Matamata Chronicle

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.

Domestic violence victim: 'reach out for help'

Matamata community steps in to help alleged victim of domestic abuse.

A domestic violence victim wants to thank their Matamata community for their generosity.

Speed changes coming for Matamata roads

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Cranford Street, looking south over McFaddens Road towards town.

Speed changes could be coming for roads notoriously known as tourism hot spots in Matamata.

Community entertains Matamata elderly -

Pohlen Hospital Fashion Show for the elderly residents went off a hit with two workers modelling outfits designed by ...

Elderly residents are treated with their very own Fashion Show in Matamata.

St Paddys celebrated in Matamata

One of the ukulele ladies in action.

Pubs were not the only places celebrating St Patrick's Day in Matamata.

Japanese students get a taste of life at Matamata Intermediate

Every year Matamata Intermediate School hosts students from Japan, an exchange which sees a handful of their own travel ...

An annual Japanese cultural exchange is alive and well at Matamata Intermediate.

Animals and nature inspire

Anne Hodges, who have been painting for ten years and has been a member of the Matamata Art Society for three, prefers ...

An artist, who is inspired by animals and nature, has her art on display in Westpac Bank.

SPCA gets a makeover -

ANZ workers from Morrinsville and Matamata Fran Hopkins, Steve Hunt, Amber Herbert, Lynley McKenzie, Linley Wharekawa ...

ANZ workers from Morrinsville and Matamata Fran Hopkins, Steve Hunt, Amber Herbert, Lynley McKenzie, Linley Wharekawa (SPCA), Candice Bentham, Maureen Blackstock, Kieren Ross and Nacre Maiden get busy painting the walls of the Matamata SPCA Opportunity Shop.

Roadwork delays making Matamata residents impatient

Further delays have pushed the completion of Matamata's Broadway roadworks out to Spring this year.

Patience is wearing thin for Matamata residents dealing with further delays to Broadway roadworks.

Resene helps hungry kiwis

Matamata Resene, including manager Amanda Le Mont, Louise Cressy and Katie Laird, participated in the second annual ...

Firemen haul in the silver

Matamata Firemen Dane Lowe, left, Martin Prescott, Eddy Baukema, David Vuglar and Lydon Johns make a great team.

Matamata firemen haul home a stack of trophies from competition season.

Memorial Centre plans move forward

An artist's impression of the new Matamata Memorial Centre.

By September residents will have a better picture of the design for a rebuilt Matamata Memorial Centre.

Earthquake prone Heathcotes closing

280210 News Photo Dean Kozanic The Press.  Police tape closes New Brighton Pier after a Tsunami warning following an ...

Other Matamata buildings could face the same problem as Heathcotes Matamata.

Spudtastic fun

Reon McMoses, 14, and Mark Ray, 12, show off the spuds they grew.

Matamata Rotary's Spud in a Bucket judging brought and business and family rivalries.

Running for loved ones in Relay for life

Delyce and Dariah Wharekawa's colourful costume reflect their team's theme of having a bright outlook.

 A Relay for Life team, that includes a Matamata mother and daughter, are running for their loved ones.

Local club members have success in dog trial

Dogs waiting patiently to compete.

Putaruru-Tirau- Matamata Dog Trial Club had two members place well at the club's annual dog trial.

Business boom makes for dangerous roads

News: Russell Alexander, general manager of Hobbiton said they are ...

More visitors might be great for Matamata's tourism but not its roads.

Bowlers work together to win Waikato title

Wayne Gundersen, left, and Kasey Garforth, right, won the Bowls Waikato Champions of Champions Mens Junior Pairs ...

Bowling pair have more success.

Hunter's family happy to support helicopter

Hunter's mother Nan Lapmoon, holding his sister Lily, 1, and with his dad Daniel McGillivray, encourages others to ...

In Matamata 16 people, including a three-year-old, were rescued by helicopter in 2015.

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