Rich choice by gully

A rich choice awaits those making it along to the monthly gathering at the Tamahere Plant Nursery this Sunday, October 4.

It could be business or pleasure or both. The Devine Rd community nursery will be open from 1pm and seedlings ready to be pricked out into tubes await willing hands.

At 2.30pm there will be an opportunity to see the wonderful gully restoration undertaken by residents of Tamahere Eventide.

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Student nurse first at Eventide

A first of it’s kind nursing placement in dementia care will take place at Tamahere Eventide.

It’s hoped the new nursing placement will attract more graduates to the aged care sector and specifically, dementia care.

Tamahere Eventide Home and Retirement Village, together with the Waikato District Health Board and Wintec, have developed a unit to increase the skill level of the students.

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Cherry Ln corner claims campaigner

A passionate footballer and civic-minded man whose forthright opinions spared none was killed in Tamahere’s latest fatal car crash.

John Easto spent Thursday solving the problems of the world with life-long friend Ken Hennebry at the Tamahere Eventide Home and Village.

He left the village via Cherry Lane shortly after 4pm and died moments later in a collision as he turned on to State Highway 1 to head home.

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Village expansion to continue

The fast growth of the Tamahere Eventide Home and Retirement Village continues unabated, creating a small town within our rural midst.

Forty-eight, two- and three-bedroom houses have so far been added to the 34 already in the village since its expansion began three years ago, in early 2011.

There will be 108 homes in total once a dozen now under construction are completed and a further 16 are added in the final stage of current growth. But more accommodation is to come.

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Gully restored by young at heart

One of Tamahere’s hidden gully treasures has become a labour of love for some of its oldest residents.

Since 1995, the Tamahere Eventide Home & Retirement Village and its green-fingered residents have been working hard to revegetate the gully that forms part of the 10ha property and bring back native birds to the area.

Currently the challenging task has been taken up most enthusiastically by some former farming octogenarians.

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