Matamata Chronicle

Opinion: Sparkling and delicious wines

Hunter's Wines founder Jane Hunter with the Wolf Blass Award, 2016.  Hunter's 2014 Marlborough Pinot Noir features ...

Opinion: When should one enjoy a glass of bubbles?

Council says no to sugary beverage policy

Matamata-Piako District Council has decided not to back a plan to introduce rules on sugary drinks at public events and ...

The heat is going in councils to introduce sugar-free policies.

Top titles for Hinuera bowlers

Hinuera Bowler Lynda Bennett won the Australian Disabled Women's Singles at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

Hinuera Bowling Club member Lynda Bennett has won the Australian Open Disabled Women's singles.

Interact reaching out to children in Pakistan

The newly-formed Matamata College Interact club, with co-presidents Brooke Dunbar and Patrick Roskam is seeking books to ...

Same as Rotary, no committees. 

Bee Fruitful project

Matamata Bee Fruitful project, by Transition Matamata, is looking for graftings from plum, peach, apple and pear trees ...

An initiative co-ordinated by Transition Matamata could bear fruit around town.

Many benefits to Kiwi Bottle Drive

Gord Stewart is an environmental sustainability consultant and rural property owner in Matamata-Piako.

Opinion: Container Deposit Scheme would reduce waste to landfill.

Crims target garden ornaments

Sean Wilson has a warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear in district court.

Matamata Police are disappointed with the big increase in burglaries.

Going biodegradable to reduce plastic

More people are making the shift to reusable bags in supermarkets, which New World checkout operator Georgia van den ...

Which Waikato town has 1-tonne of waste going into landfill weekly?

Vision needed to guide district

Matamata-Piako district councillors for the Matamata ward, Kevin Tappin, Adrienne Wilcock, mayor Jan Barnes, Brian ...

Bolder vision needed to take Matamata-Piako into the future, says report.

Hearty welcome for Legends Tour in Matamata

Junior rugby teams UMS Chiefs and Hurricanes were treated to a visit by All Black heroes when the Ride of the Legends ...

Matamata rugby fans got to spend time with some true All Black legends.

Scrap Metal theft spike in rural Waikato

There has been a spike in scrap metal thefts in Matamata.

The theft of metal framed bikes, how water cylinders and other metal items have spiked in rural Matamata.

Hopsice not short of support

Westpac staff Alesha Kelly, Maz McIvor, Linda Sheat and Alannah Brodie bared their legs in support of Shorts for Hospice day.

It may be cold, but shorts were out as businesses support charity.

Sir Peter Blake award on Red Sock Day

Matamata Westpac branch manager Miranda Thomson and agribusiness manager Mike Dombroski with Sir Peter Blake Young ...

Matamata students have been awarded the Sir Peter Blake Award on a very special day.

Problem Solvers go head to head

Matamata Intermediate students at the EPro competition: L-R Wyatt Winke, Lesleigh Gardiner, Ashlyn Good, Leo Cleaver.

Matamata Intermediate hosted the regional Epro8 challenges.

Police report July 5

Matamata police officer in charge Blair Hayde

Matamata Police say community support is helping them apprehend offenders.

Matamata police report June 28

Matamata police officer in charge Blair Hayde.

Fatal crashes spark warning about road safety.

Will Matamata bring home the Gwynne Shield?

The Matamata Gwynne Shield team. The tournament will be held in Cambridge from July 9-16.

Who will win the biggest rugby tournament in the Southern Hemisphere?

First Matamata Rotarian becomes district governor

Leonie and Linday Tisch at the changeover for Leonie to become Rotary District Governor for 9930.

First Matamata Rotarian becomes 9930 District Governor.

Theatre experience short but sweet

The cast and crew of Matamata's Short n Sweet festival.

Treading the boards for the first time was an absolute challenge.

Rock star supermarket operator

Katie Hipperson (far right), Danielle Hoyle, Olivia McCormack and Rebecca Brosnan from Matamata New World placed in the ...

Matamata New World staff participated in the Foodstuffs Checker of the Year competition.

Keeping her eyes on the Olympic prize video

Matamata's Holly Burnside has high hopes to get to the Olympics as a gymnast.

She may still be young, but Holly has her eye on the Olympics.

A snapshot of meth epidemic

Epidemic by Myra Bayly, was awarded bronze at the NZIPP Infocus Iris Awards.

Photographer Myra Bayly stages haunting image to raise debate about drug use.

Variety is the spice of life

Members of ArtVenture, exhibiting at the Wallace Gallery in July.

Artists ready for unique exhibition at Wallace Gallery.

Fashion icon to speak at luncheon

Annah Stretton will be the speaker at this year's Ladies Luncheon in Matamata.

Annah Stretton will be the guest of honour at this year's Ladies Luncheon fundraiser for Pohlen Hospital.

Upset win over competition leaders video

Cambridge's Rachel Westend and Matamata's Zoe Reichardt compete for the ball at John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge.

Swifts build momentum with prized win over Cambridge.

Rare disease won't stop Leah

Matamata Christian School were the recipients of an ANZ Dream Delivery package. Students Grace Madanawa, Emile Lambert, ...

'We almost lost her. We are very, very blessed. We know she is a miracle.'

Opinion: Who is in charge of what?

Pastures flooded near the Piako River. Who should people turn to for help when a weather event strikes?

Opinion: It's important to understand how councils and organisations work together in an emergency.

Right attitude conquers barriers

Jordan Hicks has beaten the odds and is now a graduate of Wintec.

Blind in one eye, and with part of his brain dead, Jordan Hicks continues to astonish doctors.

Just by listening, you're helping

Mike King smiles for a selfie with student Chey Johanson.

College students issued with challenge to help change attitudes around mental health.

Stop stealing from our students

Te Kura o Waharoa community is reeling from the second break in, in the last 12 months.

A small Waikato school is left without resources after they were raided in two burglaries.

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