Matamata Chronicle

Swifts score delicious derby-day victory

Logan Raynel, centre, scored Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts opening goal.

Matamata takes football win against neighbours, Cambridge.

Playhouse challenge in final stages

Three of the Matamata College building team in the BCITO challenge Dylan Smith, Reuben Wigelsworth and Caine Hohepa with ...

Te Poi Playcentre are the recipients of a new playhouse, courtesy of Matamata College.

Stong sense of community keeps Adrienne motivated

Adrienne Wilcock is campaigning to be a councillor for the Matamata ward in the Matamata-Piako District Council elections.

Matamata ward candidate hopeful Adrienne Wilcock

Vandals target town reserve

Centennial Drive was developed over decades and meanders through Matamata from Broadway to Bedford Park.

Centennial Drive committee members are left frustrated after vandals caused serious damage to one of the reserves. 

Agressive weed a threat to waterways, crops

It looks pretty but the alligator weed can form mats, taking over waterways, wetlands while on land it grows, competing ...

Waikato Weed Watch: It grows over water and land, choking waterways and competing with crops.

Swifts have sweet victory in Tauranga

Don Smitstra, left, and Tyler Tapperduring the Swifts match with Hamilton Wanderers.

Swifts ease to victory in Tauranga.

Matamata College rugby teams win finals

Matamata College Under 15s rugby player John Couch manages to get away from a Hillcrest High School tackler.

Matamata College Under 14 and Under 15 teams both won finals to win their respective secondary schools rugby competitions.

Te Akau the big Matamata award winners

Flanked by Te Akau principal David Ellis and his wife Karyn, the hard-working Te Akau team celebrate their big night at ...

Te Akau the big Matamata award winners.

Matamata horses continue strong new season

Caption: Persuasive (centre, Sam Weatherley) downs her stablemate Secret Spirit at Ellerslie on Saturday.

Fine start to a new season for Matamata horses.

Professional photographer offers workshops

Rachel Pridham

Passion for capturing memories turns into business.

Intermediate band's style earns award

Contradiction band members Jerom DeWilde, Stephen Turner, Kylie Trow, Jayden Hunter-Martin and Ryan Frearson jumping for ...

Onesies outfits part of the winning formuls for Matamata rock band.

Starfish Social Services gets mobile

Starfish Social Services Jo McNaughton and Dwayne Paul, with Rotary Matamata immediate past president David Hulme.

Starfish Social Services gets wheels. 

Joanne Aoake says it's family first

Matamata Ward candidate Joanne Aoake, with her four generations of family behind her, nephew Timatanga Baigent, niece ...

Family connections and an understanding of the people around you are important when standing for election.

High Tea fundraiser adds unique element

Model Olivia Carter in a wedding dress from 1956.

Ever heard of dinner and a show, how about high tea and an antiques roadshow? 

Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour finalist in NZ Tourism awards

Visitors to Hobbiton enjoy a photo opportunity.

Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tours have been named as finalists in the 2016 New Zealand Tourism Awards. 

Zep keeps punching above his weight

Zep Clarke-Lynn recently won the North Island amateur welter weight boxing championship.

Zep Clarke-Lynne is a rising boxing star fighting his way to the top.

Buildings must go but save their history

The Bank of NZ building is an example of a building representing Matamata's 'earlier period'.

Matamata buildings should come down but history of those structures should live on.

Hazard man gets recognition

Grant Holmes with Health and Safety Facilitator Kate Stevens (left), and mayor Jan Barnes.

Grant Holmes has been recognised for his outstanding efforts in Health and Safety at work.

Piako, Thames Valley draw in Stan Meads Cup action

Jayson Chambers looks to off-load the ball for Piako after getting caught in a tackle.

Colts players the star attraction during the Piako versus Thames Valley encounter.

Swifts suffer defeat

Jordane Lambert, seen here in an earlier match, opened the scoring for Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts in Saturday's Loaded ...

Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts suffered their largest defeat of the season.

Barnes thinks council can improve

Matamata Piako Mayor Jan Barnes wants to see her council raise the bar and achieve higher standards.

Matamata-Piako District Council is looking to become an A Grade council as it takes part in a new programme that rates councils performances.

Matamata under 15s team prepare for final

Matamata College Under 15s player John Couch runs the ball up against Otorohanga. Matamata won the game 8-5.

Matamata Under 15s rugby teams overcomes Otorohanga to make the finals.

Mayor re-elected unopposed in Matamata-Piako

No one brave enough to take on mayor Jan Barnes and her councillors, most of which, are re-elected unopposed.

Few choices for voters when it comes to election of the Matamata-Piako District Council.

Tasty Pink Lady offers help for others

Matamata New World produce staff Willow Evans-Cook, Elaine Vickers, Joe Shrimpton, Natalie Duggen and Garry Singh with ...

A bite a day can add to your healthy wellbeing, as well as help others dealing with breast cancers.

Tappin wants the nod for district councillor

Kevin Tappin has put his name forward as a candidate for Matamata-Piako District councillor in the 2016 elections.

Kevin Tappin wants to stand for Matamata on the district council.

Garry Stanley's political career comes to an end

Outgoing district councillor Garry Stanley in this photo as Stanleys Construction project manager, with Pohlen Hospital ...

 Long-time councillor stands aside in the hope new faces appear on council.

Interactive plans for Firth Tower Museum

More people are visiting the Firth Tower museum near Matamata, says manager Amy Martin.

A museum has plans to recreate the look at fell of a street from New Zealand's pioneering age.

Gymnastcs Club pleads for parents assistance

Volunteer Kathy Baxendine with Isaac Baxendine, Paige Burnette and Ngaria Dinsdale-Faulkner and club president Mia Smith.

 Gym club looks at its options as a shortage of coaches puts its future in doubt.

Opshop frustrated with useless furniture

Mouldy and wet furniture dumped at the Op Shop cannot be sold and must be disposed of at shop's expense.

People dumping rubbish outside an op shop is costing a charitable organisation more to disposeof the unwanted goods.

TerraCycle keeps teeth and environment clean

St Joseph Catholic School students Patrick McEntee and Talia Leggett with some of the oral care waste being donated to ...

The students of St Josephs's Catholic School want your oral care waste.

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