who we are!
Nestled by the Waikato River on the outskirts of Hamilton, Tamahere is a beautiful rural slice of Aotearoa with a strong sense of community at the heart of everything we do. It is therefore no surprise that when the 1992 Tamahere Model Country School cookbook inspired the idea of creating a modern day version to fundraise for a much needed new school pool, our community rolled up their sleeves and got involved.
Not only were parents, children, teachers and staff at Tamahere Model Country School asked to submit their favourite recipes, but they also had to prepare those dishes for marathon photography sessions which were organised with military precision. There was styling, design, editing, marketing, and countless hours of hard work behind the scenes by our very determined Cookbook Team.
This Team spent a year on the project and I'm sure you'll agree when you have your copy in your hands that the huge effort by all has certainly paid off. This cookbook has both exceeded our highest expectations, and embodied our school vision - Nurturing our Future - Growing Together, Kia atawhai aa mua - Kia tipu ngatahi.