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SH1 goes middle of the road

May 17th, 2017 | By

State Highway 1 through Tamahere central is festooned with orange cones as tarsealing of the former median strip is carried out between the Airport Rd turn off and Bollard Rd.

This will allow traffic to be shifted from the road proper while trees are felled, phone and electricity cables are relocated, and the connection to the expressway constructed.

Some of the many cones will be replaced with permanent ‘SafeHits’.

Inorganic collection on its way

May 16th, 2017 | By

The annual inorganic refuse collection is on in Tamahere from May 22 to 27.

It will again be a case of putting refuse and recyling at the kerb the day before the week of the collection – Sunday, May 21.

Only properties that have refuse and recycling picked up weekly are entitled to the kerbside inorganic collection.

Plant it on Arbor Day

May 15th, 2017 | By

New Zealanders are being challenged to plant a native tree on Arbor Day (June 5) to set a record for the most trees ever planted on one day in New Zealand.

The challenge comes from Trees That Count, an ambitious new programme which aims to increase native tree planting in New Zealand – to help restore and enhance the environment, encourage biodiversity in cities, clean air and waterways and make a tangible difference to climate change.

Tamahere locals also have the option of supporting the Tamahere Reserve, the area’s premier native tree restoration project.

Market for NZ-made goodies

May 14th, 2017 | By

Tamahere Market, where we get NZ made, produced, created or home grown goodies is on this Saturday, May 20.

The weather forecast is for sunny but brisk autumn weather so the advice is to wrap up warmly to go looking for more warmth among the fine woollies, recycled fashion, pies, pastries and coffee cups.

The market is renowned for its wide range of produce, craft, art, plants and awesomely creative stall holders.

Support for Tamahere ANZAC Day

May 8th, 2017 | By

A proposal to commemorate Anzac Day locally, in Tamahere, in years to come is gaining support.

The Tamahere Lions Club and Tamahere councillor Aksel Bech are two who have backed the idea after it was raised here last week.

The proponents of the idea, St Stephen’s Tamahere Vicar Ellen Bernstein and Waikato Green Party candidate and Tamahere resident Philippa Stevenson, are delighted.

Tamahere Lions turn two

May 7th, 2017 | By

The Tamahere Lions Club will look back on two busy years when it celebrates its second birthday next month.

The list of events and activities the club has helped locally and further afield includes the Tamahere Reserve, Allan Turner Memorial Walkway, Tamahere School pumpkin night, Tamahere Market, Matangi School and Dynamo cycle events.

And the club has distributed more than $3000 to a number of community groups.

Staying off the beaten track

May 3rd, 2017 | By

A Matangi couple have launched a website to take holidaymakers off the beaten track and into rural accommodation.

The premise is simple. There’s a wealth of beautiful spots on private land in New Zealand, and land owners could share this with holidaymakers for a fee.

“Not everyone wants to holiday with a thousand other people at one of the hot spots,” said founder Michele Connell.

ANZAC Day in Tamahere?

Apr 28th, 2017 | By

Is it time for the Tamahere community to commemorate ANZAC Day in Tamahere?

Tamahere men who fought and died in World War I number 27, as recorded on the roll of honour displayed in the Tamahere Community Centre (pictured). Twenty-one served in World War II.

The question of whether Tamahere could hold a dedicated ANZAC commemoration service arose in a chance conversation on this year’s ANZAC Day between two locals who are now seeking more views.

Divine Eats sets records

Apr 27th, 2017 | By

I was given Divine Eats for Christmas and ever since I’ve been enjoying a culinary treat that’s become world famous in the Waikato.

Divine Eats, a fundraising cookbook for Tamahere School, was compiled to help pay for a new swimming pool and it’s more than delivering on this, writes Denise Irvine, an award winning food writer.

Divine Eats takes fundraising recipe collections to a new level, with Cuisine magazine naming it among its top six cookbooks for 2016.

Bridge pile driving restarts

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

Waikato Expressway pile driving will restart from Thursday for the bridge to span State Highway 1 at Cherry Lane.

Six piles will be driven 35 to 40 metres into the ground at the western abutment to complete piling at the East/West Link Bridge.

This will take about three weeks to complete bringing increased noise and vibration for nearby residents. (See piling video)