The Tamahere Community Committee was elected at a public meeting in November 2010 and there have since been co-options to ensure other community groups are represented.
The members are Dallas Fisher (chair), Sue Robertson (deputy chair), Maggie Wilcock and Rowena Edge (jointly secretary), Arnold Koppens, Jane Manson, Leo Koppens, John West, Joy Wright, Charles Fletcher and Waikato District Council Tamahere ward councillor Wally Hayes.
In the Waikato district, local community committees are designed to ensure that residents within a ward have have a voice to represent the views of the community to the Waikato District Council.
The Tamahere Community Committee meets monthly at 7.30pm on the first Monday of the month in the Tamahere Community Centre. Minutes of meetings are posted here on the Waikato District Council website.
Additional meetings are held when local developments and events demand. Contact any of the members using the details below to discuss current or concerning issues.
The committee assists and supports Tamahere ward councillor Wally Hayes in his dealings with the council. Click here for background on Cr Hayes.
Community committees are not a vehicle for fighting local issues but can provide the council with the feelings of the community on any issues or concerns at an early stage, which hopefully influences council’s decisions. Committee members can, however, make submissions on their own behalf as private individuals.
Contact details are:
Tamahere ward councillor Wally Hayes, 07 856 6616, Click the following link to email Wally Hayes.
Dallas Fisher, 07 856 4111, click to email Dallas Fisher
Sue Robertson, 07 856 4777, click to email Sue Robertson
Maggie Wilcock, 07 856 7633, click to email Maggie Wilcock
Rowena Edge, 07 859 2076, click to email Rowena Edge
Arnold Koppens, 07 856 5509, click to email Arnold Koppens
Jane Manson, click to email Jane Manson
Leo Koppens, 07 856 3245, click to email Leo Koppens
John West, 07 856 2065 click to email John West
Joy Wright, 07 856 9577 click to email Joy Wright
Charles Fletcher, 07 856 8127 click to email Charles Fletcher
Click the following link for a map of the Tamahere ward (pdf): Tamahere Ward Map
Over the years, Tamahere has had a number of committees that have taken the views of residents to the council. All of these have highlighted one aspect that is important to the community: rural life-style. The retention of the Tamahere rural life-style has been one of the key focuses of all the committees.
The rapid growth of the area means this rural aspect is becoming harder and harder to maintain. Alongside this are growing concerns about road safety, access to schools and commercial development.
In 2004, every resident should have received from Waikato District Council a booklet titled Tamahere – The Lifestyle Community: Community Plan – 2004-2013. Here in pdf: Tamahere Community Plan
The community plan outlined a vision for Tamahere and identified key issues and projects that the community wished the council to implement. Projects were put into a 1-3 year, 4-8 year, or 7-10 year time frame so that the community could monitor council’s progress. Some of these projects have been completed but others have yet to be.
The community plan is being reviewed in 2011. Updates on the review process and how you can have your say will be posted in the Tamahere Forum news section.
- The Tamahere Community Committee deals with a wide range of issues. Click here to view submissions made by the TCC and read about its key and current activities.
- Unfamiliar with local body planning and jargon? Click here for some handy explanations.
- Want to make a submission on an important local matter but not sure how? Click here for some guidance.
- Want to know more about Cr Wally Hayes? Click here for a short bio.