Tamahere

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Tamahere
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityWaikato District
Electoral wardTamahere : Aksel Bech, Ward Councillor
Population
 (2006 Census)
 • Total4,623
Riverlea Matangi
Peacocke
Tamahere

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. The majority of the Ward is zoned as Country Living, with a minimum lot size of 0.5ha. The landscape is dominated by several large gully systems that contribute to the Waikato River.

Communities[edit]

Alongside the village proper, the ward of Tamahere also includes the locality of The Narrows. In 2019 a new recreational reserve (Tamahere Park) was opened and includes sports fields for cricket, rugby, junior soccer and La Crosse. Destination playground and skate-park were jointly funded by community funds and Waikato District Council. A commercial hub was also added, due to be completed in 2020, including a 4 Square supermarket, Medical Centre, Pharmacy, Bakery and serviced offices.

Demographics[edit]

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]

Education[edit]

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] There are also three pre-schools (Lil' Pumpkins, The Pentagon and Montessori).

Tamahere coolstore explosion[edit]

On 5 April 2008 a coolstore caught fire and one fireman was killed and seven injured, when 400 kg (880 lb) of a propane and ethane refrigerant exploded. The site is being developed in to housing.[3]

References[edit]

  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 25 February 2019.

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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