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More Newell Rd blockage to come

Feb 16th, 2017 | By
Heavy machinery is working to reconstruct the Dreadnought Culvert under SH1 north of the Newell Rd intersection

More disruption to traffic at the State Highway 1 – Newell Rd intersection is expected as reconstruction of the crumbling culvert under SH1 winds up.

More than $769,000 worth of repairs of the colourfully named Dreadnought Culvert began just over a week ago and is expected to finish, depending on weather, in about a week’s time.

A large amount of heavy machinery, including a crane, has been needed for the reconstruction, requiring Newell Rd to be closed off at the intersection with SH1 as it was moved in.

Where will rates buck stop?

Feb 15th, 2017 | By
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Tamahere needs a new blueprint for its future development and how its residents want to see their more than $5 million in rates spent.
Are better roads and footpaths a priority? Or maybe it’s more community events and youth facilities.
The Tamahere Community Committee, which is spearheading a new community plan, is keen to hear residents’ views before an important March deadline.

Club welcomes gardeners

Feb 14th, 2017 | By
The Tamahere Eventide garden and restored gully -  a place visited by the Hillcrest Garden Club

More keen Tamahere gardeners are being invited along to the Hillcrest Garden Club.

Some Tamahere residents already enjoy the garden visits, monthly club nights and guest speakers but more green-fingered people are welcome, said club president Diana Jones, who is from Tamahere.

“I am not aware of another garden club near Tamahere, so there may be some locals who will be interested in coming along to our meetings,” she said.

Bridge piles in early

Feb 9th, 2017 | By
Pile driving for the East-West bridge at Cherry Lane is expected to take up to eight weeks.

Waikato Expressway contractors are making an early start on the piles for the bridge which will span State Highway 1 at Cherry Lane.

The thud of pile driving is now set to begin later this month as preparations for the East-West bridge get underway two months earlier than planned.

A big, blue, 100 tonne crawler crane will be assembled on the site alongside SH1 in northern Tamahere when piling is about to begin.

Plant nursery in new digs

Feb 2nd, 2017 | By
The interior of the Tamahere Community Plant Nursery, 284 Airport Rd.

The Tamahere Community Plant Nursery volunteers have overcome daunting challenges to re-establish the nursery in a new home.

After eight months wandering in the wilderness, its thousands of plants housed at six private sites around the district, the nursery is once again operational in its own premises.

The nursery was evicted from its old home beside the Tamahere Community Centre last April after it failed to fit in with plans for the new sport and recreation grounds.

Tamahere misses UFB chance

Jan 27th, 2017 | By

Tamahere will have to fend for itself in the ultrafast broadband (UFB) stakes.

The Waikato District Council has confirmed eight of its towns will benefit from central government support for a UFB roll out but Tamahere is not among them.

That’s despite overwhelming support for UFB in the area, including a majority of residents happy to contribute to the roll out cost.

Cafe, bar, grocer for village

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By
An artist's impression of the Tamahere Village commercial area

A cafe, restaurant/bar and grocer are businesses keen on being tenants of Tamahere’s commercial area.

Also interested in the Tamahere Village spot, on the corner of Devine Rd and Wiremu Tamihana Drive, are a wine cellar, skincare clinic, doctor, pharmacy, beauty spa and hairdresser.

Last June it was anticipated the complex would be reality by mid-this year but it is now scheduled to be up and running early in 2018.

Waikato building booms

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By

Waikato is one of the highest growth areas in the North Island, according to the latest figures from Statistics NZ.

Positioned in the ‘golden triangle’ between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, the Waikato district was only eclipsed by its three, fast-growing, city neighbours in the building consent stakes in 2016.

The Waikato District Council issued more consents for new dwellings last year than any other North Island council other than those covering Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga.

Tamahere Market changes scene

Jan 16th, 2017 | By
Tamahere Market organiser Jane Manson, with Chiefs players who visited the market last year

The first Tamahere Market of 2017 this Saturday begins a year in which the popular market will mark its 13th birthday.

The market founding organiser Jane Manson, who still holds the position today, can probably justifiably claim to have changed the market scene in the Waikato over the years.

“When we first started there was the Frankton Market and the yearly markets at Pirongia and Cambridge so we offered something entirely different,” Manson told Tamahere Forum.

Fire permits ahead

Jan 12th, 2017 | By

Fire permits will be needed from Friday, January 20 as the Waikato District Council begins a restricted fire season.

Permits will be needed for all fires in the open air with the exception of barbecues, hangi, brazier-type fires and fires within a properly constructed incinerator fitted with a lid or mesh spark arrestor to stop embers escaping.

Applications for permits can be made by contacting any of the Waikato District Council offices or via the council’s website.