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Locals turn out for market

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

The first Tamahere Market of the year is on this Saturday, kicking off the New Year with offerings including fresh, local sweetcorn, tote bags and skin products.

“It is great when we have locals participating at the market by bringing along their fresh produce and unique products,” said market organiser Jane Manson.

The January market promised to be laid back, especially in comparison with the rush of the pre-Christmas markets, she said.

Icepak subdivision declined

Jan 12th, 2018 | By

A bid to subdivide the former Icepak Coolstores site into a precedent setting number of residential blocks has been declined.

In a decision released yesterday, Waikato District Council Hearing Commissioner David Hill said the application to subdivide the 2.1ha block into six lots, all less than the 5,000 square metres provided in the district plan, could not be justified.

The application, which came almost 10 years after the Devine Rd site was razed by an explosion and fire that killed a fireman, was made by former Icepak managing director Wayne Grattan.

Chance for comment closing

Jan 12th, 2018 | By

The chance to give feedback on the Waikato’s draft district plan ends this month.

Workshops were held around the Waikato district late last year, including in Tamahere, as part of the Waikato District Council’s consultation on the draft plan.

The open days in November and December were well attended with more than 520 people turning out to discuss the draft plan options and give feedback on a wide range of matters.

Young team help extend boardwalk

Dec 19th, 2017 | By

Work is underway on a major, 100m extension of the Tamahere Reserve’s network of boardwalks.

Funded by a $13,000 grant from the Waikato District Community Wellbeing Trust, the hard work of lugging tonnes of timber on site is being done by local youngsters.

The group, pictured, are transporting the timber by hand and on wheelbarrows in the challenging terrain for the boardwalk.

Park open for picnics, walks

Dec 19th, 2017 | By

The stunning Sculpture Park and arboretum at Waitakaruru – a stone’s throw from Tamahere – is offering free entry on Boxing Day, December 26.

Visitors wanting to enjoy a peaceful, natural environment after the hubbub of Christmas are invited to take a picnic and enjoy the picturesque 17ha with family and friends.

A world away from the hectic, post-Christmas store sales, the park’s paths wind around a magnificent garden and arboretum with rocky outcrops, ponds, flowing water and broad vistas.

Club debates golf course future

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

Riverside Golf Club members are to discuss a proposal to sell one of the club’s two courses to make way for the Southern Links roading project.

The Tamahere club has two golf courses – Narrows and Lochiel. The plan is for the Narrows course to be sold and to redevelop the 18-hole Lochiel course and clubhouse facilities.

Club president Craig Meinsmith​ said the club has been in discussions with the New Zealand Transport Agency for some time over the future of the Narrows course, which has a highway designation running through it.

Market is last before Christmas

Dec 12th, 2017 | By

The last pre-Christmas Tamahere Market this Saturday is going all out to provide the extras for stockings and presents that are New Zealand-made.

Stallholders have stocked up and are ready to go with – among many other offerings – art, crafts, sculpture, beautiful scents, polished rocks and stylish clothing.

From 8.30am to 1pm there will also be the chance to nab award-winning cheeses along with salamis, avocados and fresh veges, plus free range eggs for the Pav.

Registration open for pool users

Dec 10th, 2017 | By

Tamahere School’s new pools will be available over summer to community users who register and pay for passes to the facility.

The school has to adhere to a strict safety regime to enable members of the public to use the pool and will trial a system of two passes from January 3 to April 15.

Camille Stranks will be at the Tamahere Community Centre, Monday to Wednesday, December 11 to 13, 8-9am, to sign up pass holders.

Hole scores golf course

Dec 6th, 2017 | By

The Narrows golf course has scored a giant hole in one … on one of it’s fairways.

Normally, it’s golfers who go for the rarity but thanks to a late November deluge it was the course itself that sunk the big time.

The giant crater (pictured) appeared at the Narrows Course’s 11th fairway on Wednesday, November 29 after a huge amount of rain, Riverside’s administration manager Kat Grinter told Tamahere Forum.

Community carols on Saturday

Dec 5th, 2017 | By

A community carol sing-along will be held at St Stephen’s Tamahere church from 6.30pm this Saturday.

The Cambridge Brass Band and other local performers, including ukelele players, will lead the event.

It’s a family friendly occasion, the Lions will be operating a barbecue and free parking will be available opposite the church grounds.