Posts Tagged ‘ Zealong Tea Estate ’

Round-up of goings-on

Oct 9th, 2018 | By
Spring flowers

Number 8 Network does a round-up of what’s been going on.   A team from Rototuna High School has come third in a Student Product Development Challenge with a beverage made from Waikato ingredients, one of which is from Zealong Tea Estate. Students Liam Anderson and Gaith Laith, led by teacher Jenny Mangan, were given

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Pick of the crop

Aug 21st, 2018 | By
Nankeen night heron

Gordonton’s Zealong Tea Estate has been visited by royalty –  King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u of Tonga were shown around the estate and then treated to a five-course meal.  The royal couple were gifted some premium New Zealand-grown tea to take with them.     A visitor to Cornerstone Alpacas fell in love with

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Pick of the crop

Jul 16th, 2018 | By
Carnival the donkey

It seems the animals and the weather dominate this week’s Pick of the Crop!  A wood pigeon called in to Great Beginnings Gordonton to have a look around.      Wood pigeons are not all that common around Gordonton so this a good record!  Look at these young ornithologists keeping watch –     Staying

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The pick of the crop

Jun 17th, 2018 | By
Ian Riddell

Here’s the regular pictorial round-up of all things awesome in our patch.  How about this for a real pick of the crop?  Ian Riddell is delighted with the early flowering blooms at Clandon Daffodils.   (Their shop opens Monday July 2!)         The sunrise was gorgeous at Cornerstone Alpaca Stud last week. 

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Here’s to Papa and all the volunteers

Jun 15th, 2018 | By
Zealong Tea Estate

  This week is National Volunteer Week – a chance to sing out to the folk who give of their time and energy. Zealong Tea Estate want to say many cheers to Jim (Papa) Kerr. Papa has been bringing his own blend of cheer to Gordonton’s tea estate since retiring four years ago. It all

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Tea cheers for Harold

May 28th, 2018 | By
Harold Nielsen

Many people may already know Zealong Tea Estate’s origins – the story of how New Zealand’s only commercial tea estate all started with a Camellia tree flourishing in a neighbour’s backyard. That single tree was the inspiration for founder Vincent Chen to try growing tea in the Waikato. “In fact, the neighbour, Harold Nielsen, became

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