Posts Tagged ‘ Woodlands Estate ’

Woodlands seeks board members

Feb 7th, 2020 | By

Gordonton’s Woodlands Homestead is looking for new board members. Manager Kirstie Alley says it’s a great opportunity to help preserve an important part of New Zealand’s history. “Woodlands has a long history – it’s an original homestead and garden of national significance, with plants dating back to the 1880s.  It was fundamental to the development

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Funday photos

Oct 7th, 2019 | By
Lord Black

Hundreds of people attended the Pioneer Fundays at Woodlands last week. Here are just a few photos snapped over the three days. Alan Manning gave many rides on his replica Oldsmobile –     Bronwyn Darbyshire demonstrates the process of separating cream from milk to calligrapher Marian Riddell.       Marian with two keen

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Pick of the Crop

Aug 5th, 2019 | By
Great Beginnings

N8N’s roundup of cool things going on in our area. How about this for Pick of the Crop?  “Wow – that’s got to be a record for the biggest daffodil!”   Ian Riddell from Clandon Daffodils found this beauty recently.   (Freshly picked seedling of Graham Phillips – hybridiser of daffodils, say Clandon.)   What a

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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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