Games on as lights go up

Matamata Chronicle - - Opinion/news - By LAURA MCLEAY

Soc­cer play­ers at Pohlen Park had no choice but to play in the dark af­ter the ma­jor­ity of the field lights broke and Mata­mata-Pi­ako District Coun­cil failed to fix them, said Mata­mata Soc­cer Club com­mit­tee mem­ber Mal­colm Raynel.

The park, owned and main­tained by the coun­cil, now has a new set of lights af­ter the com­mu­nity stepped in. Mata­mata Soc­cer Club se­cured a grant of $6000 from the New Zealand Com­mu­nity Trust for re­place­ment lights.

Mr Raynel said he was thrilled that other busi­nesses also came on board to help out with the re­main­ing costs.

‘‘Elec­trico and MTG Hire Cen­tre funded the rest of the lights and do­nated their time,’’ he said.

Bright lights: Elec­trico elec­tri­cians put up the new lights at Pohlen Park.

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