Matamata teenager Taine Morrissey has taken over the busy pie shop at Bedford Park to raise money for the para swimming nationals.
A man carrying a hammer assaulted a female staff member at Challenge Matamata on Saturday, before demanding cash and fleeing in a stolen car.
Matamata's Pohlen Hospital has taken out a double win at a nationwide aged care awards.
Seniors in Matamata won't miss out on the healthy food buzz thanks to a free programme called Eat Well - Live Well.
Only 41 per cent of the Matamata Piako voting population voted in the last two local body elections - make your vote count this year.
Yellow dotted the skyline on Friday as Matamata marked Daffodil Day with the release of hundreds of balloons.
A truck driver for J Swap is set to tour Argentina with the All Blacks after winning a nationwide competition.
Matamata police are pleased at the result of a drink-driving sting that found no drivers to be over the legal breath alcohol limit.
Matamata Lions will be out in force this weekend for their second major fundraising event of the year.
Judge issues first strike warning
A Matamata cop knocked unconscious by a drunken, angry pub patron says it hasn't put him off his job or the town.
The Matamata Community Health Shuttle passed a major milestone last week when it transported its 10,000th passenger.
Candidates must fix signs
Matamata-Piako local election candidates were given 11 days to fix the size of the font of their signs after the anomaly was picked up by a mayoral candidate.
Primary and intermediate students from across Matamata are set to attend an awards evening to rival the Oscars in a finale to the Matamata District Digi Awards.
Tom Taylor was struggling to breathe, but not to smile, after completing a composed All Blacks debut that spoke as much about character as class.
Red spots appeared all over Matamata on Friday in support of Red Nose Day for Cure Kids.
In most ways five-year-old Kaiya Miller is exactly like any other new entrant at Matamata Primary School, except Kaiya struggles with a life threatening condition.
Matamata Brass is producing some serious young talent and they are starting to make their mark on a national level.
Fight for mayor's seat
Five people, including four incumbent councillors, have thrown their hats into the ring for the vacant Matamata-Piako mayoralty.
Matamata Intermediate students combined their efforts to raise more money than any other Waikato school for this year's 40 Hour Famine.
Matamata College students were faced with a sense of realism last week after the annual SADD mock crash.
Matamata College First XV fullback Logan Allen will play in black, red and yellow this season.
The seventh annual Ladies' Luncheon to raise funds for the Pohlen Hospital New Wing Project was a sell-out success.
Metso to shut its doors
Close to 30 people will lose their jobs when Metso (Matamata) permanently closes operations in December.
Matamata people have the chance to be part of the town's history by financially supporting its traffic-stopping Gatehouse.
Four months, 22 countries, 20,000km and a van called Chezza. What a journey.
A young stable worker from Matamata is to compete for the world title of Miss Bikini Universe in Taiwan.
It was almost a misadventure but Angela Hampton's recent trip to Nepal proved some things aren't meant to go to plan.
Hundreds of bras donated by local women have made their way across the Pacific Ocean to help the women of Fiji.
It has been 16 years since Matamata Brass last attended a national competition - and it has been well worth the wait.
Matamata residents will have more opportunity to recycle when a wheelie bin service is introduced later this year.
Daffodil Day is coming and help is still needed for the first ever Balloons of Remembrace event.
Extreme and rare weather phenomenon known locally as the ''Kaimai Buster'' blows over school bus.
Editor Katrina Tanirau writes a farewell to the Chronicle's honorary sports reporter Steven Samuels.
Car thefts, burglaries and family violence are a main focus for a new crime prevention team.
Raungaiti properties to be connected
Matamata Piako District Council has received $284,250 from the Ministry of Health to help fund a water supply extension to Raungaiti.
Councillor Garry Stanley has put his hat in the ring for the mayoralty of the Matamata Piako District Council.
A Matamata teenager turned his headlights off and sped away when police caught him doing burnouts.
Two Waikato teenagers originally charged as part of an illegal poaching ring have been fined after admitting to stealing two deer.
Petrol prices have reached a record high, with national prices rising 11 cents per litre in the last month.
Matamata Piako District Council is being encouraged to introduce smokefree policy for public places.
There were joy, tears, applause, and hundreds of photos taken as Ngati Haua's final Treaty of Waitangi settlement was signed on Thursday.
Matamata police are keeping a close watch on local stores to ensure they are complying with new legislation that forces synthetic cannabis off shelves.
Club rivalry was at its finest when the UMS Chiefs went up against the Morrinsville Stags in the under-10 Grade final on Saturday.
Four Matamata children diagnosed with cancer will soon have a part of the night sky to call their own.
Hinuera School students are leading the way when it comes to looking after the environment.
Child safety advocates support move
Child safety advocates are welcoming a law change to increase the age limit for mandatory use of child car restraints from 5 to 7.
Spread will vary across district
Matamata-Piako District Council's annual plan for 2013/14 was officially adopted on June 26, with a final rates increase of 2.53 per cent.
Matamata St John Youth cadets last month displayed an impressive knowledge of first aid skills at a district competition in Tokoroa.
A popular teacher nominated for a national teaching award says all teachers have something special to offer.
Concern for the safety of school children has prompted the Matamata Piako District Council to impose a reduced speed limit outside Hinuera School.