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Nursery gets more helpers

Sep 1st, 2014 | By

The Tamahere Plant Nursery is in line for a boost in helpers after a recent event at the nursery proved popular.

The Devine Rd nursery hosted a plant identification, collection and propagation workshop on August 23 as part of the recent Hamilton City Council gully restoration seminar series. It drew around 30 people.

Many of the workshop attendees expressed an interest in the nursery’s monthly workshops, with the first since the event on this Sunday, September 7.

Playcentre AGM Sept 19

Sep 1st, 2014 | By

The Tamahere Playcentre’s annual meeting will be held at Onyx restaurant, Cambridge, on Friday, September 19 at 7.30pm.

Interested parents and caregivers of pre-schoolers are welcome to attend, says co-president Amelia Meertens.

The Devine Rd Tamahere Playcentre has a core group of around 16 families but more are welcome.

Bridge progress opens road

Aug 29th, 2014 | By
HEB Construction site foreman Raymond Puhara guides a 33-tonne beam into place on the Pickering Rd underbridge.

Pickering Rd is once again open to State Highway 1 as work on the Waikato Expressway continues.

Completion of all the concrete work for the Pickering Road underbridge meant the re-opening occurred today (Friday, August 29).

In the near future, though, access from Hautapu Rd to the state highway will be closed.

Speed cut for killer corner

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By

The NZ Transport Agency will cut the speed limit on State Highway 1 to 80km/h past the Cherry Lane killer corner.

The SH1 speed reduction, along with the removal of the southbound passing lane, were among safety improvements investigated after widespread calls for action on the corner prompted by concerns at the high number of serious crashes, including a fatal accident in April.

NZTA Principal Safety Engineer Michelle Te Wharau said today that after community consultation it had been decided to go ahead with the most far reaching safety measures.

Bridge connects communities

Aug 18th, 2014 | By
The impressive Allan Turner Walkway Bridge

The suspension bridge across the Mangaharakeke stream, connecting Tamahere’s Woodcock Rd and Matangi’s Fuchsia Lane has been completed.

The bridge is part of the $250,000, 200m, Allan Turner Walkway, named for a Waikato District Council staff member who championed community open spaces and walkways and who died in 2012.

The public walkway will be suitable for walkers and cyclists.

Sports grounds in play

Aug 17th, 2014 | By

Planning is underway for the Tamahere hub sports grounds.

At its August meeting, the Tamahere Community Committee said it was keen to get locals’ input into a concept plan for the grounds alongside Tamahere School, including on a name for the area.

The committee felt naming the area the Tamahere Sports Park was too restrictive given the potential wide use of the area and mooted the name, Tamahere Village Green.

Short squeeze on SH 1 lanes

Aug 15th, 2014 | By

A new road layout will be in place on State Highway 1 (SH1) between Tamahere’s Airport Road interchange and Pickering Road, from Thursday, August 21.

The NZ Transport Agency says the temporary changes stemming from continued Waikato Expressway construction will be weather dependent and may start later next week if rain is forecast.

Motorists are urged to take extra care when travelling along the new layout and to allow for short delays due to the changes.

Workouts prove popular

Aug 12th, 2014 | By

Fitness sessions at the Tamahere Community Centre (TCC) are into their third week with numbers growing at each session, says Dan Amosa of Inferno Tamahere.

The uptake had validated the decision of the Cambridge-based gym to offer group fitness classes in Tamahere, he said.

“If your goal is to get fit and make some positive health changes but you hate the idea of travelling to Hamilton or Cambridge, Inferno Tamahere invites everyone in the local community to stop by and give the sessions are go. The first session is free.”

Must-haves galore at market

Aug 10th, 2014 | By

This Saturday’s Tamahere Market is the time for organised people to start planning their Christmas shopping, according to the market’s very organised Jane Manson.

“We are almost counting down to Christmas!” says Jane. “Come along and start the ‘must have’ list for everything from table settings to the essentials for a corporate gift basket.”

For the rest of us, however, the August market will be a time to indulge in the usual festival of food ranging from popcorn to crispy chicken dumplings, the legendary mussel fritters to Kumar’s bonda and samosas.

La Cave may lose spirit

Aug 7th, 2014 | By

The specialty food store, La Cave, a popular destination for many Tamahere residents, has found itself the worse for wear thanks to the new Liquor Act.

Raphael Coutolleu, owner of the Riverlea Rd store which sells food and beverages from France, said stores such as his did not fit any of the categories listed in the Act.

As a result he would be forced to stop selling a number of popular, high-alcohol lines unless his customers’ signatures on a petition changed the mind of officialdom.

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