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The Tamahere community lies on the outskirts of Hamilton, right on the city’s south-eastern doorstep. It’s a high growth area right near the new Waikato Expressway, an important transport link which runs from Cambridge in the south to the Bombay Hills in the north. 

Over 6,000 people live in the Tamahere/Tauwhare areas (6,126 – Census March 2013), which has evolved from a farming area to a combination of smaller intensive horticultural and lifestyle blocks. Development pressures from the city’s boundaries into this adjoining catchment have led to challenges to provide sufficient infrastructure to support ongoing growth. 

The ‘Future Proof’ partnership is one approach dealing with this and the ongoing development of the Waikato Expressway through to Cambridge is also making this area more attractive to live in for those working in Hamilton or Cambridge. The Expressway is the major four-lane state highway roading network linking Auckland to Hamilton and further south and it runs directly through the centre of Tamahere.

Waikato District Council in Tamahere

The nearest office is in Tamahere and a library is located in Ngaaruawaahia. 

Tamahere office and community space
Block C, Level 1, 65 Devine Road, Tamahere 3283
Phone: 0800 492 452
Cell: 027-2684304
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Ngaaruawaahia library
Phone: 07 824 5905
4 Jesmond Street, Ngaaruawaahia
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More about Tamahere and the Waikato district

Note: Another alternative is the Hamilton City/Hillcrest route which takes you to south edge of town (Riverlea). From this point it is a short walk to the northernmost parts of Tamahere via Newell Road.