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A rubbish re-think

Oct 18th, 2014 | By

Changes could be ahead for the way rubbish and recycling collections are done in Tamahere as the Waikato District Council reviews its solid waste policy.

Among the changes being mooted are the use of pre-paid rubbish bags and new-look recycling crates, the council’s General Manager Service Delivery, Tim Harty, told this month’s Tamahere Community Committee meeting.

As well, next month’s district-wide, inorganic refuse collection may be the last of its kind. A new proposal would require residents to book in for an inorganic collection.

Nothing trivial for Tamahere

Oct 17th, 2014 | By

The people who 10 years ago brought us the wonderful Tamahere Market have come up with a new local entertainment venture.

Who doesn’t like a quiz? The good folk at St Stephen’s Church figure not too many people so they’re about to stage regular quiz nights, open to the whole community.

The first one will be Saturday, November 1, at 7.30pm in the church hall.

Annual collection ahead

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

It’s time to dig out the unwanted goods for this year’s inorganic rubbish collection.

The Waikato District Council will collect inorganic refuse such as unwanted furniture, lawnmowers, carpet, televisions or appliances.

In Tamahere, the refuse needs to be on the roadside from Sunday, November 16.

Ab fab night for laughs

Oct 15th, 2014 | By

Tamahere Model Country School is offering a fabulous, night out fundraiser.

The comedy Wot to Wear or Not to Wear on Thursday, November 6 at 7pm, at the Tamahere Community Centre, stars Suzie Johnson from Oosh.

It’s not a fashion parade and promises to be a night of hilarious entertainment, spot prizes, bubbles and fabulous raffles.

Expressway picks up speed

Oct 14th, 2014 | By

The pace of work on the Waikato Expressway is being cranked up as the weather improves.

It’s going to be a very busy summer and locals can expect to see plenty of progress and further changes in the area, say NZ Transport Agency senior project manager Raj Rajagopal and HEB Construction’s project manager Gary Budden.

After a relatively dry and productive winter they are also pleased to report that the 16km project remains on track for opening in late 2016.

Killer corner work to begin

Oct 8th, 2014 | By

Work to bring changes to State Highway 1 and improve safety at the killer Cherry Lane intersection are set to begin on Sunday, October 19.

The long awaited changes, including reducing the SH1 speed limit to 80km/hour between Annebrook and Bollard roads, come after widespread calls for action prompted by concerns at the high number of serious crashes at the corner, including a fatal accident in April.

In a letter to Tamahere locals, Fulton Hogan said the work would be carried out at night between October 19 and 23, weather permitting.

Sun shines on bridge opening

Oct 4th, 2014 | By
Matthew and Emma Turner unveil a plaque in their father's name with Mayor Allan Sanson

In a brief respite from rain and biting wind sun shone warmly on the official opening of the Allan Turner Walkway today.

Family, friends and former workmates of the late Waikato District Council staff member turned out initially in wet and chilly weather to see Allan Turner’s contribution to open spaces and walkways memorialised in a stunning suspension bridge across the Mangaharakeke stream.

But as the speeches began at 10am the sun broke through to reward the large crowd gathered on the Woodcock Rd side of the bridge, including Turner’s wife, Heather, and children, Emma and Matthew.

School oaks spread to road

Oct 1st, 2014 | By

Tamahere School students have planted between 1200 and 1500 acorns in seedling trays.

Some of the acorns that grow into oak trees will be planted along the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway, likely to include the Pickering pond and the Victoria Road Interchange, which will be the gateway to Cambridge.

Tamahere principal Waveney Parker says Cambridge is known for its oak trees.

Turner walkway to open

Sep 29th, 2014 | By
The impressive Allan Turner Walkway Bridge

The Allan Turner Walkway, with its impressive suspension bridge, will be officially opened on Saturday, October 4.

Tamahere and Matangi residents are invited to attend the ceremony on site at the end of Woodcock Rd at 10am.

The suspension bridge across the Mangaharakeke stream connects Tamahere’s Woodcock Rd and Matangi’s Fuchsia Lane.

Seedlings a priority

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

Much needed seedlings will be potted at the Tamahere Community Nursery’s monthly gathering on Sunday, October 5.

The seedlings are high on the work agenda as planting stocks have essentially been depleted, says organiser Jan Simmons of Tamahere Gully Care/Ecosourced Waikato

The working session will start at 1.30pm at the Devine Rd nursery where a shade house with storage racks also needs to be set up to cater for the new seedlings.

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