Election gives chance to shape Tamahere


The most local of local body elections is still to be held – the election of a new Tamahere Community Committee.

The Tamahere Community Committee is the voice of Tamahere, representing the views of the community to the Waikato District Council and supporting Tamahere ward councillor Wally Hayes.

The current committee’s term is up and an election of new members to serve a three-year term and shape Tamahere’s future will be held at a public meeting on Monday, November 18.

The committee considers the impact of a wide variety of issues on Tamahere from proposed roads and property developments to plans designed to enhance the services and facilities available to residents. It provides feedback to the district council as well as other bodies, including the NZ Transport Agency.

The outgoing committee 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, and Charles Fletcher.

The committee meets monthly, on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Tamahere Community Centre. Its next meeting – a chance to see it in action – is on Monday, November 4.

For more information on the committee click here to read detail of its operation and decisions, as well as to get the contact details of the current members.

Contact any of the members to learn more about what is involved in serving on the committee. All eligible voting residents of the Tamahere ward are eligible to serve on the committee.

At the public meeting on Monday, November 18, at 7.30pm, in the Tamahere Community Centre, nominations for the committee will be taken from the floor. It will be chaired by Waikato District Council chief executive Gavin Ion.

New lane name

At its October meeting, the committee welcomed a new street name in Tamahere. Vintner Lane is now the name for a length of road, which was formerly the end of Birchwood Lane but became a separate road when the extension of Birchwood Lane took it in a new direction.

Flight time extended

Councillor Wally Hayes advised the committee that the Hamilton Airport Liaison Committee had notified a half-hour extension to the time to which circuit training flights can be made each evening. The extension from 10pm to 10.30pm was made because of the switch to daylight saving.

For more information on the airport noise management plan click here.

Community representatives on the airport liaison committee are Cr Hayes, ph 0272 800 131; Brett Whitely, Ph 856 2288; Mark Eman, Ph 856 7794; and Waipa district councillor Bruce Thomas, Ph 0274 728 671.

Committee minutes

To read the Tamahere Community Committee’s full minutes click here.

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