Local Events

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.



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.



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.



Tamahere Reserve up and running

May 10th, 2018 | By
Waikato Lacrosse

Saturday, May 5 was the first day sports were played at the Tamahere Recreation Reserve with Tamahere School playing a footy game, followed by Waikato Lacrosse running their winter league in the afternoon.

Twenty-four teams from around the Waikato took part in the league, with around 380 players and their many supporters enjoying the new venue, Waikato Lacrosse president Ro Edge said.

“And there would have been between 500-600 people at the reserve during the course of the day.”



New reserve boardwalk opens

Apr 27th, 2018 | By

A new, 100m stretch of boardwalk has been completed and was officially opened in the Tamahere Reserve today.

Waikato District councillor Jacqui Church, who is also chair of the community trust that provided funds for the boardwalk, cut the ribbon to declare it open.

The new boardwalk section, which brings the entire length of long term board walk in the reserve to around 300m, allows close access to the picturesque Mangaone Stream.



ANZAC services near and far

Apr 17th, 2018 | By

ANZAC services will be held in eight townships across the Waikato district on Wednesday, April 25 as well as in nearby Cambridge and Hamilton.

In Cambridge, the Dawn Service will be held outside the Cambridge Town Hall, at 6am, and the Civic Commemorative Services will be held inside the Town Hall at 9am, followed by placing of wreaths at the cenotaph.

Hamilton’s ANZAC services take place at the Cenotaph in Memorial Park on Memorial Drive, the dawn service at 6am, the civic ceremony at 10am.



Views wanted on council representation

Apr 16th, 2018 | By

The Waikato District Council is reviewing its representation arrangements in the lead up to the local government elections next year.

Local interest groups, community boards and committees are being invited to give their views at a workshop on April 23, 6-8pm at the Tamahere Community Centre.

An initial proposal on representation is expected to be adopted by the council in June followed by formal consultation.



Market place for feijoas

Apr 15th, 2018 | By

The Tamahere Market this Saturday will be the place to get your feijoa rations – if you haven’t got your own personal supply of the fruit or the overflow from friends.

The evergreen monthly treat of fresh and cooked food, arts, crafts and all manner of novelty items is on from 8am till 1pm in the grounds of St Stephen’s Tamahere.

Children can be transformed – the resident face painter will be there – and marketgoers can also help transform other lives by donating to the Foundation for the Blind via the fundraising effort of the guys with their Italian Minis.