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All in for Hallows Eve?

Oct 29th, 2014 | By
If you are happy to take part in Halloween you can show it.

Halloween trick or treaters are promising to be out and about in Tamahere again this Halloween, Friday, October 31.

Realising that not everyone wants to take part in the occasion Newell Rd resident Angie Millar hit on a scheme for revealing who is happy to be in, and who is not.

Angie did a mailbox drop around the streets where her trick or treaters will be door knocking with a handy sign for the Halloween times.



Group goes gully tripping

Oct 27th, 2014 | By

A field trip to two restored gullies is planned for the Tamahere Community Nursery group on Sunday, November 2.

The Devine Rd nursery will be closed for the trip, firstly to Mangaiti Gully to see the amazing restoration of a council reserve achieved by a dedicated community group.

The second gully is privately owned and has been transformed by one man into a landscaped park complete with boardwalks and bridges.



Plan for decade unveiled

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

The Waikato District Council is keen for Tamahere residents to hear what’s planned for their community over the next decade.

The council is developing its Long Term Plan (LTP) 2015-2025, which highlights key business projects for the Waikato district and identifies items which could affect those projects.

It will make a presentation on Tamahere’s future at 6.45pm on Monday, November 3 in the Tamahere Community Centre, before the regular monthly meeting of the Tamahere Community Committee.



Local gardens feature

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By
One of the gardens featured in the St Joseph's School garden ramble

Two Tamahere gardens will feature in a fundraising garden ramble on Sunday, November 2.

The St Joseph’s School Garden Ramble will take in 13 gardens in total spread around Hamilton and surrounding rural areas, from 10am to 4pm.

Tickets are still available for the event run by the Fairfield school, which will include two vintage themed Café Gardens for people to enjoy morning tea and pick up their pre-packed lunches.



A rubbish re-think

Oct 18th, 2014 | By

Changes could be ahead for the way rubbish and recycling collections are done in Tamahere as the Waikato District Council reviews its solid waste policy.

Among the changes being mooted are the use of pre-paid rubbish bags and new-look recycling crates, the council’s General Manager Service Delivery, Tim Harty, told this month’s Tamahere Community Committee meeting.

As well, next month’s district-wide, inorganic refuse collection may be the last of its kind. A new proposal would require residents to book in for an inorganic collection.



Nothing trivial for Tamahere

Oct 17th, 2014 | By

The people who 10 years ago brought us the wonderful Tamahere Market have come up with a new local entertainment venture.

Who doesn’t like a quiz? The good folk at St Stephen’s Church figure not too many people so they’re about to stage regular quiz nights, open to the whole community.

The first one will be Saturday, November 1, at 7.30pm in the church hall.



Annual collection ahead

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

It’s time to dig out the unwanted goods for this year’s inorganic rubbish collection.

The Waikato District Council will collect inorganic refuse such as unwanted furniture, lawnmowers, carpet, televisions or appliances.

In Tamahere, the refuse needs to be on the roadside from Sunday, November 16.



Ab fab night for laughs

Oct 15th, 2014 | By

Tamahere Model Country School is offering a fabulous, night out fundraiser.

The comedy Wot to Wear or Not to Wear on Thursday, November 6 at 7pm, at the Tamahere Community Centre, stars Suzie Johnson from Oosh.

It’s not a fashion parade and promises to be a night of hilarious entertainment, spot prizes, bubbles and fabulous raffles.



Expressway picks up speed

Oct 14th, 2014 | By

The pace of work on the Waikato Expressway is being cranked up as the weather improves.

It’s going to be a very busy summer and locals can expect to see plenty of progress and further changes in the area, say NZ Transport Agency senior project manager Raj Rajagopal and HEB Construction’s project manager Gary Budden.

After a relatively dry and productive winter they are also pleased to report that the 16km project remains on track for opening in late 2016.



Killer corner work to begin

Oct 8th, 2014 | By

Work to bring changes to State Highway 1 and improve safety at the killer Cherry Lane intersection are set to begin on Sunday, October 19.

The long awaited changes, including reducing the SH1 speed limit to 80km/hour between Annebrook and Bollard roads, come after widespread calls for action prompted by concerns at the high number of serious crashes at the corner, including a fatal accident in April.

In a letter to Tamahere locals, Fulton Hogan said the work would be carried out at night between October 19 and 23, weather permitting.



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