Local Events

New vicar installed

Aug 4th, 2018 | By

St Stephen’s new vicar Rev Sue Burns has been officially installed at the Tamahere Drive church.

Rev Burns, appointed in May, is well known in the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki as its Ministry Educator from 1999 to 2008.

Since 2008 she served the national church as Dean of Anglican Studies at St Johns Theological College, Auckland, teaching pastoral studies, approaches to conflict and worship ideas.



Popular quiz night returns

Aug 1st, 2018 | By

Time to get the brain into gear for St Stephen’s popular, annual Community Quiz, on Saturday, August 11, in the church hall.

The welcome is extended to community members and beyond with registration from 6.30pm and the quiz starting half an hour later at 7pm.

BYO drinks and nibbles for your group whether participants come as a team of six or so or singly and join with others – a chance to get to know the neighbourhood.



Indoor market for August

Jul 27th, 2018 | By

The latest Tamahere Lions-hosted Best Artisan Market is on Saturday, August 4 from 9am to 1pm.

More than 60 stalls, mostly indoors, will offer food, cosmetics, gifts, crafts, plants, photography, coffee, jewellery, knitwear, furniture and more in the Tamahere Community Centre on Devine Rd.

Another two indoor markets are planned for upcoming Saturday mornings on October 6 and December 1.



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.