Posts Tagged ‘ Woodlands Estate ’

Christmas display sparkles at Woodlands

Nov 29th, 2018 | By
Woodlands Christmas

Number 8 Network got into the festive spirit and took a stroll around the Christmas-decorated historic Woodlands Homestead.                                N8N was rather taken with this image, that’s Don Riddell in the framed photograph, who used to live in at Woodlands with

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Riddell reunion all go

Sep 5th, 2018 | By
Woodlands Homestead

  Descendants of the Riddell family are having a reunion at Woodlands Estate this month. A highlight will be catching up, seeing and meeting all the relations connected to the family, known and unknown, says Jacquie Haselden, one of the organisers. The event will include placing a memorial plaque in the garden for Corporal John

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Pick of the crop

Jul 30th, 2018 | By
Alpaca scarf

The Pick of the Crop has to be about sunshine and flowers, after all the rain and cold we’ve been having. How about this stunner of a sunset from Clandon Daffodils –     The flowers are blooming at Woodlands –     With all the cold we’ve been having the best dressed locals wear

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From Hukanui to Passchendaele – a soldier remembered

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By
Anzac Day 2014

Local history enthusiast Mike Taylor shares the story of a pioneering family of the Gordonton District and one of the many soldiers who never came back from the First World War. “A WEEK OR SO ago you ran an article on sports activities at Woodlands in 1885 which mentioned my great grandfather, John McNicol [the

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Woodlands wants you!

Sep 10th, 2017 | By

Woodlands Estate are looking for some-one to close up and secure their venue at the conclusion of an evening function or wedding. Rostered hours are dependent on bookings. Usual start time will be 10pm, finishing between 12.30 & 1am. You will be the last one to leave. There will be a variety of tasks during

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Victorian high jinks in Gordonton

Jul 17th, 2017 | By

Old gnomes, old games and Victorian shenanigans are on the menu at Woodlands Estate this week. Gordonton’s Victorian homestead is hosting the inaugural Pioneer Fundays – an extravaganza of 19th Century delights and goings-on. Vintage machinery, games and pioneer refreshments will be on offer over the three days, and a new garden trail laid out

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