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Basic information
Local authorityWaikato District
Electoral wardTamahere
Population4623 (2006 Census)

Tamahere is a locality (located on a semi-rural ward that bears the same name) within Waikato District, New Zealand; on the outskirts of Hamilton.


Alongside the village proper, the ward of Tamahere also includes the locality of The Narrows.


According to the 2006 census, the Tamahere and Tauwhare area has a combined population of 4623. The Index of Socioeconomic Deprivation, ranked 1-10 from lowest to most deprived areas, lists the area at 2/10 (very low deprivation).[1]


Tamahere Model Country School, a state primary (years 1-6) school, has as of 2014 a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 369.[2]

Tamahere coolstore explosion[edit]

On 5 April 2008 a cheese store caught fire and one fireman was killed and seven injured, when 400 kg (880 lb) of a propane and ethane refrigerant exploded. The site remains unused.[3]


  1. ^ "Index of Socioeconomic Deprivation for Areas within the Waikato Electorate". Parliament New Zealand. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  2. ^ TKI entry for Tamahere Model Country School
  3. ^ "Deadly Tamahere coolstore blaze: Remembering a day no one can forget". Stuff. 31 March 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-25.

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Coordinates: 37°49′33.07″S 175°21′7.39″E / 37.8258528°S 175.3520528°E / -37.8258528; 175.3520528