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Market provides bright spot

May 13th, 2018 | By

Saturday’s Tamahere Market promises plenty to brighten and warm the day.

Winter’s fruity bright spots, mandarins, will be on sale along with other taste delights including honey, gourmet salami and wonderful stroopwafels.

Now that the temperatures are dropping knitted beanies and scarves come into their own and become a must-have.



Your hard drive is spinning rust

May 12th, 2018 | By

As I write this on my 10″ laptop, my desktop computer is currently packing a sad.

The hard drive suddenly failed to write a few things to disk, and as it rebooted I saw the all-too-familiar screed of errors indicating imminent failure or data loss.

I immediately stopped and took time to backup my existing data to an external drive before more damage occurred, but it was too late for some of it.



Meeting scheduled on intersection

May 10th, 2018 | By

Proposed changes to the Newell Rd-Cambridge Rd intersection are to be discussed at a public meeting in the Tamahere Community Centre.

The changes under consideration could restrict the way drivers enter and exit the intersection.

The NZ Transport Agency and the Waikato District Council propose making some changes as part of the work for the Waikato Expressway, which is to be finished by 2020.



Tamahere Reserve up and running

May 10th, 2018 | By
Waikato Lacrosse

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.”



Oh rubbish!

May 5th, 2018 | By

We pay good money for every single item we later consign to the rubbish or recycling bin, often fast and with very little thought.

Sometimes we will have used a product for as little as a few minutes, for example, the ubiquitous and problematic plastic shopping bag, which can have a life as short as 12 minutes – from supermarket check-out to our home.

Each of us in the Waikato district generate 750kg of waste every year and it has been growing year on year, according to a recent report assessing the district’s waste.



New reserve boardwalk opens

Apr 27th, 2018 | By

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.



Feedback wanted on rubbish, recycling

Apr 24th, 2018 | By

The Waikato District Council is seeking feedback on its draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP).

The plan intends to focus on the avoidance, reduction and minimisation of waste, and to make use of opportunities created from resource recovery.

Targets include increasing the diversion of per capita kerbside material by 10 per cent and reducing per capita kerbside rubbish to landfill by 5 per cent.



New retirement village for Tamahere

Apr 19th, 2018 | By

Tamahere is in line for its second retirement village with the Sanderson Group on the point of buying a 10ha block bounded by Airport Rd and Tamahere Drive.

The Tauranga headquartered company proposes to build 130 freestanding houses along with assisted living apartments, rest home, hospital and dementia care facility for around 290 people starting early next year.

Brendon Russo, Sanderson’s assistant general manager, said the company, which this month briefed the Tamahere Community Committee on its plans, was currently applying for resource consents and doing other due diligence before finalising the land purchase.



Camex fined for Tamahere pollution

Apr 18th, 2018 | By

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.



ANZAC services near and far

Apr 17th, 2018 | By

ANZAC services will be held in eight townships across the Waikato district on Wednesday, April 25 as well as in nearby Cambridge and Hamilton.

In Cambridge, the Dawn Service will be held outside the Cambridge Town Hall, at 6am, and the Civic Commemorative Services will be held inside the Town Hall at 9am, followed by placing of wreaths at the cenotaph.

Hamilton’s ANZAC services take place at the Cenotaph in Memorial Park on Memorial Drive, the dawn service at 6am, the civic ceremony at 10am.