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Time for a ball

May 20th, 2019 | By

Fancy having a ball?

Tamahere School welcomes all good time lovers to a Golden Night – a ball to be held on Saturday, June 22 at the Cambridge Raceway.

A fundraising event as well, proceeds from the ball will be put toward an upgrade of the school’s junior school playground.



Antivirus protection: who to trust

May 19th, 2019 | By

The things we do! The other day I was on the phone to Norton (also known as Symantec), an antivirus company, for a full 50 minutes.

Every step of the way they tested our patience; they checked things that had already been checked, did things that didn’t need to be done. They were – of course – running out of some call center in India for maybe 50c an hour, so I used my limited compassion and let them waste both my and the clients time.

But enough’s enough.



Reserve re-opened

May 17th, 2019 | By

Tamahere Reserve has re-opened to the public after work was completed on a number of trees.

The reserve, which is on Tauwhare Rd, is claimed to be a long-tailed bat habitat so extra precautions were taken when completing the work.

The reserve was closed in late March so the work could be done.



Market perfect for catch-ups

May 13th, 2019 | By

Tamahere Country Market – this Saturday, May 18, in the St Stephen’s Church grounds, corner of Tamahere Drive and Airport Rd.

The market is the perfect place to meet for a coffee or Devonshire Tea.

It’s also the spot to buy a New Zealand made, produced or created gift or to just treat yourself to anything from a croissant to skin care.



Burnout crowds anger locals

May 11th, 2019 | By

The Pickering Rd roundabout continues to attract crowds of boy racers for burnouts, riling residents who have been weathering the events for four years.

Local Maureen du Toit​ is the latest local to speak out about the noisy gatherings that began in 2015 with construction of the large roundabout as part of the Waikato Expressway.



Expressway delays fibre rollout

May 10th, 2019 | By

A delay is likely in the roll out of the ultrafast broadband network in the Cherry Lane and Bollard Road areas.

The hold up comes because of work restrictions placed on contractors Ultra Fast Fibre from the Waikato Expressway construction in the same area.

“The latest we now expect to be able to connect anyone in this area is from 1st September,” said Mike Ryan of UFF.



More pleas to stop weed

May 9th, 2019 | By

A renewed plea for locals to help eradicate a horrible weed that is invading the area has been made.

In early 2017, local Ele Duncan urged residents to be on the look out for Yellow Bristle Grass and now the Tamahere Community Committee has joined the call.

It is becoming an invasive problem for farmers and is in Tamahere verges where the Waikato District Council does not spray, TCC said at its recent meeting.



Online tool to aid submissions

May 6th, 2019 | By

The Waikato District Council has launched a new online map tool to help locals find out whether changes requested to zoning and other district plan features will have an impact on their land.

Earlier the council called for further submissions on nearly a thousand submissions that it received following notification of its Proposed Waikato District Plan (Stage 1) in July last year.

The map tool can be found online.



Dep mayor Fulton to step down

May 1st, 2019 | By

Waikato District Deputy Mayor Dynes Fulton is stepping down from the council after 15 years.

Fulton, who is Hukanui-Waerenga ward councillor, has served five terms and will not be seeking re-election at this year’s local body elections, he told Number 8 Network.

“This is an appropriate time in my life now to do other things,” he said.



Book makes case for tolerance

Apr 22nd, 2019 | By

Tamahere author Nicky Webber has made a strong plea for tolerance in her first book No Ordinary Man.

Webber, a former journalist, tells the story of Mick Thompson, a young, World War II soldier who is forced by the times and intolerance to hide his true nature.

A brave soldier who fought in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and Italy and gained the rank of sargeant, Thompson was also a cross dresser.