Posts Tagged ‘ Gordonton ’

Stars on the rise at Woodlands

Jul 24th, 2011 | By

The talent was overflowing at Woodlands last night as a highly diverse group of contestants took to the stage to raise money for charity. Woodlands Idol, which was a year in the planning, raised more than $4000 for the Child Cancer Foundation and for the development and maintenance of Woodlands. It was full capacity as

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A bit of Victoriana in Gordonton

Jul 24th, 2011 | By

A new shop has popped up quietly in the middle of Gordonton village.  In what used to be, many years past, a garage, Jim now sells antiques gathered over a lifetime’s collecting. He began collecting back in the early 60s, and, when he opened a restaurant in Napier, used antiques as part of the décor. 

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The man who gave his name to Gordonton

Jul 13th, 2011 | By

In her history column in the Waikato Times, Lyn Williams takes a look at John Gordon, after whom Gordonton was named.  For those of you who missed it, here it is.

They come in peace

Jul 3rd, 2011 | By

There’s been a lot of aerial activity across the district over the last couple of days, with helicopters toing and froing and carrying strange cargos on the end of long cables. Not far down Woodlands Rd, Gordonton, N8N came across a team of these fellows in what looked like spacesuits.  These are, we understand, Faraday

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On the lookout for garden birds

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

N8N gets help monitoring garden birds from Marley the cat, who really knows her stuff. We were taking part in the recent Garden Bird Survey, and on one sunny afternoon clocked up 14 species, including kingfisher, harrier, white-faced heron and mallard. Hopefully we’ll be bringing you some results in the not too distant future. The

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Memories of Sharp house remain

Jun 17th, 2011 | By

A full moon, and a pyromaniac’s lust for a cheap thrill, saw the old Sharp house in Gordonton reduced to ashes, early on the morning of March 19. In an hour all that remained was burnt iron, and a forlorn chimney.