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Art gallery’s decade on show

Oct 30th, 2017 | By

Tamahere’s Inspirit Gallery will celebrate 10 years of showcasing great New Zealand art and design in the Waikato during November.

In a special 10th Anniversary Exhibition from November 12, 10 artists who’ve each made a significant contribution to Inspirit will reflect on its development as a destination gallery over the last decade.

Ten years ago, photographer Jenny Scown, the owner and director of Inspirit Gallery, had a bold dream to build a spacious contemporary art gallery in her Tamahere backyard.

Welcome sign for Halloween

Oct 30th, 2017 | By

Halloween trick or treaters will be out and about in Tamahere again this Halloween, Tuesday, October 31.

If you are happy to take part in Halloween you can show it with this pumpkin sign.

Not everyone wants to take part in the occasion so a few years ago Newell Rd resident Angie Millar hit on the idea of those happy to take part displaying the sign pictured.

Lions back diabetes, paras

Oct 29th, 2017 | By

Tamahere Lions’ fundraising gets into high gear during November with events supporting diabetes awareness and paralympians.

During the month, Lions worldwide are joining together to combat diabetes and the Tamahere group will do that with knowledgeable speaker, Justina Wu, a clinical Director for the Diabetes Services in Hamilton.

Wu’s address on the education, management and research of diabetes will take place at Inspirit Gallery, 380 Pencarrow Rd on Thursday, November 16 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Market plants on cue

Oct 16th, 2017 | By

The Labour weekend Tamahere Market will be right on cue with plants for those gardens that are now demanding our attention.

Heirloom tomato plants, dahlia tubers and calla lilies will be just some of the vegetation ready for planting.

While we’re waiting for the bounty of our gardens, though, Saturday’s market will also be stocked with a large range of new season vegetables.

Clean up crew nabs litter

Oct 8th, 2017 | By

Tamahere School’s eco warriors have continued to wage war on litter around the school block.

Just before they headed off on holiday and in recognition of Clean Up New Zealand week a clean up crew took to the streets for an end of term tidy up.

They filled three quarters of a large wheelie bin with recyclable objects and the same again with waste.

Grant takes boardwalk further

Sep 19th, 2017 | By

Boardwalks in the Tamahere Reserve are set to be extended thanks to a grant from a Waikato community trust.

News of the $13,000 grant from the Waikato District Community Wellbeing Trust has given a welcome boost to the group restoring the Tauwhare Rd reserve.

“We’re delighted to have received the funding which will mean we can build 100m of boardwalk,” said Tamahere Mangaone Restoration Trust spokesman Leo Koppens.

Centre calls community

Sep 17th, 2017 | By

Tamahere Community Centre Committee will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, October 19, 7.30pm at the Devine Rd centre.

The centre is a community building on community land and governed by a committee of local volunteers whose aim is to ensure the centre gets maximum community use.

“We are in need of new members due to current members retiring and this is a great opportunity to become involved in your local community,” said committee secretary Paula Dunton.

Avos smash market

Sep 11th, 2017 | By

Avocados are making a welcome return to the Tamahere Market this Saturday, September 16.

But take note keen avocado on toast smashers and guacamole makers: stock up while you can.

“The avo season has been difficult due to low pollination so we are please to have them available,” said market organiser Jane Manson.

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.