Posts Tagged ‘ Tamahere Community Committee ’

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.



Closure, changes proposed at Newell Rd

Apr 16th, 2018 | By

Changes to the Newell Rd-Cambridge Rd intersection are under consideration that could restrict the way drivers enter and exit it.

The NZ Transport Agency and the Waikato District Council propose making some changes as part of the work for the Waikato Expressway, which is to be finished by 2020.

A consultation meeting for locals is to be scheduled shortly but meantime discussion documents on the proposal are available on Tamahere Forum.



Views wanted on council representation

Apr 16th, 2018 | By

The Waikato District Council is reviewing its representation arrangements in the lead up to the local government elections next year.

Local interest groups, community boards and committees are being invited to give their views at a workshop on April 23, 6-8pm at the Tamahere Community Centre.

An initial proposal on representation is expected to be adopted by the council in June followed by formal consultation.



TCC members beautify grounds

Jun 20th, 2017 | By

Tamahere Community Committee members have been digging in for a good cause this week in the interests of a lovely and leafy environment.

Committee members including deputy chair Sue Robertson and Leo Koppens, pictured, planted around 160 trees and shrubs to screen an unsightly industrial site from the new recreation reserve.

Also pitching in to beautify the reserve with kahikatea and ribbonwood trees were TCC members Ro Edge and Graham McAdam, and local Keith Robertson.



Weedbusters free reserve plants

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By

Volunteer, Tamahere weedbusters today donated their time to freeing new plantings from rampant weeds in the Tamahere Reserve.

The volunteer group, co-ordinated by Jude Tisdall, are an offshoot of the Waikato Ecological Restoration Trust, which runs the Tamahere Community Nursery.

Their three-hour weedbusting efforts released about 500 new plants from the strangling growth of pest invaders that threatened to overwhelm them.



Where will rates buck stop?

Feb 15th, 2017 | By

Tamahere needs a new blueprint for its future development and how its residents want to see their more than $5 million in rates spent.
Are better roads and footpaths a priority? Or maybe it’s more community events and youth facilities.
The Tamahere Community Committee, which is spearheading a new community plan, is keen to hear residents’ views before an important March deadline.



Tamahere misses UFB chance

Jan 27th, 2017 | By

Tamahere will have to fend for itself in the ultrafast broadband (UFB) stakes.

The Waikato District Council has confirmed eight of its towns will benefit from central government support for a UFB roll out but Tamahere is not among them.

That’s despite overwhelming support for UFB in the area, including a majority of residents happy to contribute to the roll out cost.



Community enthusiasm high

Oct 17th, 2016 | By
Tamahere Community Committee

Enthusiasm is so great for the Tamahere Community Committee that its membership has risen by two.

Fourteen people were nominated for the 12 positions on the committee at tonight’s election meeting, chaired by Waikato District Council chief executive Gavin Ion.

But rather than douse the eagerness and turn away keen locals the meeting decided to increase the representative group’s numbers.



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.



Plan to guide reserve work

Jun 19th, 2016 | By

The Tamahere Reserve has reached another milestone – a professionally-written ecological restoration plan to guide its way for at least the next five years.

Prepared by Wildland Consultants and funded by the Waikato Regional Council, the 78-page plan documents the current, partly restored state of the Tauwhare Rd reserve, the issues ahead for its restorers and how they can be managed.

Significantly for a vestige of the type of forest and wetland that used to dominate the Waikato, the plan places the 4.6ha Tamahere Reserve in an ecological history dating back tens of thousands of years.