Matamata Chronicle

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.

On the hunt for athletics coach

Matamata Athletics secretary Lynne Counsell.

As the new athletics season starts, the hunt is on for a coach to develop our athletes.

Management keeps Pohlen humming

Suzanne Laws is the new manager at Pohlen Hospital.

Suzanne Laws is enjoying the transition from Waikato Hospital to Pohlen Hospital.

High serve of success

Shaydene plays in the Matamata College Senior A volleyball team.

Shaydene Begovich Yr 12

Wine tasting a family affair

Simon Wood will be writing a column 'Wood on Wine and Beer.

For the Wood family, wine is a family affair, and Simon Wood is continuing that legacy.

Catch 22 for outdoor pool repair

The outdoor pool has to be emptied for retiling after cold weather affected them during last season's refurbishment.

Cold weather caused the damage to the tiles in the outdoor swimming pool at the Swim Zone in Matamata.

Lady Killers headline Concert by the Lake

The Lady Killers, Suzanne Lynch, Jackie Clarke AND Tina Cross, will be the headline act at Concert by the Lake.

The Lady Killers are the headline act for the Rotary 2017 Concert by the Lake.

White Out Walk 'n' Wheels

The Henderson family, Jacob, Kelly and children Freddy, 6, and Mae, 4, get in some training ahead of the inaugural White ...

 No-one is immune from family violence, people are being asked to make a stand.

How many ways can you grow a potato?

Rotarian Peter Thissen with his crop of potatoes that weighed in at a whopping 6.237kg from a previous competition.

The challenge is on once again to see who can grow the biggest spud in Matamata.

Weather delays start of new cricket competition

Hamilton city cricket teams will soon be playing their Waikato Valley counterparts in Matamata.

Cricket players eager to get cracking into new Valley-City competition

Hammering home recycling message

Monique Alexander started her own small business Pallet Girl, which recycles pallets into furniture

Pallet Girl is nailing the latest trend in creating furniture from recycled goods.

How a shoe box can change a life

Amelia Hawes with her Operation Christmas Child box.

If you have ever wanted to be a good samaritan, here is a great opportunity. 

Teams battle for Hinuera Fours Championship

Hinuera Bowling Club's Debbie White.

Hinuera Bowling Club finds its Men's and Ladies' Fours Champions.

Opinion: If in doubt, check it out

Rexine Hawes and her mum, Cheryl Harman, a cancer survivor.

Opinion: Cancer is a word often spoken among people in my family.

Voter apathy stands as major challenge

Matamata-Piako Mayor Jan Barnes, supporting a chance to online voting.

Is it time to go to electronic voting for the next local government elections?

Woman of many hats exhibits at Westpac

Dolly Varden-Chambers has a collection of work available to view and purchase at Westpac, with proceeds going to the ...

A stunning collection of works by a well known Matamata artist is available to view and purchase at Westpac this month. 

Champion wanted for sport complex

Bruce Magan..

It's a project that's been waiting nine years for someone to pick up and champion.

New path with King Country Rams

King Country Rams player Alex Thrupp is enjoying his debut season in the Heartland rugby competition.

Debut season in Heartland rugby opening up opportunities for former Matamata man.

Sport complex offers options for Swifts

Swifts' Chris Walker during a game against Ngongotaha at Matamata Domain. Swifts have planned to move to Swap Park but ...

Sports complex concept offers chance for football to expand in Matamata.

Matamata voting numbers down

Matamata-Piako mayor Jan Barnes is encouraging people to vote in the local government elections.

There's just over a week left to get your voting papers in!

Track needs project manager

Matamata-Piako District Council councillors Garry Stanley, Brian Hunter, Leonie Tisch, BMXer Ross Taylor, councillor Bob ...

 BMX track needs a project manager to see it through to completion.

Get lost in a good book

Sue Crawford, Meryl Clow, Lorna Reynolds, Joanna Grant and Bobye Hawes scan some of the titles from the 300 boxes of ...

Do you like to get lost in a good book, or how about thousands of books?  

Swifts players go close in Player of Year awards

Jacob Fouhy goes in hard against his Papamoa opponent.

Matamata Swifts players have been voted the second best in their respective football leagues.

Hobby turns trash into tiny treasures

A miniature dolls house, created by Janet Bycroft.

For Janet Bycroft, someone else's trash is a treasure.

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