Tamihana tour inspires

Tamahere’s most notable historic figure, Wiremu Tamihana, left big shoes to fill as around 50 locals learnt today on a unique tour of Waikato sites significant in his life.

In what could be precedent setting tourism, the hopes, words and deeds of the remarkable 19th century rangatira were revealed as still relevant today.

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ANZAC day in iso

It was pocket-size ANZAC dawn services in Tamahere today, and around New Zealand.

In Koppens Rd members of four bubbles gathered around a letterbox-turned-memorial to join, from afar, the national service broadcast from the Pukeahu National War Memorial in Wellington.

In Rosebanks Dr, where wreaths adorned letterboxes, a trumpeter played the Last Post.

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Fear, uncertainty? We’re up for it

“‘Focus on the things you can control’: how to cope with radical uncertainty” – that was definitely a headline I was going to click four days into this crazy new world of Lockdown NZ.

I was rewarded with a bit of practical psychology that reinforced the conclusion I had already come to about how to cope with the “new” normal. Keep busy. Keep busy no matter what.

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Tamahere rises to crisis

It’s a time to reach out to fellow New Zealanders in whatever way we can and Tamahere people are doing that.

Inspirational, cheery and joke signs have sprung up around the area and Teddy bears are popping out of mailboxes and sitting in windows as locals look to lift our spirits while we all endure pandemic lockdown.

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