Slow face in Auckland for maintenance
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.