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Hart Rd hostel fears come true

Nov 24th, 2014 | By
The Hart Rd house being advertised for student rental

Fears that student hostels would be set up on rural residential Tamahere land zoned low density appear to have been well founded.

Hart Rd residents first raised concerns about a potentially illegal student housing complex in their quiet country cul de sac early last year when the first of eight massive, similar-style houses got underway there.

Now flatmate wanted adverts appearing on Trade Me suggest the residents’ concerns were valid.

Pest plant now obvious

Nov 19th, 2014 | By
Privet (Ligustrum species)

It’s the time of year when privet blossoms, making the identification of the pest plant easier than at other times of the year.

There are two main species of privet in the Waikato, tree privet and Chinese privet. Both invade the edges of forest and waste land, and can displace trees in native forests. Privet’s leaves and berries are poisonous to people and animals, and its pollen can cause breathing problems for some people.

Waikato Regional Council is reminding people who think privet on a neighbour’s property is causing them breathing problems such as hay fever that new rules are in place covering the removal of the plant.

November market heralds Christmas

Nov 9th, 2014 | By
Soap of all shapes and hues is popular

All the Tamahere Market stallholders are gearing up for Christmas and the busiest markets of the year – just three of them left before year’s end.

Soap is a very popular item at the market at the moment and it comes in all shapes, sizes, colours, textures and smells. There are also some big ticket items including original art made out of beehives and stones ground out to hold water or a fire feature.

“It is always exciting to see the new ideas everyone has for Christmas at this coming weekend’s market,” says organiser Jane Manson.

Southern Links route confirmed

Nov 7th, 2014 | By
A digital rendition of a proposed Waikato River bridge alongside Hamilton Gardens.

The layout of a $600 million roading project to the south of Hamilton, which slices through Tamahere has been confirmed and includes the locations of three new bridges.

Independent commissioners this week confirmed the route of the Southern Links project and approved resource consent applications for two new bridges over the Waikato River and one bridge across the Mangakotukutuku Gully.

The joint project by the Hamilton City Council and NZ Transport Agency has been widely condemned in Tamahere and drew stiff community opposition.

Lions to use resource locally

Nov 7th, 2014 | By

The annual inorganic rubbish collections gets underway from Sunday, November 16 and the Tamahere Lions would like the opportunity to put useable materials to local use.

The club is offering to collect scrap metal to raise funds for a range of local projects rather than see the resource leave the district.

A volunteer team can be contacted to collect the recyclable metal from inside donors’ properties before it goes to the roadside.

Push on for cycleway

Nov 6th, 2014 | By
Te Awa River Ride

Keen on cycleways? Want to see the full 70km of the Te Awa River Ride completed?

The Waipa District Council is currently seeking feedback on its cycleway spending plans, including the Te Awa River Ride, which will go through Tamahere.

The Te Awa Trust has approached the Waipa council seeking support towards the Avantidrome-to-Hamilton section of the River Ride and is encouraging locals to weigh into the discussion.

New road changes routes

Nov 6th, 2014 | By

Tamahere’s newest road, Wiremu Tamihana Drive, between Devine and Airport roads, is about to open and will herald several changes for drivers.

One of the key differences will be the permanent closure of the right-hand turn on to the State Highway 1 on-ramp at the end of Devine Rd.

Work is to begin on the on-ramp from Monday, November 10 and should be completed in two weeks.

Ramble to fund sporting chance

Nov 5th, 2014 | By

Tamahere features strongly in a fundraising garden ramble for the St Peter’s School athletic team.

Four of the 14 athletes selected to tour California next April are from Tamahere and four of the 15 sites on the Sunday, November 16 ramble are also in Tamahere.

Former Tamahere School pupils Harry Ewing, Matt Scott, Jonty Barry-Leach and Jessica Strick have all made the team.

Festival starts strawberry season

Nov 2nd, 2014 | By

Tamahere’s Strawberry Farm has a lot to celebrate and is sharing the love.

As the new strawberry season gets underway the Newell Rd complex is marking the occasion with the launch of a re-vamped Punnet cafe and the opening of a new playground.

The Strawberry Farm Festival on the weekend of November 15-16 will include face painting and balloon artists, live music and lots of strawberry treats.

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.

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