Matamata Chronicle

Matamata police warn of scam

Matamata police would like to hear from the male pictured in this photo.

Matamata police are seeking an unknown male about incidents at a supermarket.

Gutsy performance by Matamata

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COMAG Matamata College 1 st XV travelled to Cambridge on the weekend to play Cambridge High School 1 st XV.

Get revved up about the Ranfurly Shield

The Redoubt owner Jacob Henderson is very excited about the first Ranfurly Shield game to be played in Matamata on July 30.

Ranfurly Shield fever is coming to Matamata. Secure your tickets now for a luncheon with Waikato legend Dwayne Monkley then head down for kick off after.

BARK educating to avoid more dog attacks

BARK director Heather Laanbroek believes that most child dog bites are avoidable and education is the key to achieving a ...

A volunteer charity will be visiting a Matamata school to educate on dog safety.

No danger of defeat for Hinuera

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Hinuera and Taupiri had the same problem; injuries and player unavailability through work commitments.

Swifts victory headlines strong weekend for Matamata football teams

Zoe Reichardt slides in as goalie, Heather Ward, prepares to deal with a Melville shot during Challenge Matamata Swifts ...


Hinuera School still happy with the reading results

The Hinuera School Board of Trustees, the literacy leadership team and the principal Dean McDonnell celebrated being a ...

Principal still proud of his school's success despite not winning the Prime Minister's Education Excellence Award.

Kowhai Creamery creaming it at award ceremony

Kowhai Creamery  at the NZ Ice Cream awards.

Waharoa ice cream company wins at the New Zealand Ice Cream awards.

Electioneering mayor positive about the future

Mayor Jan Barnes is out electioneering for her next mayoral bid.

Matamata mayor Jan Barnes is out electioneering.

Come along to Matamata Country Music Club's event

Keith Pereira will be the guest artist at Matamata Country Music Club's monthly club night on June 17.

Keith Pereira is Matamata Country Music Club's next guest artist.

Get Cleaning Naturally

Dolly Varden with her apple, pork and herb mixture ready for the grinder at a previous Transition Matamata workshop that ...

After a successful workshop on sausage and salami, Transition Matamata are looking forward to their next workshop.

Lego unleashes creativity

Winning the Matamata region of the National Lego Building Competition gained Michael Magatogia and his mum Melanie Boeck ...

A Rotorua boy has won the Matamata section of a national Lego competition.

Family want to bring Winston home

Winston, a friendly border collie who "grabs hearts", went missing in Tauranga on February 20.

A Matamata family are still searching for their dog they lost in Tauranga earlier this year.

Volpe Veloce lives up to her price tag

Sam Weatherley is flanked by his grandfather Dan and father Darryn after winning his first race at Matamata last Wednesday.

 Graham Richardson's decision to put his head on the block in early 2015 has paid a big dividend.

Matamata marches for Moko

A large group gathered in Matamata on Saturday to march for Moko.

"These are our babies – they are our future," March for Moko organiser Sharlene Phillips

Lured to Wingspan by falcons

A falcon waits to start luring.

A falcon is sitting on my glove after it showed its swooping skills.

Community patrol reports a liquor problem in Matamata

Graham Pate, Marcia Pate, Bryan Hunter, Bryce Lennox and one of the local police they liaise with, prevention supervisor ...

Matamata's community patrols are up and running.

Matamata residents to march for Moko

Sharlene Phillips has organised a March for Moko, which The Meat Company, represented by butcher Kane Thomas, will ...

Sharlene Phillips is organising for a walk for Moko, the three year old who died from abuse recently.

Pohlen wing opens

Pohlen Foundation Trust chairperson Lady Margaret Spring and Pohlen Hospital Board Trust chair David Gasquoine in one of ...

Pohlen Hospital's palliative care wing was officially opened on May 13.

Matamata schoolkids need help to get to Agrikids

Matamata Intermediate students Stephen Turner, Max Hunwick and Conrad Wilson have reached the grand final of the ...

Matamata students who have reached the grand final of the Agrikids competition need your help.

Get a team involved in the quiz that raises funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Staff at the Matamata branch of the Westpac bank, from left Miranda Thomson, Alannah Brodie, Tracey Thompson, Alesha ...

The Matamata Westpac team are giving the local rescue helicopter service a real boost.

Dumped tvs robbing op shop coordinators of profit

People continue to dump TVs at the Community Chest despite signs saying they don't want them.

Bad behaviour at Matamata transfer station and op shop frustrating.

Ticket giveaways to foodshow

Ray McVinnie is one of three celebrity chefs featuring at The Great NZ Food Show at the end of this month.

Prepping is well underway for The Great NZ Food Show, showcasing the best in food, wine, delicious edibles and innovative products at Mystery Creek Events Centre Hamilton, April 30th and May 1st.  

A Romanian orphan will be collecting aid for others

A Romanian orphan Elena Dimcea. right, will be collecting for co-founder's Sue van Schreven's Orphan Aid International ...

A Romanian orphan, who was helped by the late broadcaster Paul Holmes, will be collecting for Romanian orphans.

Walton School students have fun on ice rink

The boys of Walton School make a train.

Walton School students had a cool fundraiser- iceskating.

Local artists take advantage of Festival of Flowers

Three of the Local 6 members, from left, Bridget Gill, Alison Leslie and Kay Gray with Gray's pottery, which is one of ...

Six Matamata artists are selling art in a pop up shop during the Festival of Flowers.

Matamata schools hold Anzac ceremonies

Matamata College students, from left Lauren Macphail, Tayla Fouhy, Megan Tompsett, Ben Kingston, Crystal Marshall and ...

Matamata schools remember their fallen soldiers in their own ways.

Matamata Lions helped Pohlen wing take off

Pohlen Hospital Board Trust chair David Gasquoine receives a cheque from Matamata Lions president Dave Harris which will ...

Matamata Lions handed over another cheque to Pohlen hospital, to support their palliative wing.

McDonalds' Create Your own Taste kiosks creates more jobs in Matamata

McDonalds Matamata franchisee AJ Power says most people choose to build their own burger, rather than modify a Big Mac ...

Matamata is loving McDonalds' Create Your own Taste kiosks.

Matamata teenagers awarded at Blue Light camp

Senior constable and youth aid officer Bruce Warrender with Shannon Witika, who received the Overall Merit Award, and ...

Matamata teenagers took awards, and life skills, away after attending a Blue Light course.

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