Slow face in Auck­land for main­te­nance

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needed, it is given back into the Mata­mata com­mu­nity to the cancer sup­port group here,’’ Mrs Reed said.

‘‘ Kaimai se­cu­rity has of­fered its ser­vices and will be col­lect­ing any money from each site and de­liv­er­ing it to the banks. Peo­ple are so will­ing to help out. It is re­ally won­der­ful, it is such a com­mu­nity thing. Sup­port­ing Daf­fodil Day is about re­mem­ber­ing those who have cancer or who have passed away from cancer.

‘‘I think daf­fodil day means so much to a lot of peo­ple. Out of all the fundrais­ing days, a Daf­fodil Day seems to touch the most peo­ple,’’ she said. Mrs Reed is em­pa­thetic when it comes to those who are deal­ing with cancer as she her­self has re­cently lost a close fam­ily mem­ber to the disease.

Mrs Reed said they were al­ways look­ing for ex­tra vol­un­teers to be on the or­gan­is­ing team for Daf­fodil Day each year. Daf­fodils are usu­ally picked from Mata­mata farms and handed out to lo­cals on the Mon­day be­fore Daf­fodil Day but this year be­cause of the weather pat­terns, not enough daf­fodils have grown to be col­lected. The west face of Mata­mata’s town clock is un­der re­pair after it was noted that it was los­ing 12 min­utes a day.

The fault was re­lated to the mo­tor which has been sent to Auck­land to be re­paired. The re­pair com­pany is hop­ing to fix it with­out im­port­ing parts but if that’s not pos­si­ble, a new mo­tor will need to be or­dered from Ger­many. The north, south and east fac­ing clocks are still op­er­at­ing while the west face is un­der re­pair. The coun­cil is un­able to de­ter­mine how long the re­pair will take but is keen to see Mata­mata’s iconic clock back up and tick­ing.

Daf­fodils de­stroyed: Mata­mata Daf­fodil Day co­or­di­na­tor Joan Reed was all ready to sell daf­fodils un­til she got news that the plants had died in re­cent bad weather.

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