Posts Tagged ‘ Iris Riddell ’

Struggling to find the words: inside Fukushima’s nuclear plant

Aug 21st, 2018 | By

Gordonton’s Iris Riddell toured inside the disabled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant recently. She shares the experience here.       “Your total radiation dose on this tour will be 0.01 millisieverts – about the equivalent of a dental x-ray.” That’s what we’d been told, barely 40 minutes earlier. I tried to keep that firmly in

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Whitikahu calls Fukushima

Mar 9th, 2018 | By
Whitikahu Japan

Whitikahu Primary, NZ, meet Odaka Elementary, Japan. In the first of its kind, a video chat was held for students from both countries last Friday. The idea had been mooted around Christmas – Iris Riddell, born and raised in Gordonton, teaches English at Odaka, in Fukushima Prefecture, just 16km from the disabled Fukushima Nuclear Power

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One last run for Tiago

Sep 2nd, 2013 | By

GORDONTON’S Iris Riddell has one more half marathon to complete for Tiago Pinheiro. The Taupo Times reporter and co-founder of Number 8 Network is taking part in the 63.3km challenge to help raise funds for two-year-old Tiago, who was diagnosed with cancer early this year. Iris first heard about his story at the Gordonton Country

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Running for Tiago

Jun 18th, 2013 | By

Number8Network co-founder and Taupo Times reporter Iris Riddell is no runner. That’s not going to stop her taking on three (3) half-marathons and raising money for local boy with cancer, Tiago Pinheiro. “I have a mere three weeks to transform myself from a duvet hogging, ice cream scoffing comfort fiend into a duvet hogging, ice

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The girl in the red hat…

Jun 15th, 2012 | By

Alas, alack and gnashings of teeth – Number 8 Network co-founder and Senior Editor Iris Riddell has flown the coop. Selfishly, the whippersnapper has taken a reporting job at the Taupo Times, where, she reports it is cold. “Quite cold, in fact.” She is now getting her teeth into a range of issues, covering council,

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Rare sighting at Gordonton School

May 31st, 2012 | By

Gordonton School had an unusual visitor recently – a strange creature with long legs and a red  mane. Number 8 Network – known for our ornithological prowess – thinks it’s a rare kind of stilt, possibly from Siberia.  Or it could be N8N’s Iris Riddell, helping out Wintec journalism student Libby Kissick with a photo

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