Walkway to be celebrated

Already proving popular with Tamahere School pupils and strollers alike a newly completed walkway linking Birchwood Lane and Camdon place will be officially opened at 10am on June 30.

With so few footpaths in Tamahere the latest addition, providing a welcome circuit that includes Newell and Devine Rds as well as a new pedestrian route to Tamahere School, will be launched with due ceremony to which community members are invited.

The Violet McKenzie Walkway, named for an adjoining landowner, will be officially opened at the Camdon Place junction (off Koppens Rd) with the help of Tamahere School pupils.

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Riverside quarry riles residents

Tamahere and other southern Hamilton residents on both sides of the Waikato River are planning to fight a proposal to develop a quarry in the middle of a large dairy farm on Peacockes Rd.

Update: Riverglade residents to meet, 7.30pm, Thursday, June 9 at 55a Riverglade Drive (off Newell Rd), hosts Sue and Reece Burnett.

Property owners on the east of the river say it will be an eyesore amid their river front views while Peacockes Rd residents on the west are concerned up to 180 trucks a day could travel along the country road.

Southside Sands has applied for a 10-year resource consent to excavate 600,000 cubic metres of sand from the 120ha dairy farm.

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