicated group has been getting together monthly to make decorations to sell at the fair. Last week they started decorating the beautiful heritage church which will be open to

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Planting spree

Sep 20th, 2014 | By

A merry band of St Mary’s parishioners braved the elements and donned raincoats and gumboots to muck in on the upper slope of the Komakorau Stream, at the bottom of the church grounds for their Care of Creation Service. This is just the beginning, says Rev David Smithson, to eventually plant out the whole slope

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Farewell to a legend

Aug 25th, 2014 | By

A Gordonton legend has passed away.  Petrus (Peter) Blank, grower of organic veges and gentleman, died on Monday 18 August, surrounded by family. Dressed in his bib overalls, the Dutchman was a regular sight, tending his garden in all weather.  With wife Shirley, he sold vegetables from his property on Gordonton Rd since 1977. Signs

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Rum deal for Gordonton flyers

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

By crikey – they do get about. A group of microlight enthisiasts have been making an annual trip to Waiheke for a tot of rum for nearly four years now. And most of them are from Gordonton, according to a story in the Waiheke Marketplace. The pilots are all members of the Gordonton Microflight Club

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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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In other news…

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

Number 8 Network does a round-up of stories in our district from other media outlets. Cost of vandalism Vandalism in Waikato Schools has cost taxpayers close to $400,000 extra on top of the millions of dollars funded for damage repairs over the past four years, says the Waikato Times. The Ministry of Education has funded

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