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Cookin’ with Tamahere

Aug 31st, 2015 | By
A new Tamahere School cookbook is in the making.

Lurking in Tamahere kitchen cupboards may be a 25-year-old or so Tamahere School cookbook.

If so, it’s time to consider an upgrade and a new generation of school parents are up for the job.

The Tamahere School Cookbook Committee is embarking on the exciting task of creating a cookbook for the current era and is inviting recipe contributions from the community.

Potting to build supply

Aug 30th, 2015 | By

A potting session at the Tamahere Community Plant Nursery this Sunday (September 6) from 1pm will be aimed at building up the supply of plants for next year.

With warmer weather coming, the intention is to organise a field trip next month to look at restoration sites, says organiser Jan Simmons.

“But for the moment we’ll continue with the potting and weeding and hearing about what people have been doing in their own back yards,” she says.

Forum wins award

Aug 28th, 2015 | By
The trophy recognising Tamahere Forum's ANZIA win.

Tamahere Forum was last night among the winners in the annual Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs).

The website, which has served Tamahere for seven years, was named winner of the community website category from a field of five trans-Tasman finalists.

As the gala awards ceremony progressed, in Auckland’s vaulted St Matthew-in-the-City Church, it became clear that Tamahere’s website was among inspiring company.

Centre meeting Aug 26

Aug 17th, 2015 | By

The annual meeting of the Tamahere Community Centre, that vital, much used facility at the heart of Tamahere, is being held on Wednesday, August 26 at 7.30pm.

The Centre, on Devine Road, is governed by a committee of local volunteers, whose aim is to ensure it gets maximum community usage, continues to develop more facilities and features and is well maintained for future generations to enjoy.

Locals keen to know and be involved in community activities will find the annual meeting a chance to learn more about this local asset.

Workshop sows the seed

Aug 17th, 2015 | By
Planting a gully slope

This year’s Hamilton Gully Restoration Seminar Series concludes this Saturday with a practical workshop at the Tamahere Community Nursery.

Led by plant experts Jan Simmons and Peter Morris, the session from 10am to 1pm at the Devine Rd nursery will cover seed collection protocols, seed types and treatment as well as demonstrations of seed sowing.

There will be opportunities for participants to prick out and pot on seedlings and to test their knowledge of native plants in plant identification exercises.

Roar into the 20s for fun

Aug 16th, 2015 | By
Fun raising 1920s style is the theme for the September 5 event.

It’ll back to the 1920s for some “fun raising” next month as the Tamahere Community Centre is transformed into a casino and dance hall courtesy of Tamahere School.

The Saturday, September 5 event with a Roaring 20s theme will have a casino operating from 8pm to 10.30pm followed by dancing to live music.

A ticket at $30 per person covers a glass of champagne, casino chips and supper.

Junior eco-warriors dig in

Aug 11th, 2015 | By
The reserve was a hive of activity

Thirty, budding, Tamahere School eco-warriors today dug into Tamahere’s latest conservation project – the public reserve below the Allan Turner suspension bridge.

Supported by parents and teachers and guided by members of the Tamahere-Mangaone Restoration Trust the hardworking students spent a morning planting 240 trees below the bridge and alongside the Mangaharakeke Stream.

The working bee began with briefings about the restoration and its aims of restoring a largely lost eco-system in the Waikato, and the appropriate techniques for successfully planting the native plants.

A market of possibilities

Aug 10th, 2015 | By
Yum. Crusty loaves for tasty toppings

Hot coffee and flaky pastries, books to be read by the fire, clothes to give the mid-winter wardrobe a fillip.

A world of possibilities await us at this Saturday’s Tamahere Market including, it’s true, that we’ll need to wrap up to beat the chill.

But the rewards are many, including perfect pasta for dinner and meringues like mama used to make.

Giants talk on gullies

Aug 8th, 2015 | By
Planting a gully slope

The annual gully restoration seminar series begins this week with talks by giants in the field including Waikato University Professor Bruce Clarkson and hands-on gully expert Peter Morris.

Clarkson, recognised as one of New Zealand’s foremost authorities on ecological restoration, will set the scene for a week of seminars, including in Tamahere, at Waikato University on Thursday, August 13.

At the same evening session, renowned plantsman Morris, who has restored a Matangi gully over 30 years, will tackle some of the issues that arise in restoration projects: money, plant biodiversity and slips.

“Something good” from tragedy

Aug 7th, 2015 | By
Radio NZ's Media Watch focuses on Tamahere Forum

If you didn’t know it already, Tamahere Forum is a hyper-local news site.

The term was reportedly coined back in 1991 and now refers to “community-oriented news typically not provided by mainstream media outlets.”

Or so reports Radio NZ’s Media Watch programme which, this week, features Tamahere Forum as a New Zealand example of hyper-local news media, which in some countries has become big business.