The future of St Stephen’s church hall – home of Tamahere Market day morning teas and the Christmas Festival – is up for debate.
The hall, also used for weekly Tots and Tunes classes, quiz nights, wedding breakfasts and funeral wakes, is a candidate for either renovation or replacement, says church official Jane Manson.
Last year we followed the blog of Tamahere journalist Isobel Ewing as she and brother Jack biked 2000km of the ancient Silk Rd from Samarkand, Uzbekistan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Next month we can view the film they made of their epic trip, Doma, which will feature in Hamilton as part of the touring NZ Mountain Film Festival.
On this day, May 27, 1865, Wiremu Tāmihana Tarapīpipi Te Waharoa laid down his taiaha before British Brigadier General G. J. Carey at Tamahere.
It was Tamihana’s ‘te maungarongo’ (covenant of peace) and like so much of the legendary Ngati Haua leader’s peaceful efforts it was misinterpreted.