Locals angry at losing to cars

The high toll the Waikato Expressway is taking on the Tamahere community was made crystal clear at a public meeting last night.

More than a hundred people turned out for the biggest public meeting in living memory to express their disgust and frustration at the sacrifice expected of the community for the sake of the big State Highway 1 roading project.

Speaker after speaker identified the dangers to locals – children and adults – of simply trying to get around their own patch by foot or cycle in an area where speeding cars were the priority.

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Tamahere Market changes scene

The first Tamahere Market of 2017 this Saturday begins a year in which the popular market will mark its 13th birthday.

The market founding organiser Jane Manson, who still holds the position today, can probably justifiably claim to have changed the market scene in the Waikato over the years.

“When we first started there was the Frankton Market and the yearly markets at Pirongia and Cambridge so we offered something entirely different,” Manson told Tamahere Forum.

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