Posts Tagged ‘ Woodlands Historic Homestead ’

Woodlands puts on the fun, then and now

Apr 4th, 2018 | By
Egg and spoon race historic pic

  With Woodland’s Pioneer Fundays fast approaching, N8N looks back at how the pioneers entertained themselves way back when. A community sports day was held at the estate in Gordonton 133 years ago.  Headlined in block capitals THE WOODLANDS ANNUAL SPORTS, the article ran on Saturday April 4 1885 in the Waikato Times.  And a

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Gnomes wanted for Woodlands fundays

Jun 27th, 2017 | By
Chris Smith's gnome

  Woodlands Historic Estate has put the call out for garden gnomes. The Victorian homestead in Gordonton is hosting the inaugural Pioneer Fundays festival and wants to add spice to the garden. “We’re on the hunt for old garden gnomes so we can create some fun in our gardens. In particular we want them in

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Woodlands gets its fountain

May 22nd, 2017 | By
Fountain Woodlands

There she flows – the water has been dancing in the new fountain at Woodlands Historic Homestead. Situated in the middle of the circular lawn in front of the homestead, the fountain is receiving a lot of praise from visitors, says Woodlands Estate manager Kirstie Alley. “It’s a thing of beauty, and it’s lovely to

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Party at Woodlands

Dec 16th, 2013 | By

More than 100 children, 30 or so adults and some very well behaved small ponies converged on Woodlands Cafe last Friday.  It was the end of year Christmas party for Rainbows Early Childcare Centre and much fun was had, says Jo Worthington. Tugs of war, pony rides, a bouncy castle – in addition to the

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Pavilion takes shape

Oct 11th, 2013 | By

WHAT RAIN? Judy Cole stands on what one day soon will be the Gavin Grain Pavilion, at Woodlands. “It’s going to be a shelter or shade for visitors to Woodlands, so they can enjoy cricket games over the summer, and any other activity that goes on,” says Judy. Construction started last month and progress has

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Volunteers praised

Feb 1st, 2013 | By

Long-time Gordonton resident Arthur Riddell reflects on the work of volunteers and their value to the community. The current upgrading of the Domain is just the latest in a series of volunteer projects which have shaped Gordonton as it is today. Since New Year 2013 there has been a major tidy-up of the Domain road

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