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Grant takes boardwalk further

Sep 19th, 2017 | By

Boardwalks in the Tamahere Reserve are set to be extended thanks to a grant from a Waikato community trust.

News of the $13,000 grant from the Waikato District Community Wellbeing Trust has given a welcome boost to the group restoring the Tauwhare Rd reserve.

“We’re delighted to have received the funding which will mean we can build 100m of boardwalk,” said Tamahere Mangaone Restoration Trust spokesman Leo Koppens.



Candidates on screen

Sep 18th, 2017 | By

Where do the Waikato’s four election candidates stand on health and the people of the region, and how knowledgeable are they of the electorate’s history?

NZ Herald Local Focus canvassed the candidates’ views on that and more when it interviewed them recently.

The video interviews of the candidates, including Tamahere locals Philippa Stevenson (Green Party) and Tim van de Molen (National Party), are now online.



Centre calls community

Sep 17th, 2017 | By

Tamahere Community Centre Committee will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, October 19, 7.30pm at the Devine Rd centre.

The centre is a community building on community land and governed by a committee of local volunteers whose aim is to ensure the centre gets maximum community use.

“We are in need of new members due to current members retiring and this is a great opportunity to become involved in your local community,” said committee secretary Paula Dunton.



Meet the candidates

Sep 12th, 2017 | By

Four candidates are standing for election in the Waikato electorate that encompasses Tamahere and Matangi, two of them locals.

Journalist Philippa Stevenson, editor of Tamahere Forum, is standing for the Green Party and former farmer and rural banker Tim van de Molen is the National Party candidate.

They are joined by Morrinsville farmer Stu Husband for NZ First and South Auckland lawyer Brooke Loader for Labour.



Meet the policy

Sep 12th, 2017 | By

Advanced voting has opened in the general election but for those still agonising over the decision on who to vote for help is at hand.

A number of organisations have stepped up to produce useful tools to help people navigate the welter of policies offered by political parties.

We’ve gathered the best of them here to help Tamahere and Matangi locals make an informed choice.



Avos smash market

Sep 11th, 2017 | By

Avocados are making a welcome return to the Tamahere Market this Saturday, September 16.

But take note keen avocado on toast smashers and guacamole makers: stock up while you can.

“The avo season has been difficult due to low pollination so we are please to have them available,” said market organiser Jane Manson.



On whimsy and fishing

Sep 6th, 2017 | By

Tamahere’s Inspirit Gallery will be host to a whimsical, fishing-themed exhibition from Sunday, September 24.

In her second solo exhibition at the Pencarrow Rd gallery, popular artist Santie Cronje reflects on the art of relaxing in the great outdoors.

“Freshwater fishing has been a quiet pastime I’ve enjoyed since first arriving in New Zealand, not as a fisher but as a watcher as others cast their lines,” she said.



Oram on sustainable Waikato

Sep 5th, 2017 | By

Business commentator Rod Oram will canvas ideas for a smart and sustainable future for the Waikato when he speaks in Tamahere this Sunday.

“Ecosystems are suffering, societies are shattering, politics are polarising and economies are failing to deliver what we need,” Oram wrote recently.

“Conventional ways create the problems. We need different ways to enable us to achieve deep ecological, social, economic and cultural sustainability.



A fair bumper crop of books

Sep 1st, 2017 | By

The 21st annual Red Cross book fair promises to be bigger and better when it starts next Friday.

There will be more than 60,000 books at the venue, the Te Rapa Racecourse, off Garnett Ave, Hamilton, from Sept 8 to 10.

They will range over fiction, romance, war, history, drama and non-fiction and will also include a large range of children’s books.



Fast internet a click closer

Aug 30th, 2017 | By
Fibre-optic cable

Tamahere and Matangi are finally to be included in the government provision of ultrafast broadband but coverage details and timing are yet to be confirmed.

The Waikato District Council today welcomed the Government’s announcement that another six of the district’s towns would get fast internet, along with mobile coverage for three more locations through the Rural Broadband initiative.

Tamahere Councillor Aksel Bech said there were two reasons to be delighted at the “good news”.