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Act now to retain library access

Sep 13th, 2018 | By

It’s not too late to claim the last year of access to Hamilton City Libraries. Tamahere Forum’s sister site Number 8 Network says one Gordonton resident was ‘furious’ to be told she couldn’t check any books out of Chartwell Library yesterday. Gail Riddell is one of 3530 Waikato District Council residents who uses Hamilton city

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Old footy boots wanted

Sep 12th, 2018 | By

Hillcrest High School boys and girls Premier Futsal teams are heading to Vanuatu next Thursday (27 September) – and they’re after old football or futsal boots. They are hoping people might like to donate the boots – both children and adults sizes – as the team is visiting a local school while on tour. Also

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First store by Christmas

Sep 10th, 2018 | By

Tamahere Fine Foods, the first store in Tamahere’s new shopping centre, is expected to open before Christmas.

Owners Satish and Jassie Parmar say the opening date is dependent on obtaining the building consent.

In the meantime, the couple, who have a decade of grocery experience, are putting the finishing touches to two years of planning for the store.



Bliss at the market

Sep 9th, 2018 | By

Bliss Bakery and Pete’s Nutbutter sound like a perfect combo for food lovers at this Saturday’s Tamahere Market.

Bliss Bakery is a new artisan, gluten-free bakery appearing at Tamahere’s popular monthly market this Saturday, September 15.

Pete’s NutButter (peanut butter) is back by popular demand after make an appearance in August.



Applications open for grants

Sep 7th, 2018 | By

Funding applications are now open for two of the Waikato District Council’s grant funds.

The two funds, which support a range of heritage and community projects, are the council’s Heritage Project Fund and its Discretionary Grants Fund.

The grants enable community groups to meet local needs and aspirations, said the council’s Chief Operating Officer Tony Whittaker.



Centre involvement calls

Sep 6th, 2018 | By

The Tamahere Community Centre annual meeting (AGM) is coming up in late October.

Now is the time to consider getting involved in the community and lending a hand with this valuable community facility.

New committee members are welcome to join the committee where there are a number of roles available, including committee secretary.



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.



Grumpy readers claim cards

Aug 24th, 2018 | By

Disgruntled Tamahere and Matangi readers are going letter in hand to claim their last year of access to Hamilton city libraries.

Southern Waikato district residents who are regular users of Hamilton libraries have until September 30 to get a last 12 months of access after the Waikato District Council cut its funding of the long running arrangement.

The end of the deal has prompted a storm of protest, a line of grumpy district patrons at Hamilton libraries, and a petition (included) but little response from the district council.