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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.

Quiz night in September

Aug 21st, 2017 | By

St Stephen’s Tamahere’s latest community quiz will be held on Saturday, September 2.

Ready-made teams are welcome or quiz wizes can go along on the night and form a team with others.

Registration will be from 6.30pm when tables will be allocated with the quizzing starting at 7pm.

Movie premier for paralympians

Aug 20th, 2017 | By

Tamahere Lions are supporting the NZ Paralympic team by screening the soon-to-be released movie 6 Days at the Tivoli Theatre in Cambridge on September 6.

The movie, directed by Toa Fraser, tells the story of the 1980, 6-day armed storming of the Iranian Embassy in London.

The Lions have booked the entire theatre – 140 seats – and half the amount from the $20 tickets will be donated to the Paralympic team.

Climate change action in Tamahere

Aug 8th, 2017 | By

Waikato law student Sarah Thomson, who courageously sued the New Zealand government over its climate change targets, will report on the case in Tamahere.

Thomson, along with long time climate action campaigner Jeanette Fitzsimons, will tackle the world’s hottest topic this Sunday, 2pm, in the St Stephen’s Tamahere hall.

Thomson’s case against the New Zealand government, the first of its kind in New Zealand, was heard in June in the Wellington High Court. The judge’s decision has been reserved.

Eat your cake and donate it too

Jul 19th, 2017 | By

Thinking well ahead Tamahere Lions are appealing for people to get in the Christmas spirit early and plan their Christmas cake purchases.

This year the club is working with the Salvation Army to enable people to buy cakes and donate them to brighten a needy family’s Christmas.

It would be a double act of generosity as $5 from the $18 price of the Ernest Adams cakes also goes toward community projects.