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Warm welcome at market

Jul 16th, 2018 | By

A warm welcome is assured at this Saturday’s Tamahere Market whatever the weather.

The mid-winter market has stocked up on seasonal clothing – hats, scarves, merino, socks – and will also have great hot food to keep the chill at bay.



Nature reserve gets kid-friendly billing

Jul 10th, 2018 | By

The Tamahere Reserve has featured in a magazine promoting outdoor adventures for kids.

Outdoor Kid is a free bi-monthly magazine and website designed to spread the word about kid-friendly walks throughout New Zealand.

The Tamahere Reserve figures in the June/July magazine and on the website among the top five kid-friendly adventures less than an hour from Hamilton.



Plan submissions start on July 18

Jul 3rd, 2018 | By

The time to make submissions on the proposed Waikato district plan will start on July 18.

The formal submission process follows a long period of community consultation, resulting in some key changes between the current operative plan and the proposed plan.

Waikato District Council Chief Executive Gavin Ion says the district plan is an important document as it tells the community how the district’s land can be used, developed and subdivided.



Recycle computers and more

Jul 2nd, 2018 | By

If you’ve got some old computer equipment to get rid of I can recommend Dave from RecycleIT in Frankton.

It doesn’t matter whether or not it’s working. He will reuse, recycle and/or strip computer equipment for parts, and in some cases will even do pick-ups from your address.

The caveat to that is CRT monitors and TV screens, the big old clunky ones.



SH1 switch ahead

Jun 28th, 2018 | By

The question of when SH1 drivers will travel along what is now a great swathe of sand beside the main road through Tamahere has been answered.

By November, SH1 traffic will divert from the current road onto the new section, which will travel under the partially built East West Link Bridge to reconnect with the existing highway near the Hamilton billboard at the top of the gully.

When traffic is switched onto the new lanes, the old highway northwest of Cherry Lane will be closed.



Fisher awarded ONZM

Jun 4th, 2018 | By

When long time Tamahere man Dallas Fisher received an “official-looking” letter in the post, his wife thought it was a parking fine he hadn’t paid.

It was important – but it wasn’t a parking fine.

Fisher, who chairs the Tamahere Community Committee, has been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours.



Oakley made CNZM

Jun 4th, 2018 | By

It all began with a lunchtime presentation called “Have You Heard of the Internet”.

It was 1995. The presentation featured a mock website on skin conditions.

Afterwards, audience member and Tamahere resident Dr Amanda Oakley approached the presenters.



Artisan market in June

Jun 2nd, 2018 | By

The countdown has started for the next Tamahere Lions’ Best Artisan Market, indoors at Tamahere Community Centre on Saturday, June 23.

Expect more than 60 stalls with food, craft, gifts, perfumes, cosmetics, clothing, and furniture for sale between 9am and 1pm.

Another four indoor markets at the Tamahere Community Centre are planned for upcoming Saturday mornings on August 4, October 6 and December 1.



Local aims for Miss Universe

May 31st, 2018 | By

Tamahere resident and Miss Universe contender Ella Morgan aims to bust the stereotypes around beauty pageants.

The 18-year-old is in her second year at the University of Waikato, studying political science and public policy, and is passionate about social justice.

She also runs a dance school, teaching classes in Tamahaere, which she has done since the age of 14.



Bike trail link to start

May 29th, 2018 | By

Work is set to start on the final piece of the Te Awa River Ride shared path, between Cambridge and Hamilton, later this year.

Funding has been confirmed for the NZ Transport Agency to build the first section of the 20km path, which is the last link in providing a continuous cycling and walking route from Karapiro to Ngaruawahia.

“We’re delighted to be able to begin work on Te Awa – Cambridge to Hamilton which will provide a safe cycling alternative for our communities,” said the Transport Agency