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Voters eye election candidates

Sep 14th, 2016 | By

What better way to get to know an election candidate than to see the whites of their eyes.

Add in the way they sit, stand, speak and generally carry themselves and you have a pretty good start on judging what sort of woman or man wants your vote.

That’s the chance a small but keen audience got in Tamahere on Tuesday night when locals got up close and personal with the two Tamahere ward candidates and five mayoral candidates in this year’s Waikato District Council election.



Rip, choose, vote, post

Sep 14th, 2016 | By
vote-now

As soon as you see your voting papers in the mail – they are due between September 16 and 21 – rip them open, make your choice of candidate, vote and post.

That simple and timely action is more likely to see your vote counted on election day October 8 than anything else you could do.

Forgetting to vote or leaving it too late are top reasons for people failing to have their say in who runs the joint.



Burglars hit Devine Rd home

Sep 14th, 2016 | By

Electronics and jewellery were stolen in a daylight burglary of a Devine Rd house sometime on Monday (September 12).

Tamahere resident Cholena Forsyth is appealing for anyone who may have seen suspicious activity around her home at 94 Devine Rd to come forward.

The burglary occurred between 8am and 3pm when she was at work, she said.



Election candidates speak tonight

Sep 13th, 2016 | By
vote-be-heard

A public meeting to give Tamahere locals a chance to meet candidates in next month’s local body elections is on tonight (Tuesday, September 13.)
The meeting, in the Tamahere Community Centre at 7.30pm,
will give voters an opportunity to hear from the two people standing for the Tamahere ward as well as those vying for the Waikato district’s mayoral chains.
Candidates will have around seven minutes to make a presentation and then will field questions from the floor.



Spring market grows

Sep 12th, 2016 | By
Samosa are back on the menu at the Tamahere Market

As the weather warms the number of stalls is growing at Tamahere Market with old favourites being joined by newcomers.
At the spring market this Saturday, September 17, Kumar will make a welcome return with his tasty, Indian, vegetarian food including samosas, bonda, curries and the like.
Meanwhile spring growth means a greater variety of fresh vegetables will be at the market and in our meals.



Spaghetti junction served again

Sep 11th, 2016 | By
The latest design of spaghetti junction, centered on Cherry Lane, can be viewed at Wednesday's information day

The latest design for Tamahere’s upcoming spaghetti junction – the Waikato Expressway’s Hamilton section southern interchange – is again open for public viewing.
For those who missed the first information session a month ago, the design for the complex State Highway 1 interchange centred on Cherry Lane is set to transform the local road network in northern Tamahere.
NZTA and its contractors will reveal the latest design at an information day in the Tamahere Community Centre on Wednesday, September 14 from 2.30pm to 7pm.



Cookbook makes splash

Sep 9th, 2016 | By
Inspiring: the cookbook that could build a swimming pool.

Can a book build a swimming pool?
The inspired and hard working Tamahere women behind the impressive Divine Eats, a cookbook from the heart of Tamahere, are giving it their best shot.
The 432-page, hardback book they have created features 285 recipes, stunning photographs of food but also of so much else local that it makes for a beautifully rendered slice of Tamahere in time.



Meet the candidates

Sep 5th, 2016 | By

A public meeting to give Tamahere locals a chance to meet candidates in the upcoming local body elections is to be held on Tuesday, September 13.

The meeting, in the Tamahere Community Centre at 7.30pm, will give voters an opportunity to hear from the two people standing for the Tamahere ward as well as those vying for the Waikato district’s mayoral chains.

The evening will be hosted by the Tamahere Community Committee.



Meeting to support centre

Sep 5th, 2016 | By
Tamanhere Community Centre needs community support

Tamahere Community Centre Committee will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, September 8, 7.30pm at the centre.

The Devine Rd centre is a community building on community land and governed by a committee of local volunteers whose aim is to ensure the centre gets maximum community use.

Locals are welcome at the meeting and urged to attend to support a vital community asset.



Jack supports WOW show

Sep 4th, 2016 | By
Jenny Jack is pinning her hopes on a bizarre bra at this year's WOW show

Tamahere’s Jenny Jack has never been more supportive of the World of WearableArt – WOW – show.

This year her entry has been accepted for the Bizarre Bra section.

A casual glance at a bunch of paper clips inspired Jack to make a bra.