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Tamahere Reserve up and running

May 10th, 2018

Saturday, May 5 was the first day sports were played at the Tamahere Recreation Reserve with Tamahere School playing a footy game, followed by Waikato Lacrosse running their winter league in the afternoon.

Twenty-four teams from around the Waikato took part in the league, with around 380 players and their many supporters enjoying the new venue, Waikato Lacrosse president Ro Edge said.

“And there would have been between 500-600 people at the reserve during the course of the day.”

Tamahere Reserve

October 12th, 2015

The 4.6 hectare Tamahere Reserve, 34 Tauwhare Rd, is a popular spot for locals and visitors to enjoy native bush and wildlife. It is also Tamahere’s top environmental restoration initiative. The reserve represents a rare remnant of Waikato, lowland, kahikatea swamp forest with multiple stands of trees ranging from 50- to 400-years-old. Amid exotic trees

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Nature reserve gets kid-friendly billing

July 10th, 2018

The Tamahere Reserve has featured in a magazine promoting outdoor adventures for kids.

Outdoor Kid is a free bi-monthly magazine and website designed to spread the word about kid-friendly walks throughout New Zealand.

The Tamahere Reserve figures in the June/July magazine and on the website among the top five kid-friendly adventures less than an hour from Hamilton.

New reserve boardwalk opens

April 27th, 2018

A new, 100m stretch of boardwalk has been completed and was officially opened in the Tamahere Reserve today.

Waikato District councillor Jacqui Church, who is also chair of the community trust that provided funds for the boardwalk, cut the ribbon to declare it open.

The new boardwalk section, which brings the entire length of long term board walk in the reserve to around 300m, allows close access to the picturesque Mangaone Stream.

Camex fined for Tamahere pollution

April 18th, 2018

A Cambridge company has been convicted and fined $19,125 for sediment discharges into a Tamahere stream.

The Waikato Regional Council prosecuted Cambridge Excavators Limited (Camex) under the Resource Management Act.

It involved two separate incidents that occurred in November 2016 when a large sediment retention pond used during development of the Tamahere Recreation Reserve was being decommissioned.

Fined Regal vacates reserve

October 23rd, 2017

Regal Haulage will this week permanently vacate the Tamahere Reserve, closing the truck wash which earned it $1500 in fines from the Waikato Regional Council earlier this year.

The regional council closed down the rubbish-strewn Tauwhare Rd site temporarily in February after local resident Owen Trolove raised concerns it was polluting the Mangaone Stream.

In March, after an investigation the company was found to have breached both its consent and an already issued abatement notice – two infringments each earning a fine of $750.

BNZ bank staff boost reserves

August 23rd, 2017

The restoration of Tamahere nature reserves got a boost today when some Hamilton bank staff swapped their offices for the outdoors.

Six staff from the BNZ Hamilton branch downed office tools and picked up gardening tools to join Tamahere conservationist Leo Koppens in two local reserves – the Tamahere Reserve on Tauwhare Rd, and the Allan Turner Reserve, on Woodcock Rd.

Their big day out was part of Closed for Good, the BNZ’s annual day of volunteering.

Climate change action in Tamahere

August 8th, 2017

Waikato law student Sarah Thomson, who courageously sued the New Zealand government over its climate change targets, will report on the case in Tamahere.

Thomson, along with long time climate action campaigner Jeanette Fitzsimons, will tackle the world’s hottest topic this Sunday, 2pm, in the St Stephen’s Tamahere hall.

Thomson’s case against the New Zealand government, the first of its kind in New Zealand, was heard in June in the Wellington High Court. The judge’s decision has been reserved.

Tamahere Lions turn two

May 7th, 2017

The Tamahere Lions Club will look back on two busy years when it celebrates its second birthday next month.

The list of events and activities the club has helped locally and further afield includes the Tamahere Reserve, Allan Turner Memorial Walkway, Tamahere School pumpkin night, Tamahere Market, Matangi School and Dynamo cycle events.

And the club has distributed more than $3000 to a number of community groups.

Flood transforms reserve

April 5th, 2017

Local signs of the deluge that caused chaos around the country can be seen in a Tamahere Reserve transformed by the swollen Mangaone Stream.

The main boardwalk was completely lost to sight with only the wooden railing around the lookout platform peeking above the water (pictured).

The flood lapped the toolshed and left only the path hugging the hill clear but soggy under foot for intrepid walkers.