Posts Tagged ‘ Waikato history ’

Head-on crash on Gordonton Rd, occupants walk home for nice cup of tea

May 4th, 2018 | By

    IT WAS A dark and not terrible stormy night, but thick fog was blanketing Gordonton Rd when these two vehicles collided head-on back in the 1940s. Number 8 Network loves old photos, especially if they’re from around here.  So we’re launching a new series, The Old Photo Album,  where we will share some

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Gordonton flashback

May 27th, 2016 | By
Gordonton Village

My, how we’ve changed.  Check out this photo of Gordonton Village from the 1970s, sent in by the inimitable Perry Rice from Hamilton Central Libraries. This is looking at where The Mandarin Tree and Global Veterinary Services now reside.  I’m unreliably informed that the building on the right may have been a butcher’s shop at

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Heritage on the agenda

May 21st, 2014 | By

What are the places, plants, landscapes, buildings, memories, history, traditions and more that folk living in the bucolic greeness north of Hamilton hold dear? The Waikato District Council wants to hear from people keen to identify and preserve the district’s rich and varied heritage. It is holding a series of workshops to gather views with

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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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Keeping busy with the Home Guard

Feb 8th, 2013 | By

The horn on a Morris Oxford is great for sending Morse Code, recalls Bill Waring in his reminiscences on the early days of the Waikato meat trade.  Old jam tins were useful too… I can probably attribute my good health not only to the good genes I fortunately have inherited, but to the fact that everything

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Swamp clearing 1900’s style

Jan 18th, 2013 | By

Hamilton Libraries Perry Rice starts the new year with a look at farm life from a century ago. Far from his home in Wellington, the intrepid photographer SC Smith took this photo of a farmer/farm worker near Piako Road around 1909. We have many other SC Smith photos in our collection as does the Cambridge

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