Call for local ideas


Tamahere and Matangi residents are again being consulted about their priorities for their areas this month.

The consultation results will inform the Waikato District Council’s area blueprints – initiatives, projects, and work that are set to deliver livable, thriving and connected communities.

Tamahere’s consultation meeting will be held in the Devine Rd Tamahere Community Centre, 7-8pm, Tuesday, June 23.

Matangi’s consultation will be held the following Tuesday, June 30, 7-8pm, in the Matangi Hall.

Tamahere people are being asked for their priorities for the area’s development

The priorities that emerged for Tamahere from earlier consultations were:

  • Building a strong identity for the town.
  • Supporting Mangaone Stream revegetation efforts and the construction of a walking and cycleway along this stream.
  • Advocating with NZTA to provide a pedestrian and cycle bridge across SH21.
  • Supporting the community with the extension of shared paths (walking / cycling) through natural areas.

The priorities identified for Matangi were:

  • Building a strong identity for the town.
  • Providing traffic calming and improved parking opportunities along the central section of Tauwhare Road.
  • Constructing a footpath along Matangi Road up to Fuchsia Lane and creating further connections to accommodate walking from the village centre to Hillcrest.

The aim of the latest consultation is to identify which work the council should be leading, what initiatives the community would be better leading and which ones should be joint efforts.

For more details on the blueprints click here for Tamahere and here for Matangi.

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