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Tam Jam music returns

Jan 28th, 2016 | By

Tam Jam, the music festival for kids and by kids, is on again.

Following the rocking success of the inaugural Tam Jam last year in the St Stephen’s church grounds a repeat performance is planed for Saturday, February 13, from midday until 5pm.

Recreation grounds underway

Jan 22nd, 2016 | By
A concept plan of the Tamahere sports and recreation grounds (click to enlarge).

The long anticipated sport and recreation grounds in central Tamahere are set to emerge from former house sites and paddocks this year.

The site stretches from Wiremu Tamihana Drive to Devine Rd and is bounded by the Tamahere School grounds and community centre on one side and Regal Haulage and a private house on the other. (View the plan.)

Cherries top Tamahere Market

Jan 11th, 2016 | By

It will bring up a dozen years of bringing us the goods later this year and the Tamahere Market is still going strong.

The market will start 2016 by putting a cherry on the top – lots of cherries, actually, brought in especially from the South Island along with another southern specialty – apricots.

“What more could you want?” asks veteran organiser Jane Manson before listing off a range of other tasty produce appearing at the market.

Sprinkler use cut

Jan 8th, 2016 | By

The Waikato District Council has raised the water alert level from today, further restricting the use of sprinklers.

The council, along with its fellow Hamilton and Waipa authorities, said warmer weather and increasing water demand had prompted the move to help conserve water.

The change to Alert Level 2 means sprinklers and watering systems can only be used on alternate days between 6-8am and 6-8pm.

Shed fire takes car, boat

Jan 5th, 2016 | By

By the time fire crews showed up about noon on Tuesday, a large shed at Tamahere was too far gone to save.

The flames also engulfed the car inside the shed and a nearby boat.

Acting Senior Station Officer Alan Doherty said the four-bay garage off Elmwood Lane was blowing smoke so high you could see it from Cobham Drive, over 3.5 kilometres away.

Rubbish pick-up changes

Dec 27th, 2015 | By

The presents have been presented, the leftovers picked over, and the rubbish and recycling bins piled high. But when to put them out at the gate?

This week, despite Monday, December 28, being a statutory holiday, rubbish and recycling will be collected on the usual Thursday in Tamahere.

Next week, after New Year celebrations have similarly swelled the bins, collection day will be a day later on Friday, January 8.

Tamahere issues go national

Dec 26th, 2015 | By
Radio NZ's Summer The Weekend programme focuses on Tamahere Forum

Tamahere issues and new developments, including the new Tamahere Village development, were aired to the nation this morning.

Tamahere Forum editor Philippa Stevenson got a chance to talk about Tamahere as a guest on Radio NZ’s summer Saturday morning The Weekend programme with host Lynn Freeman.

Stevenson, along with Radio NZ Waikato reporter Andrew McRae, also talked about broader Waikato issues on the show, which was aired live from Hamilton from 8am to midday.

Fund supports reserve

Dec 23rd, 2015 | By

The Tamahere Reserve was one of 12 community projects to get a grant from a Waikato Regional Council fund designed to sponsor projects that protect and enhance the environment.

The Tamahere-Mangaone Restoration Trust that is voluntarily restoring the Tauwhare Rd reserve will get $5000 from the council’s Environmental Initiatives Fund.

Trust chairman Leo Koppens said the grant will fund a professionally written management plan for the 5ha reserve.

Awards highlight community depth

Dec 16th, 2015 | By
Leo Koppens (right), receives a Mayoral community award from Mayor Allan Sanson

Tamahere “eco-warrior” Leo Koppens’ environmental work has been recognised with a Waikato District Council Mayoral Community Award.

Koppens was one of 13 community volunteers from around the district who received awards today at a moving event that was packed with their proud families and supporters.

Matangi’s Graham Membery, chairman of the Matangi Community Committee, received an award for his many years of community work.

Christmas lights for good

Dec 15th, 2015 | By
Clive Hart carries on his Christmas lights tradition for a 9th year

Tamahere’s Clive Hart is once again lighting up his home for Christmas in a tradition that is now in its ninth year.

Hart turns his Te Awa Lane home into a Christmas lights fantasia to raise money for Child Cancer Foundation and Rainbow Place charities.

He adds more lights every year, which over time has added up to roughly 250,000 bulbs. This year another 10,000 were added.