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Village people on show

Oct 4th, 2015 | By
Colourful folk brightening the school neighbourhood

A distinctive mural, designed by Tamahere School students to brighten their school, has gone a step further and brightened the neighbourhood.

Paling fence people, (pictured) a sunny depiction of a row of 32 expressive and brightly attired people, went up recently on the school’s Devine Rd boundary.

Teacher Kerry Bennetts said the roadside mural, and two other artworks inside the school grounds, were the result of a challenge to senior students for ideas on how to put a bit of colour into the school grounds.

Here be dragons

Sep 28th, 2015 | By
Tamahere steel sculptor Marti Wong with a personal favourite, Sagittarius

Among the dragons, legendary sea monsters, bull headed monsters, flying panthers and unicorns the shining, grey and grumpy-looking walrus seemed downright plain.

Not that you could call any of the mythological beasts created by Tamahere steel sculptor Marti Wong truly plain. Grey walrus perhaps only seems so by comparison to his more fanciful companions.

Others can decide where walrus stands – or hangs – among his memorable mates when Wong’s first exhibition in four years kicks off at Hamilton’s Soul Gallery this week.

Rich choice by gully

Sep 28th, 2015 | By
The Tamahere Eventide gully in 2011

A rich choice awaits those making it along to the monthly gathering at the Tamahere Plant Nursery this Sunday, October 4.

It could be business or pleasure or both. The Devine Rd community nursery will be open from 1pm and seedlings ready to be pricked out into tubes await willing hands.

At 2.30pm there will be an opportunity to see the wonderful gully restoration undertaken by residents of Tamahere Eventide.

Circuit flights go later

Sep 27th, 2015 | By

Daylight saving began today and with it comes a change to the time to which aircraft on circuit training flights can operate at the Hamilton Airport.

The Hamilton Airport advises that from today the training craft will be able to fly 30 minutes later until 10.30pm.

The change has no effect on other aircraft – they may fly in and out of the airport after 10.30pm.

Views sought on Te Awa park

Sep 25th, 2015 | By
The future of the Te Awa Reserve is up for discussion

The future of Tamahere’s Te Awa Reserve is up for discussion as the Waikato District Council prepares to draft a management plan for many of its reserves.

The pleasant reserve on Te Awa Rd (pictured) currently has some children’s play equipment and a large grass area fringed by trees and the Waikato River.

The council is keen to get people’s views on how the parks could serve them, their families and community in the years ahead before it drafts the Neighbourhood Parks Reserve Management Plan which will outline the future use, management and development of the spaces it administers.

Tamahere gardens on display

Sep 24th, 2015 | By

Tamahere gardens are again proving popular for a garden ramble, the latest a fundraiser for Waikato Diocesan School for Girls.

Eight of 15 gardens on the Dio Day Out will be in Tamahere on Sunday, November 8 from 9am to 4pm.

Tickets are on sale now at $30 for early birds until September 30, thereafter $35 for a day that as well as a chance to see inspiring gardens will include art displays, refreshments, and plants for sale.

Community quiz night returns

Sep 21st, 2015 | By

Put a ring around Saturday, October 3 if you fancy a good night out and some exercise for the brain cells.

After last year’s successful event, St Stephen’s Church once again invites the Tamahere community to a fun quiz night in the parish hall from 7.30pm.

Groups can book a table of six or those fewer in number can join a group on the night to field the questions and contest for spot prizes.

Community behind reserve

Sep 16th, 2015 | By
Plantsman Peter Morris gives a lesson in tree planting to Hautapu School pupils

More community spirit and good ole hard graft has gone into the public nature reserve below the Allan Turner suspension bridge.

The Tamahere Lions, who had a working bee at the Woodcock Rd reserve last month, turned out again this month for another session of weed clearing.

Yesterday, just a few days after the Lions’ efforts, a second group of young eco-warriors were clambering the reserve banks to plant trees, many of them kowhai they had grown themselves.

Hayes slates broadband bid

Sep 14th, 2015 | By
Tamahere's Wally Hayes, chairman of the Infrastructure committee

Tamahere district councillor Wally Hayes has refused to support Waikato’s bid for ultra fast broadband after he slated the official submissions as flawed and unfair.

Waikato District Council is in the race for a share of a $360 million Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) fund to extend the Ultrafast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) and take fibre coverage from 75 per cent to 80 per cent of the country.

Council’s Digital Enablement Plan, to be submitted by September 18, set out how the council planned to meet MBIE’s goals of economic growth and to engage communities but Tamahere ward councillor Wally Hayes said the document had the wrong priorities.

Spring along to the market

Sep 13th, 2015 | By

We’ll be able to raise a glass to toast the new season at the spring Tamahere Market this coming Saturday (September 19).

The Good George brewers will be at the market to fill the glasses with cider and, of course, their popular beer.

Another local talent will be making a return to the market – Black Dog furniture – so there’ll be something to lean on or sit on while we slake our thirsts.