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Drop in for plan’s impact

Aug 28th, 2018 | By

A community drop-in session to provide information on impacts locally from the Waikato District Council’s Proposed District Plan is to be held in Tamahere on September 3 and 4.

All local landowners will have received a letter about the plan that either detailed the proposed changes to their property or prompted them to view the plan to see if they would like to make a submission.

The drop-in sessions are designed for those who have questions about the proposed changes or who plan to make a submission on the proposed plan.



Forum editor volunteers abroad

Aug 28th, 2018 | By

Tamahere Forum editor Philippa Stevenson heads to the Solomon Islands early next month to put her journalism skills to use as a Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) volunteer.

Stevenson, who founded and has run Tamahere Forum for 10 years, will spend six months in the Solomons’ capital Honiara as a newsroom and editorial adviser for a small, independent newspaper publisher.

The former NZ Herald and Waikato Times journalist said she was thrilled to have the opportunity to volunteer with VSA.



Dump on dumpers

Aug 26th, 2018 | By

Last year fly tippers prompted 746 calls to the Waikato District Council – more than two every day.

The illegal dumping of rubbish is such a big and costly problem in the district the council has moved to make it easier for people to report on it.

The council has added a Facebook Group to the methods people can use to dump on dodgy dumpers.



Win10 – repair guy’s dream

Aug 20th, 2018 | By

By now you’ve probably had some experience with or know someone who has had some experience with Windows 10.

Microsoft skipped 9, heading straight from Windows 8 to 10, which makes me think, how does Bill Gates tell time? Does he ever get up at 9am or is that just not an option?

It’s probably good that they skipped the 9, mind you, because that might’ve meant they would’ve had to put more time into developing their ideas, instead of giving me something that I have to fix.



Swing bridge closed

Aug 12th, 2018 | By

The Allan Turner Memorial Bridge has been temporarily closed after allegedly being tampered with.

The swing bridge, a popular walkway between Woodcock Rd, Tamahere and Fuchsia Lane, Matangi, was closed today after a contractor reported it appeared someone had tampered with some of the bridge’s bolts.



A market for peanuts

Aug 12th, 2018 | By

If peanut butter is a must this Saturday’s Tamahere Market will be the place to get a fix.

Each month the market held in St Stephen’s Tamahere church grounds has a huge range of clever craft and mouthwatering produce.



Hamilton library access to end

Aug 6th, 2018 | By

Tamahere and Matangi book lovers who use the Hamilton city libraries will have to pay to continue to do so in 12 months’ time.

An overwhelming majority of district residents wanted continued access to nearby town libraries under a long-running Waikato district council-funded scheme but access to the Hamilton libraries alone is to be axed.

Access to libraries in the Waipa, Matamata-Piako and Hauraki district will remain free for neighbouring Waikato residents.



Waste busters wanted

Aug 6th, 2018 | By

Got a clever idea to reduce or eliminate rubbish, recycling or waste?

There is no such place as “away”. As in throwing trash away.

But there are many ways to meet zero waste and there are plans for the Tamahere community to become a leader in the field.



New vicar installed

Aug 4th, 2018 | By

St Stephen’s new vicar Rev Sue Burns has been officially installed at the Tamahere Drive church.

Rev Burns, appointed in May, is well known in the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki as its Ministry Educator from 1999 to 2008.

Since 2008 she served the national church as Dean of Anglican Studies at St Johns Theological College, Auckland, teaching pastoral studies, approaches to conflict and worship ideas.



Farewell to Lochiel

Aug 3rd, 2018 | By

Riverside Golf Club is preparing to farewell play on its Lochiel course for at least two years after striking a deal with NZTA for its Narrows Course as part of the Southern Links roading project.

The club, whose 800 plus members will play on the Narrows while Lochiel is redeveloped, has negotiated a multi-million dollar deal with NZTA for the Narrows, which has a highway designation running through it.

The settlement is understood to be enough to totally redevelop Lochiel.