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Rates Rise To Be Struck at 11.9% - New Rates Valuations & Community Security

The good news arising from TCC Meeting 2nd July is WDC rates will be struck at 11.9% following 'pencil sharpening' by the WDC and vocal input from the community. The original rise was mooted at 13.75%.By now you should have received your new rating valuation letters. These new rates underpin the general rates for the upcoming year starting 1 July 2024.  The valuations reflect the value of your property effective 1 October 2023.  Objections can be lodged up to 24 July 2024.  You ca...

July 5, 2024

WDC Councillors Monthly Report May, 2024

Download the May report from your Council Representatives, Crystal Beavis and Mike Keir. CLICK BELOW to download....

June 3, 2024

Download TCC Meeting Minutes from 4th June, 2024

Minutes for TCC meeting is now available for download.There remains a number of relevant issues affecting the Tamahere Community which we invite you to learn more about. Note too please the next meeting of the TCC will be held 7.30pm on Tuesday, 2nd July 2024...

May 30, 2024

Tauwhare Bus Service Patronage Growing

Latest patronage data for the new Tamahere-Tauwhare bus service is growing as more people seek public transport rather than using their own vehicles. The data shows Tamahere/Tauwhare residents are definitely taking advantage of the service in concert with workers coming from Hamilton to work and return from the Tamahere Eventide Home and Village.Here are the comparative figures for the service since its inception on February 24th of this year....

May 13, 2024

WDC-Councillors Update April, 2024

'Lest We Forget' - The old oak tree beside Eureka Hall and the cenotaph hosted the nearest Anzac morning ceremony last week for Tamahere residents, with Council representatives Crystal Beavis and Mike Keir in attendance. The Community Committee is hopeful next year, Tamahere will host its own commemorative service in the village square.Updates on the WDC's annual plan include a proposed rates increase of 13.75%, with timelines for hearings and final adoption scheduled for June 25th by the full W...

April 26, 2024

UPDATE: Tamahere Country Club | Notified Application for Consent has Been Granted

Image Source: Tamahere Country Club - Sanderson Group...

April 17, 2024

Waikato Regional Council LTP Affecting Tamahere Residents-Make A Submission

Message from Noel Smith - Councillor Waikato Regional Council (edited)I am writing to make you aware of a couple of issues in the WRC LTP that's been released for consultation with submissions received up to and including 2 May 2024. While the Consultation document, consisting of approximately 45 pages, there are two issues which affect Tamahere Residents:Public Transport rating within the Waikato District. Currently Waikato District pay just under One Million dollare per annum to WRC to ma...

April 11, 2024

WDC Mayor Jacqui Church Says She Can Work With Central Govt. To Get Our Slice Of The Pie

The following is a transcript of an interview with Jacqui following the WDC Rates Roadshow held at the Tamahere Community Centre.Jackie, what's at the core of the relationship with central government as far as funding for community is concerned?Sure. It's a really good question. In my opinion, and what I've taken to the rest of the counselors in Wellington was we've got to change the model and the model is not as effective. It's broken. So it's broken and what we are not realising as the most fu...

April 4, 2024

WDC Roadshow Kicks Off -COO Message

Message from COO Tony Whitaker :"Next week is the start of our roadshow of events sharing the content of the Annual Plan Consultation Document and the challenging position we find ourselves in balancing the books.The roadshow consists of 19 drop-in events in halls/community venues. These drop-in events will enable locals to ask questions of elected members and staff and/or to have conversations about what they would like the Council to do more/less of in future. We would appreciate you sharing t...

March 30, 2024

Tamahere Ward Councillors March Report

There are a number of relevant and pertinent currently facing our local community.Here is the full report.Tamahere-Woodlands Councillors’ update March 2024: District news Long Term Plan deferredWaikato District Council has decided to defer its next Long Term Plan (LTP) until 2025. Using a one-off opportunity offered under legislation repealing the previous Government’s Three Waters programme, the Council will switch to an ‘enhanced Annual Plan’ for public consultation for the 2...

March 25, 2024

WDC COO Update on LTP (Long Term Plan) for the District

Waikato District Council Plans for 2024/25: An Update from the COOIn a significant announcement from the Waikato District Council (WDC), Chief Operating Officer Tony Whittaker has shared an important update on the council's strategic approach towards the upcoming 2024/25 financial year amidst ongoing financial challenges and legislative changes. The community of Tamahere, along with the broader Waikato district, is part of transformative adjustments in local governance and infrastructure develop...

March 1, 2024

New Tamahere/Tauwhare Bus Service Launched

BUSIT is thrilled to announce the launch of a new bus service, aimed at enhancing connectivity within the community. The 28 Tamahere/Matangi service, commenced operations on February 12, 2024, bridging the distance between the University of Waikato and the broader Hamilton area, offering seamless travel options for residents.This innovative service will alternate routes between The 28: University - Tamahere/Matangi – University and the 27: University - Tauwhare Pā – University.BUSIT says th...

