Local Events

Plant it on Arbor Day

May 15th, 2017 | By

New Zealanders are being challenged to plant a native tree on Arbor Day (June 5) to set a record for the most trees ever planted on one day in New Zealand.

The challenge comes from Trees That Count, an ambitious new programme which aims to increase native tree planting in New Zealand – to help restore and enhance the environment, encourage biodiversity in cities, clean air and waterways and make a tangible difference to climate change.

Tamahere locals also have the option of supporting the Tamahere Reserve, the area’s premier native tree restoration project.

Market for NZ-made goodies

May 14th, 2017 | By

Tamahere Market, where we get NZ made, produced, created or home grown goodies is on this Saturday, May 20.

The weather forecast is for sunny but brisk autumn weather so the advice is to wrap up warmly to go looking for more warmth among the fine woollies, recycled fashion, pies, pastries and coffee cups.

The market is renowned for its wide range of produce, craft, art, plants and awesomely creative stall holders.

Tamahere Lions turn two

May 7th, 2017 | By

The Tamahere Lions Club will look back on two busy years when it celebrates its second birthday next month.

The list of events and activities the club has helped locally and further afield includes the Tamahere Reserve, Allan Turner Memorial Walkway, Tamahere School pumpkin night, Tamahere Market, Matangi School and Dynamo cycle events.

And the club has distributed more than $3000 to a number of community groups.

Divine Eats sets records

Apr 27th, 2017 | By

I was given Divine Eats for Christmas and ever since I’ve been enjoying a culinary treat that’s become world famous in the Waikato.

Divine Eats, a fundraising cookbook for Tamahere School, was compiled to help pay for a new swimming pool and it’s more than delivering on this, writes Denise Irvine, an award winning food writer.

Divine Eats takes fundraising recipe collections to a new level, with Cuisine magazine naming it among its top six cookbooks for 2016.

Matangi poppy tree blossoms

Apr 22nd, 2017 | By

A poppy tree has blossomed in Matangi in time for Anzac Day thanks to a local team of enthusiastic knitters.

One tree in a Waikato-wide project to decorate trees throughout the district, Matangi’s poppy tree provides a place to remember the devastation of war and all those affected by it.

Locals are welcome to attach a poppy or message of their own.

Yarn bombing for Anzac Day

Apr 7th, 2017 | By

A Matangi group is among groups across the Waikato that are decorating trees with red, knitted poppies in a district-wide ‘yarn bombing’ to commemorate ANZAC Day.

The Matangi knitters are set to decorate their tree on Wednesday, April 12, joining others from Port Waikato to Raglan who have been enthusiastically knitting for the past month.

The first of many trees ‘blossomed’ in Garden Place, Huntly, today.

Flood transforms reserve

Apr 5th, 2017 | By

Local signs of the deluge that caused chaos around the country can be seen in a Tamahere Reserve transformed by the swollen Mangaone Stream.

The main boardwalk was completely lost to sight with only the wooden railing around the lookout platform peeking above the water (pictured).

The flood lapped the toolshed and left only the path hugging the hill clear but soggy under foot for intrepid walkers.

Inorganic collection still at gate

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By

The annual inorganic refuse collection is on in Tamahere in late May.

It will again be a case of putting refuse and recyling at the kerb for a collection that will run over the week May 22 to 27.

Plans by the Waikato District Council for people to phone in for a collection inside their property’s boundary have faltered.

School shines silver

Mar 24th, 2017 | By

Tamahere School today gained an Enviroschools silver award for its sustainability practices.

The step up from the previously held bronze status came after an audit of the school’s programmes from waste management to vegetable growing.

The award was bestowed on the school in a ceremony attended by Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson.

Funds back youth group

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By

A Tamahere Youth Action Group, if it gets off the ground, will receive funding of up to $1000 to support its community projects.

The Waikato District Council is urging the formation of volunteer youth action groups, including in Tamahere, to take a lead in bringing ideas for youth projects and events to their local community boards and committees.

Now, the council has received $10,000 in central government funding to support the initiative.