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Market heralds festive season

Nov 13th, 2017 | By

The Tamahere Market this Saturday heralds a busy season of markets and events as the count down to Christmas begins.

Among the usual wide and varied offering from stallholders this month will be orchid plants, magnesium products, vegetarian Indian food, quail eggs and hummus.

As always the market is a great place to get New Zealand-made gifts and there will be several more opportunities to do so as well as get in the Christmas spirit in coming weeks.



District ‘rule book’ up for re-write

Nov 10th, 2017 | By

Consultation is underway on the draft Waikato District Plan – the ‘rule book’ that manages the way land is used, developed and subdivided in the Waikato district.

It’s an important time for residents to give feedback because the plan governs how we live, work and play across the district but there can be different rules depending on where we live and what we want for our area.

The plan roadshow will be in Tamahere, 2pm to 7pm on Wednesday, December 6 in the Tamahere Community Centre.



Cookbook maker named ‘local hero’

Nov 9th, 2017 | By

Tamahere’s Angie Millar, the architect of the successful fundraising Divine Eats cookbook has been awarded a ‘local hero’ award in the annual Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards.

Millar was one of 12 Waikato people to receive a local hero award tonight at the first of 16 regional ceremonies to be held across New Zealand recognising the achievements of 350 Kiwis.

Millar was inspired to put forward the idea of a cookbook to help raise funds for a new swimming pool for Tamahere School in 2015 after seeing a 1992 cookbook, which was also a school fundraiser.



Mums bring out the best

Nov 9th, 2017 | By

Exactly one month out from Christmas Day, Tamahere will be host to a self-proclaimed “Best Christmas Market”.

There will be only way to test the claim – get along to the Tamahere Community Centre on Saturday, November 25 between 10am and 2pm.

Around 40 stallholders will be vying to solve Christmas gift ideas, mostly mums with small businesses who will be showcasing and selling their artisan goods.



Local wins business award

Nov 8th, 2017 | By

A hi-tech rural services company co-founded by Tamahere man Russell Gibbs has taken out the innovation award in the annual Westpac Waikato Business Awards.

Tag IT Technologies’ HALO wi-fi system allows farmers to monitor and control their farm effluent systems remotely.

HALO can also be used to monitor water meters, tank levels, milking systems and milk vats.



Art gallery’s decade on show

Oct 30th, 2017 | By

Tamahere’s Inspirit Gallery will celebrate 10 years of showcasing great New Zealand art and design in the Waikato during November.

In a special 10th Anniversary Exhibition from November 12, 10 artists who’ve each made a significant contribution to Inspirit will reflect on its development as a destination gallery over the last decade.

Ten years ago, photographer Jenny Scown, the owner and director of Inspirit Gallery, had a bold dream to build a spacious contemporary art gallery in her Tamahere backyard.



Welcome sign for Halloween

Oct 30th, 2017 | By

Halloween trick or treaters will be out and about in Tamahere again this Halloween, Tuesday, October 31.

If you are happy to take part in Halloween you can show it with this pumpkin sign.

Not everyone wants to take part in the occasion so a few years ago Newell Rd resident Angie Millar hit on the idea of those happy to take part displaying the sign pictured.



Lions back diabetes, paras

Oct 29th, 2017 | By

Tamahere Lions’ fundraising gets into high gear during November with events supporting diabetes awareness and paralympians.

During the month, Lions worldwide are joining together to combat diabetes and the Tamahere group will do that with knowledgeable speaker, Justina Wu, a clinical Director for the Diabetes Services in Hamilton.

Wu’s address on the education, management and research of diabetes will take place at Inspirit Gallery, 380 Pencarrow Rd on Thursday, November 16 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.



Waikato property values rise fast

Oct 27th, 2017 | By

The Waikato district is one of the New Zealand’s fastest growing areas, new property valuations show.

The total rateable value of the Waikato district’s 31,271 properties is now $27.69 billion with the land value of those properties now valued at $17.12 billion.

Waikato District Council reported last week that district property values had risen by an average of 33.7% overall in the past three years.



Fined Regal vacates reserve

Oct 23rd, 2017 | By

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.