Life with coronavirus

The impacts of the highly infectious novel coronavirus Covid-19 are spreading throughout our local community and New Zealand.

We will all know people whose health is at risk or whose jobs and incomes, businesses, life or travel plans have been affected.

We will all need to be alert to ways we can support our family, friends and communities in the days, weeks and months ahead. Here’s a start for what we can do in Tamahere.

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Christmas festival charms

Christmas comes to Tamahere this week with the special Twilight Tamahere Market followed by the annual St Stephen’s Christmas Festival.

The Twilight Market on Saturday, December 7, 4-8pm, heralds the start of the Christmas Festival, which will run for just one week, a shorter term than past years.

The fundraising festival, with its charming Christmas Shop and tea rooms, is marking its 33rd year.

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Bliss at the market

Bliss Bakery and Pete’s Nutbutter sound like a perfect combo for food lovers at this Saturday’s Tamahere Market.

Bliss Bakery is a new artisan, gluten-free bakery appearing at Tamahere’s popular monthly market this Saturday, September 15.

Pete’s NutButter (peanut butter) is back by popular demand after make an appearance in August.

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Market place for feijoas

The Tamahere Market this Saturday will be the place to get your feijoa rations – if you haven’t got your own personal supply of the fruit or the overflow from friends.

The evergreen monthly treat of fresh and cooked food, arts, crafts and all manner of novelty items is on from 8am till 1pm in the grounds of St Stephen’s Tamahere.

Children can be transformed – the resident face painter will be there – and marketgoers can also help transform other lives by donating to the Foundation for the Blind via the fundraising effort of the guys with their Italian Minis.

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Locals turn out for market

The first Tamahere Market of the year is on this Saturday, kicking off the New Year with offerings including fresh, local sweetcorn, tote bags and skin products.

“It is great when we have locals participating at the market by bringing along their fresh produce and unique products,” said market organiser Jane Manson.

The January market promised to be laid back, especially in comparison with the rush of the pre-Christmas markets, she said.

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