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Student nurse first at Eventide

Jul 28th, 2015 | By
Tamahere Eventide resident Jo Mellar talks to Wintec nursing student Megen Peckham.  (Photo: Waikato Times)

A first of it’s kind nursing placement in dementia care will take place at Tamahere Eventide.

It’s hoped the new nursing placement will attract more graduates to the aged care sector and specifically, dementia care.

Tamahere Eventide Home and Retirement Village, together with the Waikato District Health Board and Wintec, have developed a unit to increase the skill level of the students.

Fix may cut outages

Jul 27th, 2015 | By

Could there be a bit of relief for Tamahere people who are too often in the dark because of power outages?

Figures from Waipa Networks show that Tamahere has more than three times as many outages as the rest of the Waipa network.

The area’s many trees have been blamed for Tamahere people experiencing, on average in the last year, a high eight hours without power compared to around three hours for the network as a whole. But a new measure may provide some relief.

Potters, weeders needed

Jul 27th, 2015 | By

This month’s working session at the Tamahere Community Nursery will be held on Sunday, August 2, from 1pm.

Potting of seedlings will continue and there is also weeding to be done for those who prefer to work outdoors.

Popping cress is coming into flower so it would be good to remove this weed from potted plants before it seeds.

Women wow the show

Jul 24th, 2015 | By
Lisa Vanin and Jenny Jack have made the WOW finals for the second year in a row (Photo: Fairfax)

The garments that two Tamahere women spent countless late nights creating will parade in front of them at this year’s World of WearableArt show.

Sisters-in-law Jenny Jack and Lisa Vanin were finalists in 2014 – along with another relative, Sacha Mail – and have made it back for 2015.

The World of WearableArt (WOW) Awards are in their 28th year and challenge designers to make “works of art to be worn on the human form”.

SH1 head on crash slows traffic

Jul 22nd, 2015 | By

A motorcyclist was left critically injured after his bike and a station wagon collided head-on on a new section of the Waikato Expressway being built south of Hamilton.

Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 1 at Tamahere, between Hamilton and Cambridge, about 1.20pm Wednesday.

A 65-year-old man riding a motorcycle was treated at the scene before being taken to Waikato Hospital where he was on Wednesday in a critical condition.

$3.2m sports ground on way

Jul 17th, 2015 | By

Tamahere’s central sports and recreational ground is set to emerge from a mix of paddocks and cleared house sites over the next three years at a cost of nearly $3.2 million.

In recent weeks the house on the corner of Devine Rd and Wiremu Tamehana Drive has been moved away and two other houses in the centre of the recreation reserve area will soon follow suit.

Initial site works for the recreation area will take place over the coming spring and summer, the Tamahere Community Committee was told at its July meeting.

Council broadband bid “solid”

Jul 15th, 2015 | By

The Waikato District Council (WDC) is confident it has made a solid bid for additional Government funding to expand ultra-fast broadband in its communities.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) recently announced it would spend an additional $360 million to extend its two flagship broadband initiatives – Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative – and establish a new initiative to expand mobile coverage.

More than 500 locals took part in an online survey about their broadband access and use to help the council mount its case.

Map reveals district layers

Jul 13th, 2015 | By

A newly launched online map viewer will give Waikato residents a birds’ eye view of the district and a wealth of information on properties and services.

Maps Online, set up by the Waikato District Council, enables people to search for and view information about an area, properties, rates, roads, water, wastewater, stormwater, and layers of district plan data.

“Maps Online gives our customers access to an incredible wealth of information. Our aim is to have all the information we collect about the Waikato district available to our customers through the website,” said Tony Whittaker, the Waikato district general manager strategy and support.

Market in popping form

Jul 12th, 2015 | By

It may be winter and chilly but the Tamahere Market and its determined stallholders go on in fair weather and foul.

Popping up this Saturday will be a new popcorn van and brightening the market will be cyclamen in cheery colours of pink, red and purple.

If we need help rugging up the market can provide that, too. The winter woollies include Kaimai socks, merino and hand knits for children and beautiful, fine, felt scarves for the stylish.

Airport Rd roundabout ahead

Jul 6th, 2015 | By
The design of the roundabout on the SH3 (Ohaupo Rd) and SH21 (Airport Rd) intersection

The NZ Transport Agency plans to build a roundabout at the intersection of State Highway 3 (Ohaupo Road) and State Highway 21 (Airport Road) this summer.

The $4.5 million project, jointly funded by NZTA and the Titanium Park Joint Venture, which is developing the airport business zone, is designed to improve safety and access to current and future industrial development in the airport area, as well as the Mystery Creek Events Centre.

Information about the roundabout project will be available at an open day on Tuesday, July 14, from 3pm-7pm, at the Hamilton Airport Motel and Conference Centre.