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Guts spilled at boat ramp

Apr 16th, 2014 | By
Gutted fish dumped by the Tamahere boat ramp

A large number of gutted fish strewn in the shallow water near the Tamahere boat ramp has disgusted a local man.

Owen Trolove was taking a short stroll on the riverbank alongside the boat ramp near the Narrows Bridge on Tuesday afternoon when he spotted up to 30 gutted fish rotting in the shallows.

He hopes someone might have seen who dumped the fish so the practice can be stopped.

Calls for action on killer corner

Apr 15th, 2014 | By
A Cherry Ln-SH1 crash in 2011 that put an elderly woman in hospital

Calls are mounting for the NZ Transport Agency to take action on the Cherry Lane killer corner.

With the most recent fatal accident at the intersection with State Highway 1 only days ago, Cherry Lane residents took their concerns to last night’s annual planning meeting with the Waikato District Council.

Tamahere Councillor Wally Hayes was also quick to call for action after the April 3 death of Hamilton civil campaigner John Easto at the Cherry Lane-SH1 crossroad.

“Tiny town” basks in royal reflection

Apr 13th, 2014 | By
The welcome may goes out for visiting royals, Prince William and Duchess Kate

Saturday’s impromptu royal visit to Tamahere has sparked wide public interest, opportunism and prompted media reports.

In the Herald on Sunday, Tamahere became a “tiny Waikato town” that had been through some tough times in recent years. Who knew?

One woman, children’s book author Sharon Holt, who managed to get her latest book in Prince William’s hand, hopes to capitalise on the royal connection.

Royalty rocks Tamahere

Apr 12th, 2014 | By

Royalty stopped by Tamahere today, charming children and adults alike.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, had an unscheduled walkabout at Tamahere School as they had a rendezvous after coming from different points around the Waikato.

A hoppin’ good market

Apr 12th, 2014 | By

The April 19 Tamahere Market, slap bang in the middle of Easter, will have a holiday feel and a chocolate flavour.

There will be Easter eggs at the monthly market, which are bound to be welcome, and probably a few more holes dug by the area’s rampant rabbit population, which may be less so.

“But also we hope the Easter message of love from St Stephen’s Church will be felt too!” says market organiser Jane Manson.

Kuggeleijn named cricket champ

Apr 11th, 2014 | By
ND cricketer of the year Scott Kuggeleijn, centre, with his mother Jenny Scown and coach James Pamment

Tamahere’s Scott Kuggeleijn has been named cricketer of the year by Northern Districts Cricket at its 26th Annual Awards.

Kuggeleijn won the coveted Cricketer of the Year trophy in his first season back with the Northern Knights in Hamilton, after previously having played for Wellington.

His performance during the season stood out in all forms of the game as he amassed 58 wickets across the HRV Twenty20, Ford Trophy and Plunket Shield.

Meeting gives local lowdown

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

Tamahere residents have the chance to hear what changes are being proposed for the area in a public meeting on Monday, April 14.

The meeting, hosted by the Waikato District Council from 7-8pm in the Tamahere Community Centre, will also have information on plans for the wider district and provide a chance for locals to give their viewpoints.

It will be followed at 8pm by the regular monthly meeting of the Tamahere Community Committee, whose meetings are also public.

Cherry Ln corner claims campaigner

Apr 5th, 2014 | By

A passionate footballer and civic-minded man whose forthright opinions spared none was killed in Tamahere’s latest fatal car crash.

John Easto spent Thursday solving the problems of the world with life-long friend Ken Hennebry at the Tamahere Eventide Home and Village.

He left the village via Cherry Lane shortly after 4pm and died moments later in a collision as he turned on to State Highway 1 to head home.

Link road gets underway

Apr 4th, 2014 | By

Construction of a new, 470m road linking Devine and Airport roads gets underway this month.

The initial work on the $2.5million contract, being undertaken by Fulton Hogan for the Waikato District Council, won’t have a direct effect on traffic movement as it’s based on council land currently used for grazing from Devine Rd north of Tamahere School to Airport Rd, near Regal Haulage.

The final 25m wide corridor will include a two-lane road plus berms, plus a parking and maneuvering area, said the council in the first newsletter of a series designed to inform locals about the project.

Rural cyclists’ views sought

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Do you cycle on rural roads – for commuting, recreation or training?

The Waikato Regional Council is carrying out research on rural road cycling which will be used to inform future safety work in the region.

The council has been interviewing key stakeholders and now, via an online survey open until April 11, is seeking feedback from the broader cycling public who use Waikato rural roads.