During Covid-19, those over 70 have been defined as ‘vulnerable’. Tamahere’s Venetia Sherson, 72, says there are dangers in defining vulnerability solely on the basis of chronological age …Read more
“‘Focus on the things you can control’: how to cope with radical uncertainty” – that was definitely a headline I was going to click four days into this crazy new world of Lockdown NZ.
I was rewarded with a bit of practical psychology that reinforced the conclusion I had already come to about how to cope with the “new” normal. Keep busy. Keep busy no matter what.Read more
The day the world changed our far flung family got together on a WhatsApp group and traded thoughts, photos and the usual friendly ribbing.
In Vancouver, Katikati, Mt Maunganui, Hamilton and Tamahere spirits lifted for mums and dads, cousins, nieces and nephews, kids, grandkids and grandparents. Gosh that was only yesterday!Read more
Sometimes it can be a struggle to wrangle the kids outdoors during summer.
But one Hamilton mum is making it easier to ditch the devices and connect kids to nature.
After ending up knee-deep in a murky lake with her young son in a buggy, Ceana Priest knew there had to be a better way to find kid-friendly adventures.Read more
“It was during the fourth roadside squat, this time in a fetid ditch next to a donkey paddock, as the sun scorched the back of my neck that I thought “this was not what I had in mind.””
But that was the reality for Tamahere journalist Isobel Ewing this week, as she relates on her blog, as she cycles the ancient Silk Road, an ancient trading route that stretches from China to the Mediterranean.Read more
Inside a corrugated iron shed deep in Tamahere, a 132-year-old kauri lady sits cradled by a boat stand.
Tamahere is not the oddest place this 45ft yacht has lived.
Thirty years ago, she was moored next to a Christchurch tavern before being sabotaged and sunk.Read more
Don’t mention the ‘R’ word to Generation ‘U’ (unretired).
The population of New Zealanders reaching retirement age will double in the next 15 years as hundreds of thousands of ‘baby boomers” officially cross the line. But increasing numbers are choosing not to leave their posts, writes Tamahere’s Venetia Sherson …Read more
The latest QEII covenant registered in Tamahere is another small but important step toward restoring some of the vast natural environment lost in the Waikato.
Tamahere resident Leo Koppens is proud to have the sixth covenant in the Tamahere-Matangi area protecting private land forever.
The QEII National Trust partners with landowners to protect special places on private land for the benefit of present and future generations.Read more
Tamahere journalist Isobel Ewing is taking her story telling on the road – the Silk Road, an ancient trading route that stretches from China to the Mediterranean.
Ewing won’t be peddling silk but she will be pedaling. She plans to bike more than 2000km from Samarkand, Uzbekistan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan starting in early August.
One goal of the journey is to disconnect from the constant digital stream that is the lot of a broadcast journalist … and almost everyone else with an internet connection.Read more
Tamahere author Nicky Webber has made a strong plea for tolerance in her first book No Ordinary Man.
Webber, a former journalist, tells the story of Mick Thompson, a young, World War II soldier who is forced by the times and intolerance to hide his true nature.
A brave soldier who fought in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and Italy and gained the rank of sargeant, Thompson was also a cross dresser.Read more