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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
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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”.

Youth group swings into action

Aug 27th, 2017 | By

The Tamahere youth action group’s labours are likely to bear fruit for many years to come.

In its first outing, the new group planted 22 fruit trees along the boundary of the Tamahere School and the recreation reserve today.

Joined by Tamahere councillor Aksel Bech the group planted pear, apple, plum, mandarin and feijoa trees.

BNZ bank staff boost reserves

Aug 23rd, 2017 | By

The restoration of Tamahere nature reserves got a boost today when some Hamilton bank staff swapped their offices for the outdoors.

Six staff from the BNZ Hamilton branch downed office tools and picked up gardening tools to join Tamahere conservationist Leo Koppens in two local reserves – the Tamahere Reserve on Tauwhare Rd, and the Allan Turner Reserve, on Woodcock Rd.

Their big day out was part of Closed for Good, the BNZ’s annual day of volunteering.

Deadline looms on sport grounds

Aug 22nd, 2017 | By

The deadline is just days away for submissions on the proposed sport and recreation facilities for Tamahere and locals are urged to have their say.

Tamahere ward councillor Aksel Bech said whatever is decided now will not be changed or re-done for decades.

“We are a fast growing community that has previously not really had many facilities,” he said.

Rain-loving tui takes top spot

Aug 22nd, 2017 | By

Matangi man Robert Hos, an amateur photographer with a keen eye, has taken top spot in this year’s Hamilton Halo photo competition with his image of a rain-loving tūī.

Hos’s photo was among more than 70 entered into the biennial Hamilton Halo photo competition in July and judged the overall winner by a panel of experts.

Six years ago when they first moved onto their Matangi property, Hos and his wife were excited to see one tūī.

Quiz night in September

Aug 21st, 2017 | By

St Stephen’s Tamahere’s latest community quiz will be held on Saturday, September 2.

Ready-made teams are welcome or quiz wizes can go along on the night and form a team with others.

Registration will be from 6.30pm when tables will be allocated with the quizzing starting at 7pm.

Movie premier for paralympians

Aug 20th, 2017 | By

Tamahere Lions are supporting the NZ Paralympic team by screening the soon-to-be released movie 6 Days at the Tivoli Theatre in Cambridge on September 6.

The movie, directed by Toa Fraser, tells the story of the 1980, 6-day armed storming of the Iranian Embassy in London.

The Lions have booked the entire theatre – 140 seats – and half the amount from the $20 tickets will be donated to the Paralympic team.