February 12, 2024

Tamahere Community Committee First Meeting For 2024

The first meeting of your Community Committee will be held at 7.30pm Tuesday the 13th of February at the Tamahere Community Hall and you are invited to attend.There are a number of pertinent issues which need to be addressed and your input is welcomed. They include:1.          TCC Submissions:·            Housing Strategy information gathering workshop – update.·     &...

February 1, 2024

Tamahere Park Unveils New 'Cottage-Look' Toilets in Community-Council Venture

Tamahere Village is now home to a unique and much-anticipated community facility; newly opened toilets at Tamahere Village, unveiled just in time for the holiday season.These aren't just any ordinary public toilets; they are the first in a series of charming 'cottage-look' restrooms, marking a significant shift in public utility provision in the Waikato district.The project, a collaborative effort between the community and the council, saw its official opening graced by Mayor Jacqui Church, Coun...

December 22, 2023

Your WDC Council Representatives December Report

It’s A Season For ChangeThe new coalition Government has announced a flood of major changes that will impact local government. Waikato District Council is watching for opportunities as details emerge over the next few months. Changes announced include:·       Establishing a National Infrastructure Agency to coordinate government funding, connect investors, and improve funding, procurement, and delivery.·       Developing long-t...

December 12, 2023

Is The WDC Preparing For A Double Digit Rate Rise? - Seeking Community Dialogue

In an effort to manage future rate increases, the Waikato District Council is rigorously reviewing its budget in preparation for the draft 2024-2034 Long Term Plan (LTP). This move comes amid concerns of a potential double-digit rate hike, prompting the Council to explore ways to reduce operational costs without cutting essential services.Gavin Ion, the Council's Chief Executive, emphasises the complexity of the situation. “This will be the most challenging Long-Term Plan we’ve had to delive...

December 10, 2023

4/12/23 TCC Meeting Draft Minutes

Please see a downloadable file for the minutes of the last meeting of your community committee held at the Tamahere Community Centre on Monday 4th of December, 2023. This minutes will come before the next meeting for confirmation as being true and correct....

December 7, 2023

Tamahere Welcomes New EV Charging Station Near Waikato Expressway

Tamahere, has taken a significant leap towards sustainable living with the introduction of a new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at Tamahere Village car park.Strategically located just a minute's drive from the Waikato Expressway on and off ramps, this addition is not just a win for eco-friendly travel but also a testament to the area's commitment to modern amenities.Tamahere Village, situated on Wiremu Tamihana Drive, is more than just a charging spot. It's a destination in itself, featu...

December 6, 2023

TCC Submit 'STOP' Re WDC Traffic Mgmt Plan

Your TCC has submitted a 'STOP NOW' response to the WDC planned changes to speed limits in line with the previous Labour Government's 'Road to Zero' plan to 'slow down' ALL of New Zealand.Now the incoming National led Coalition Government as part of it's 100 day plan are demanding the following:Stop blanket speed limit reductions and start work on replacing the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022.Download our submission below and support your Community Committee in demanding the WD...

December 4, 2023

4th Dec TCC Meeting Agenda

Once again a full agenda of items before the Tamahere Community Committe's December meeting starting at 7.30pm in the Tamahere Community Centre Monday 4th of December.Full agenda download below....

November 30, 2023

What Is The Soul Of Tamahere?

Tamahere is in the heart of the Waikato. It has a school with 140 years of history, a church established in December 1882, a modern Community Centre, many businesses’ and now a Village with sports/recreation grounds and Piazza for community events and entertainment.Right now we are contemplating the essence of our community spirit. This quest is spearheaded by voices resonating with history and hope, voices that ask, "What is the Soul of Tamahere?"Tamahere is a blend of beautiful pastoral char...

November 24, 2023

TCC Meeting Minutes for 7th November

Please see the minutes for the TCC meeting held at the Tamahere Community Centre, 7.30pm 7th November.There were several key issues which will be of interest non-the least our submission to Council regarding changes to Water By Laws which affect everyone, including those not on a council pipe.Also proposed changes to Tamahere wide speed limits.Download the minutes by Clicking below....

November 10, 2023

TCC Submission Re WDC Water By-Law Changes

The WDC is wanting to 'update' Water Supply By-Laws to give them more control over every aspect of water supply in the district. This affects members of the Tamahere Ward - residential, rural, commercial and industrial.Your Chairman, Charles Fletcher has done a wonderful job running an analysis of the WDC's draft and the TCC Submission is available for download below. There is also a link for your input which will form part of the oral presentation process undertaken by the Committee.Here is wha...

November 5, 2023

Your WDC Council Representatives November Report

Leading this months report is the announcement of four Tamahere-Woodlands Ward residents receiving 2023 Waikato District Council Mayoral Awards. From left to right they are: Sue Edmonds, Kitty Burton, John Bridgman and Leo Koppens.  Read more by downloading the full report below....

November 1, 2023

Proposed Changes To Tamahere Speed Limits

The WDC has opened up submissions and dialogue regarding proposed changes to certain road speed limits around Tamahere.DOWNLOAD the proposed changes to the 'Traffic Plan' and air your views!...

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