Local wins business award

A hi-tech rural services company co-founded by Tamahere man Russell Gibbs has taken out the innovation award in the annual Westpac Waikato Business Awards.

Tag IT Technologies’ HALO wi-fi system allows farmers to monitor and control their farm effluent systems remotely.

HALO can also be used to monitor water meters, tank levels, milking systems and milk vats.

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Reserve workers toast milestone

Tamahere-Mangaone Restoration Trust members marked the end of another year of voluntary work recently with a toast to a new environment-preserving feature in the Tamahere Reserve.

Trust volunteers have built an all-weather track that now runs the length of the 4.6ha Tauwhare Rd reserve, including past a stand of majestic kahikatea trees.

The track includes a platform built to allow reserve visitors to walk close to the trees and appreciate the view while protecting the roots of the trees from being trampled.

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Lions close on projects

The Tamahere Lions Club is growing rapidly with five new members signing up at its first full meeting this week.

That brings club membership to 20, enabling it to start deciding what projects it will work on in the community, says club president Russell Gibbs.

“The response from the community has been amazing,” he said. “This is better than we all expected and is very pleasing.”

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Lions numbers grow

The Tamahere Lions Club was officially launched today with numbers already swelling.

Lions District Governor Richard Norris inducted 15 people at a gathering at Punnet Cafe to form the core of the local branch, up from the 10 who kicked the idea off.

Following the induction Norris installed the new club officers, President Russell Gibbs, and a daughter and dad team of Secretary Haley McMahon and Treasurer Gary McMahon.

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Lions prowl Tamahere

Local residents have formed a Lions Club in Tamahere – an occasion to be marked by an introductory gathering this Sunday.

An enthusiastic group of 10 have kicked off the service club locally with the support of the Cambridge Lions Club under whose umbrella they will operate until rising membership enables an autonomous club to form.

The Tamahere Lions Club will publicly introduce itself at a gathering at Punnet Café, 337 Newell Road, on Sunday, June 29 at 5.30pm. All are welcome.

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