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Skylarking in department store remembered fondly

Former H&J Smith employee Brian Lavender concedes there may have been "a few hijinks" during his 46 years at the Gore store. Mr Lavender started...

Postponments as Level 2 restrictions continue

The community will have to wait another month to get their hands on their favourite pre-loved books. The Gore Pakeke Lions annual book sale has...

Opening a few weeks off

H&J Smith's new downsized store is expected to open in the middle of next month. In May, H&J Smith Group managing director Jason Smith announced...

Principal moving on to new things

When Lumsden Primary School principal Andrew Watson enters school property nowadays, he bears baked goods rather than professional burdens. After a 10-year run Mr Watson,who...

Friendship key to long marriage

A campus romance has turned into a 60-year partnership for a Gore couple. Douglas and Daphne Dixey celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a family...

Longest-serving volunteer retires

Balfour Volunteer Fire Brigade's longest-serving member is finally hanging up his helmet. Lex Robb attended his last official fire brigade meeting yesterday, bringing his 60-year...

Enough whitebait for one small pattie

It was the start of the whitebaiting season at the weekend but someone forgot to tell the whitebait. Whitebait are juveniles of six species of...

Timing of weeding angers business owner

Gore business owner Ray Kitto would like the Gore District Council to change the day staff weed the gardens in the middle of the...

103-year-old aims to retire this year

One of Dugald McKenzie's goals for this year is to retire from farming. It is probably a fair enough decision as the Wyndham and Districts...

‘Most’ accept system

Walking into a shop with your head buried in your cellphone has become a socially considerate thing to do in the era of Covid-19. New...
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