Matamata Chronicle

Big spike gives team division two win

The spike by Te Aorere Wharawhara which gave the Matamata College Junior A volleyball team the final point to help them ...

Junior A volleyball team score second division win in the capital.

Opinion: Behind the Scenes with Claire Ashton

Waikato writer and film-maker Claire Ashton.

Waikato writer and film-maker Claire Ashton gives readers an insight into New Zealand's movie industry.

Enterprising students help family in India

Matamata Christian School room three students Ruby Prebble and Brianna Cane with a photo of a family in India with a ...

Enterprising primary school students' project helps family into business in India.

Hazel is making tracks and a huge impression

Mini motocross rider Hazel Lang is leading the Pukekohe Summer Series and is currently second in New Zealand for her age ...

Hazel Lang is racing ahead in the national motocross rankings.

Where the rubber meets the road

Peter Howland is retiring from the Beaurepaires business he and wife Janice have run for over 30 years in Matamata.

After more than three decades of keeping Matamata rolling along, Janice and Peter Howland have decided to sell up.

Makeup artistry career born of artistic flair

Candice Herbst working on a makeover for friend, Morgan Edgar, who would not normally wear makeup.

Honey, cocoa and food colouring are the best ingredients to fake a cut to the arm.

Fighting fit and ready for another round

Michelle Wellington says despite being full of nerves, will box again in 2017.

Matamata mum's ready to step into the ring again, after surviving first exhibition boxing match.

Fay Harbottle inspired many young dancers

Faye Harbottle, Matamata dance teacher.

A woman who dedicated her life to dance taught many aspiring students over the decades.

Post Section of the Open Men and Women's bowls

Frankton Junction Bowling Club players, Ashleigh Jeffcoat(S); Noeline Hancock(3); Toni Roberts-Hislop(2) and Kerrie Lupson.

Post Section of the Open Men and Women's provides exciting bowls action.

Wheels start to turn on Firth's cycle track

Principal James Eldridge and Thomas Pilmore-Evans on the almost-completed Firth Primary School cycle track.

Firth Primary School is preparing to launch its school cycle track. 

Couple head new backpackers in Matamata

Damian Bardoul and Lauren Hilhorst manage the new Matamata Backpackers.

Matamata Backpackers accommodation opens doors in time to catch busy summer tourism season.

Cake and games for 100 years of cubs celebration

Matamata Cubs,  Riley Ganley, Troy Pederson, Max Tarrant and Lucas McBurney, can't wait for a slice of cake to mark 100 ...

Matamata cubs got the party mood last week, celebrating 100 years of Cubbing worldwide.

From the news desk to the runway?

Rexine Hawes was challenged to experience being a glamour model.

Chronicle Reporter Rexine Hawes discovers what it takes to be a glamour model in our Reporter Challenge series.

It's a shoe-sized box of joy

Mikayla Collings and Rangimaria Turner with the Operation Christmas Child boxes their school is donating to the ...

How can a shoe boxed sized present make a difference to a child in poverty?

You want oranges? We've got 'em!

Wairere Primary won over 4000 oranges on a Facebook competition and will be selling the fruit as a fundraiser.

Hundreds of chins will be sticky with juice after one rural school won over 4000 oranges.

Literary project brings good friends together

Storytime with Aunty Dolly.

Two friends are working on a very special collaboration. 

Musical family to perform at Country Club theme night

The Stewart family will be performing at the Matamata Country Music Club monthly family night

A well known and talented musical family will be performing at this months Country Music Club night. 

Hinuera looking for first win

Hinuera Cricket Club batsman Antony Marsh, during his team's one day, 50-over match against Hamilton Boys' High School, ...

Hinuera looks to third round to claim its first win of the one-day cricket competition.

Stepping into the ring for boxing battle

Michelle Wellington is a contender in the Hinuera Rugby and Sports Boxing Battle.

Mum steps into the ring for boxing battle.

Zep gets his golden gloves

Zep Clarke-Lynne, from Walton Boxing Club won the Golden Gloves tournament in the novice welter weight division.

Boxer Zep Clarke-Lynn took a step closer to becoming a New Zealand champion.

Your recycling efforts benefit fundraisers

Hinuera Te Poi Lions Henry Watson, paper drive co-ordinator John Hill and Bill Crabb oversee the collection.

One service group relies on your recycling abilities to be able to support others fundraising efforts.

Sisters' small business inspired by nature

Emily and Caitlin Nowell operate their small business, Innocent.

A Matamata College student has launched her own small business. 

Getting groovy to Elvis

Paul and Jennifer McCormack are holding rock and roll lessons and trying to re-start a Matamata Rock and Roll club.

Rock and roll classes are being held in Matamata, in the hopes it will rekindle the rock and roll club.

Christmas crafts at the Men's Shed

David Brockelhurst, Matamata Mens Shed

If Santa ran his own workshop, you would possibly find him at the Matamata Men's Shed. 

Fuel and vehicles targeted by thieves

Matamata community constable Aimee Searle is asking for people to report suspicious behaviour following thefts in rural ...

Matamata is bearing the brunt of rural burglaries.

Purple Pinky Day fights polio

Michelle Tanner, Matamata Rotary president collecting for Polio Purple Pinky day.

The Matamata community has been a generous supporter of Rotary International's polio eradication programme for three decades.

No scary ghouls

Matamata Christian School students Grace Madanawa, Toby Thurlow, Jayden Thurlow and Aaron Lambert are all dressed as ...

Not into Halloween? Here's a light option.

Matamata students excel at business awards

JA-OK company directors Olivia Carter, Kaleb Reid, Jack Trower and Andy Schweizer have created an app as part of the ...

Five of the Matamata College students have proven they are business savvy.

Tussling with tutsan

Tutsan originated in southern and western Europe and is related to ornamental hypericums (St John's wort).

Waikato Weed Watch: Tussling with tutsan.

Elder abuse prevalent among families

Waikato Age Concern CEO Gail Gilbert, urges people to detect the signs of elder abuse.

People are being urged to detect the signs of elder abuse and seek help.

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