Musician, golfer join village people

Tamahere Country Club residents Mike and Eileen Blake have been living in Tamahere’s newest retirement village (aka construction site) since before level 4 lockdown. Their first impressions ran earlier. Now Mike introduces another couple who have joined the residents’ group.

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Local pair’s epic trip on film

Last year we followed the blog of Tamahere journalist Isobel Ewing as she and brother Jack biked 2000km of the ancient Silk Rd from Samarkand, Uzbekistan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Next month we can view the film they made of their epic trip, Doma, which will feature in Hamilton as part of the touring NZ Mountain Film Festival.

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Working bee greens streambank

A community working bee today planted hundreds of trees and shrubs in the growing reserve beneath the Allan Turner swing bridge.

The popular nature spot alongside the Mangaharakeke Stream under the bridge that links Tamahere’s Woodcock Rd to Matangi’s Fuchsia Lane has been transformed since 2014.

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