Village shops get concrete progress


Concrete is set to be poured for the floors of the first two buildings of the Tamahere Village commercial hub this week.

An artist’s impression of the Tamahere Village commercial area

Tony McLauchlan of contractor Foster Develop expects this first stage of the village, including the adjoining Piazza and Recreation Reserve, to be finished by this November.

The entire commercial hub comprises four blocks.

One block will be tenanted by Tamahere Fine Foods, with the second block tenanted by a medical centre, pharmacy, hair and beauty salon and sushi shop.

There is still 535 sq m available in this block on the first floor, which will overlook the piazza.

Tenants are still being sought for the other two blocks in the village.

One block is intended to be focused around hospitality and food, with ideal tenants including a café and pub/restaurant.

The remaining block is flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of uses that would service the needs of the local community.

Meanwhile Waikato District Council’s Acting General Manager Service Delivery Jacki Remihana confirmed that the contract for the development of the recreation reserve and piazza had been awarded to Foster Construction.

The work includes construction of the playground, shared paths, landscaping, piazza development, cricket pitch, skate park, basketball half-court, wastewater and water systems for future toilet facilities, and provision for car parks and associated bus shelter and furniture.

The sports fields are still about six weeks away from being able to be used as the grass needs a bit more time to establish itself.

But Waikato Lacrosse has booked space for use in May for its secondary schools league.

“After a long period of design work, planning and engagement, this year the community will notice a lot of visible work going on.

“We’re really looking forward to the completion of this project that will meet the recreation needs of the local community and become a quality destination in our district,” said Remihana.

Those interested in inquiring about a tenancy option at the Tamahere Village should contact Tony McLauchlan by e-mail at, or phone 021 278 5208.

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3 thoughts on “Village shops get concrete progress

  • April 11, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Well done, Tamahere.

  • April 11, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Good News! When will the first building be finished? And, down the road, will there be a grocery? Or at least a dairy? I would love to bike over to pick up a few things instead of having to drive into New World, etc. Oh, and an ATM would be good to have too. And a pub, and a . . . where to post more ideas about shops we would like to go to? Has there been a survey? Even online? Can Tamahere Forum organize one? Thanks for covering what’s up in our neighborhood!

    • April 11, 2018 at 11:04 am

      It is good news at last, Lloyd. The shops are arriving after years of consultation and input from the community, most of it covered, hopefully, here on Tamahere Forum. Who and what the tenants are is down to who the developer can attract and business decisions by those interested. Hopefully, though, they will be shops that win good patronage by locals. An ATM would be great, and so would a fast electric vehicle charger!


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