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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



Inorganic rubbish collection on

May 18th, 2018 | By

The annual inorganic rubbish collection is on in Tamahere in the last week of May.

All households which get stickered rubbish bags collected weekly are eligible for the inorganic collection but before dropping your pile at your gate it pays to check the detail.

Size matters. The pile must be less than two metres long, no more than one metre wide and one metre high.



Market provides bright spot

May 13th, 2018 | By

Saturday’s Tamahere Market promises plenty to brighten and warm the day.

Winter’s fruity bright spots, mandarins, will be on sale along with other taste delights including honey, gourmet salami and wonderful stroopwafels.

Now that the temperatures are dropping knitted beanies and scarves come into their own and become a must-have.



Your hard drive is spinning rust

May 12th, 2018 | By

As I write this on my 10″ laptop, my desktop computer is currently packing a sad.

The hard drive suddenly failed to write a few things to disk, and as it rebooted I saw the all-too-familiar screed of errors indicating imminent failure or data loss.

I immediately stopped and took time to backup my existing data to an external drive before more damage occurred, but it was too late for some of it.



Meeting scheduled on intersection

May 10th, 2018 | By

Proposed changes to the Newell Rd-Cambridge Rd intersection are to be discussed at a public meeting in the Tamahere Community Centre.

The changes under consideration could restrict the way drivers enter and exit the intersection.

The NZ Transport Agency and the Waikato District Council propose making some changes as part of the work for the Waikato Expressway, which is to be finished by 2020.