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Road speeds lowered

Apr 4th, 2019 | By

Drivers should be prepared to lower their speed on many Tamahere and Matangi roads from this month as well as elsewhere around the Waikato.

Lower speed numbers will be going up on many speed limit signs around the district progressively over this month. Check the list for your road.

The new speed limits will come into force once the signage change is completed, estimated to be by late in the month.



Reserve closed

Mar 29th, 2019 | By

The Tamahere Reserve has been closed temporarily.

A number of the pine trees in the Tauwhare Rd reserve have been found to be posing a risk to reserve users.

The Waikato District Council has organised arborists to work on the dangerous trees as soon as possible.



Retirement village confirmed

Mar 12th, 2019 | By

Sanderson Group, which plans a new retirement village in Tamahere, is set to take possession of the 10ha site from April 1.

Signs announcing the arrival of its Tamahere Country Club are already up on the block bounded by Airport Rd and Tamahere Drive.

Construction will start with water treatment and sewerage plants, a traffic bund along Airport Rd or SH21 and the first show homes.



Call for Tamahere priorities

Mar 8th, 2019 | By

The next phase of consultation between Tamahere and the Waikato District Council has begun on locals’ priorities for their area.

Tamahere people have until April 8 to express their views online and at a community meeting later this month.

The council is now calling for Tamahere’s top three priorities on issues such as a footbridge across Airport Rd, a zero waste initiative at the new shopping centre, and the re-zoning of some land from rural to village.



Library access decision disappoints

Oct 18th, 2018 | By

Hamilton City Council’s rejection of a proposal which would have resumed library access for Waikato District Council residents is disappointing, says Waikato District Council ward councillor and deputy mayor Dynes Fulton.

At a closed session last Thursday, HCC turned down a $250,000 offer from WDC to re-establish library service and said it would initiate wider cross-boundary discussion with WDC.



No playground blow-out, says council

Oct 16th, 2018 | By
Tamahere playground

The Tamahere Recreation Reserve and Piazza project has not had a cost blow-out, says the Waikato District Council.

The council has been moved to counter a media report that the budget for Tamahere Park has blown its budget with a $1.6m cost that was around four times the original plan.

But the reported figures – dubbed “Monopoly money” by one councillor – are supplier quotes and cost estimates, not actual costs, the council said in a statement.



Speed limits on Tamahere roads in the spotlight

Oct 15th, 2018 | By
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Locals are being urged to have their say on the speeds traffic can travel on the area’s roads, which have been found to be high-risk or that have been affected by rapid residential growth.

Feedback can be given by making submissions on a Waikato District Council by-law.



Flowers for free from Women’s Institute

Sep 30th, 2018 | By
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Be on the lookout for free bunches of flowers to take home next week – posies are being left at public places throughout the country by members of Women’s Institute. The Lonely Bouquet Initiative is spreading the word that the WI is alive and kicking and looking to recruit new members, says Sarajane Crookes, president

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Have your say at Council workshop

Sep 28th, 2018 | By
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Waikato District Council is visiting more towns in the district to hear further from its community. The first round of workshops in the north of the Waikato district had nearly 200 in attendance, Waikato District Council general manager community growth Clive Morgan said. “It was fantastic to see so many from our communities come to

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Linesmen battle it out

Sep 28th, 2018 | By

A Tamahere local is one of three WEL Networks’ linesmen ready to battle it out against the best in the industry at a national competiton in Christchurch. The Connexis Annual Connection Competition is a highlight on the energy industry calendar and features three days of intense competition with cable jointer and line mechanic teams from

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