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Drop in to review plan

May 22nd, 2015 | By
On the road

The Waikato District Plan, which guides the way land is used, developed and subdivided, is under review.

Whether you’re planning to subdivide your section, renovate or build, run a business from home or organise a community event, getting involved in the review could be a useful exercise.

“The District Plan review is about revisiting all existing provisions and seeing if they’re still working effectively,” said Tony Whittaker, the council’s General Manager Strategy and Support.

Coolstore blast survivor retires

May 20th, 2015 | By
Dennis Wells backed by colleagues including Merv Neil (left), in 2009.

Dennis Wells is a lucky man in more than one way.

The 67-year-old Hamilton fire officer has completed 40 years on the job and retired this week.

Two things make Wells lucky. Firstly, he’s always loved his job and secondly, he was one of the fire crew to survive the Icepak Coolstore explosion at Tamahere in April 2008.

Thanks Mandy

May 20th, 2015 | By
Tamahere stalwart Mandy Elliot with her recently awarded certificate

Dedicated Tamahere supporter and fundraiser Mandy Elliot received a unique community thank you in a recent ceremony.

Elliot, who with her family has moved to Canada after 23 years in Tamahere, was awarded the first Tamahere Community award for community contribution.

Her contributions ranged across the Tamahere playcentre, school, community centre, and Christmas festival.

Tam Jam to entertain

May 16th, 2015 | By

The inaugural Tam Jam, a concert-cum-picnic featuring local Tamahere talent, is set to blast off from midday on June 1.

The Queen’s Birthday event is the brainchild of local blues musician and music teacher Darcy Perry who said the idea started out as a concert and grew from there.

“A gig for the kids by the kids provides an opportunity for children in the community to share their talents with friends and family and have a fun day out,” Perry told Tamahere Forum.

Lions club charters

May 14th, 2015 | By

The Tamahere Lions Club has gone from a branch club to a fully chartered club in just under a year.

The club will officially be chartered on Saturday, May 23 at an evening event at Gails of Tamahere.

It is chartering with 31 members but is keen for more members, says member Sue McCowan.

Epic trip, epic challenges

May 4th, 2015 | By
Eli and Sam Thomas in traditional Vietnamese robes, on their fundraising journey

Tamahere Brothers Sam and Eli Thomas are well into their epic Vietnamese journey and fundraising effort for prostate cancer.

The pair set out last Monday (April 27) on two 50cc scooters to ride the length of Vietnam – more than 2500km of third world roads.

The challenges came quickly. “0 meters, first breakdown of the day and it’s not even 6am, oil dipstick snapped and dropped into crankcase. Aka half the motor had to come off now,” they posted on their Facebook page.

Duncan Rd-SH1 crossroad to close

May 4th, 2015 | By
Duncan Rd access to SH1 will close from Thursday

UPDATE: Access from Duncan Rd to State Highway 1 will close permanently from Wednesday, May 6 – brought forward from Thursday.

At the same time, SH1 traffic will be switched onto the new expressway between Duncan Road and just south of the Cambridge Northern expressway interchange. (Not over Thursday/Friday as notified earlier.)

The NZ Transport Agency and HEB Construction recommends that in future Duncan Road residents use Pencarrow Road and the existing Tamahere Interchange to access SH1.

Crash cuts power – again

May 4th, 2015 | By

A vehicle striking a power pole in Hautapu Rd today cut power in parts of Tamahere and beyond for the second time within a week.

Emergency services were called to the crash on Hautapu Rd, Tamahere, about 7am.

Northern Fire Communications shift manager Paul Radden said one man was trapped in a ute after it struck a power pole.

Rare failure causes power outage

Apr 29th, 2015 | By

About 400 Tamahere households were hit by a power outage just on dinner time last night with around 130 without power for up to six hours.

Waipa Networks said the lengthy power outage was caused by a failure of isolation equipment in a cabinet in Birchwood Lane.

The Networks customer service manager Kerry Watson said the failure of the particular piece of equipment was uncommon and an explanation was being sought from its supplier.

Gamers in reserve clean up

Apr 26th, 2015 | By
The geocachers with the trash hauled out of the Tamahere Reserve on Anzac Day

Piles of rubbish have been removed from the Tamahere Reserve thanks to a group of outdoor game enthusiasts who dedicated their Anzac Day to the clean up job.

Reserve restoration trust members have been hauling out bags of rubbish from bottles to tyres since they began work in the Tauwhare Rd reserve over three years ago.

But on-going dumping of household to commercial waste on a near weekly basis continues to add to the unsightly refuse built up over years.

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