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School shines silver

Mar 24th, 2017 | By
Mayor Allan Sanson, third from left, with eco-warriors from Tamahere School, their teachers and Enviroschools representatives.

Tamahere School today gained an Enviroschools silver award for its sustainability practices.

The step up from the previously held bronze status came after an audit of the school’s programmes from waste management to vegetable growing.

The award was bestowed on the school in a ceremony attended by Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson.

Funds back youth group

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By
Tamahere councillor Aksel Bech is encouraging Tamahere 15-24-year-olds to get involved with environmental initiatives

A Tamahere Youth Action Group, if it gets off the ground, will receive funding of up to $1000 to support its community projects.

The Waikato District Council is urging the formation of volunteer youth action groups, including in Tamahere, to take a lead in bringing ideas for youth projects and events to their local community boards and committees.

Now, the council has received $10,000 in central government funding to support the initiative.

Regal fined over decrepit truck wash

Mar 21st, 2017 | By
Regal's truck wash is meant to be kept free of litter under its lease

Regal Haulage’s truck wash in the Tamahere Reserve remains shut down after the company was fined $1500 by the Waikato Regional Council for breaching its resource consent.

The alarm was raised over the decrepit nature of the drainage system from the truck wash and its impact downstream by concerned local Owen Trolove in February.

The facility was closed down by the regional council, which then launched an investigation into the discharge.

Road work to bite commuters

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
A bird's eye view of the Waikato Expressway interchange at Cherry Lane

The impact of work on the Waikato Expressway at Tamahere (pictured) is set to bite further on drivers, especially during heavy commuter traffic on State Highway 1/Cambridge Rd.

From next Monday, March 27, northbound traffic heading into Hamilton on SH1 will be merged into one lane at the Tamahere interchange.

Speed restrictions will also begin at the interchange – the SH1 intersection with Airport and Tauwhare roads – to allow safe traffic flow.

Golf club debates future

Mar 19th, 2017 | By
Riverside Golf Club

The future of Tamahere’s Riverside Golf Club – eventually to be divided by the Southern Links ring road south of Hamilton – could be decided as soon as mid-year.

The NZ Transport Agency has accepted the club’s need to speed up decisions about its future after the designated route was identified three years ago but the road’s construction was not expected to begin for around 15 years or more.

“NZTA has accepted the club’s need to expedite the process,” said club president Craig Meinsmith in a letter to members.

Suspected arson in house fire

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
Arson is suspected in a fire in the boarded up house in Tamahere Drive

Police suspect arson in a fire that damaged an unoccupied Tamahere Drive house near the Waikato Expressway on Saturday morning.

Three fire appliances from Hamilton and Cambridge attended the scene about 5am, Northern Fire Communications officer Scott Osmond said.

Approximately 10 firefighters put the blaze out. No one was injured.

Debate starts on Waikato’s future

Mar 17th, 2017 | By
BNZ Chief Economist Tony Alexander

Discussions about the long term future of the Waikato district – to be captured in a 10-year plan designed to provide a blueprint for future development – have begun.
Waikato District councillors, community board and community committee members attended a workshop yesterday facilitated by BNZ Chief Economist Tony Alexander.

The district council will prepare a draft Long Term Plan 2018-28 over the next 15 months and the community will be invited to have a say on it in March/April 2018.

Easter trading gets support

Mar 15th, 2017 | By

All retail shops in the Waikato district will be able to open on Easter Sunday if a recommendation by a council committee gets full council approval.

The Waikato District Council Policy and Regulatory Committee today recommended that the Proposed Easter Trading Policy 2017 is adopted at the full council meeting in April.

The majority of submissions on the policy – 656 of 1268 or 51% – were in favour of shops being able to open on Easter Sunday.

Market keeps summer tastes

Mar 11th, 2017 | By
A taste of limoncello for that summer feeling

The taste treats from Tamahere Market promise to reach a new level this Saturday, March 18.

Top bakers Volare and Pandoro and cafe Momento will be offering their exciting range of breads, slices, brownies, muffins and pastries.

Team up their offerings with Rakaia Salmon or salami and a shot of limoncello on the side and, says market organiser Jane Manson, “you can imagine that it’s still summer!”

Call out for youth leaders

Mar 9th, 2017 | By

The call is out for young, Tamahere community leaders or would-be leaders to come out of the shadows.

Tamahere young people were nowhere to be seen among the 52 nominations in last year’s inaugural Waikato District youth awards.

This year, the call is out early for young people aged from 15 to 24 to join a Tamahere Youth Action Group whose aim will be to create or take on local projects.