Posts Tagged ‘ Dallas Fisher ’

Fisher awarded ONZM

Jun 4th, 2018 | By

When long time Tamahere man Dallas Fisher received an “official-looking” letter in the post, his wife thought it was a parking fine he hadn’t paid.

It was important – but it wasn’t a parking fine.

Fisher, who chairs the Tamahere Community Committee, has been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours.



Suffering and superheroes: fire anniversary

Mar 31st, 2018 | By

The 10th anniversary of the fatal Icepak Tamahere fire has prompted another publication to look back a decade to April 5, 2008.

Raewyn Koppens describes the day she thought she’d died as an experience coloured with suffering and superheroes, reports the Waikato Times.

The light of a warm Saturday afternoon turned to darkness, and through a smokey haze, figures began to appear.



Voters eye election candidates

Sep 14th, 2016 | By

What better way to get to know an election candidate than to see the whites of their eyes.

Add in the way they sit, stand, speak and generally carry themselves and you have a pretty good start on judging what sort of woman or man wants your vote.

That’s the chance a small but keen audience got in Tamahere on Tuesday night when locals got up close and personal with the two Tamahere ward candidates and five mayoral candidates in this year’s Waikato District Council election.



Rip, choose, vote, post

Sep 14th, 2016 | By

As soon as you see your voting papers in the mail – they are due between September 16 and 21 – rip them open, make your choice of candidate, vote and post.

That simple and timely action is more likely to see your vote counted on election day October 8 than anything else you could do.

Forgetting to vote or leaving it too late are top reasons for people failing to have their say in who runs the joint.



Get savvy, council urged

May 14th, 2013 | By

Tamahere Community Committee chairman Dallas Fisher has urged the Waikato District Council to be “commercially savvy” about the controversial Hart Rd homes being built by Chinese developer LV Park.

Hart Rd residents have raised concerns that eight massive houses being built on their road were intended to be used as hostel-type housing for Chinese students.

At its May meeting, the committee heard that the Hart Rd neighborhood group believed issues, including a potential overload of traffic, sewer and stormwater systems should be fully investigated rather than ignored by the council.



Icepak re-start prompts legal debate

Oct 10th, 2008 | By

A Waikato Times photographer recorded Icepak staff stocking the coolstore at Tamahere which survived April’s fire with what the company said was “customers’ product” that did not require refrigeration.



Icepak proposes to rise from ashes

Oct 7th, 2008 | By

Icepak has given notice that it intends restoring refrigeration operations at the Tamahere coolstore that survived the explosion and inferno that razed 90% of the site in April.



Report backs community opposition

Sep 24th, 2008 | By

Tamahere residents intend to use the Fire Service report into the Icepak coolstore blaze to thwart the company rebuilding at the site south of Hamilton.