Skaters eager to use park
Matamata Skate Park committee member Ross Bay said it was important for the community to be kept up- to- date with upgrade progress because everyone had been so heavily involved in the project.
Matamata businesses had also been keen to jump on board with Matamata Masonry and Rex Barnes Engineering both donating labour for the stone and steel work.
The Rotary Club of Matamata and Matamata-Piako District Council have given $70,000 towards the skate park upgrade with a further $ 20,000 raised through other fundraising.
‘‘The kids have been fantastic and fully involved ... They can’t wait to be able to use this facility.’’