Revamped park made with heart
More than a hundred people were at the Matamata Rotary Skate Park on Saturday for the official opening of the upgrade.
Youth co-ordinator Jono Bay organised the event to acknowledge the contribution made by local businesses and organisations.
Rotary president Graeme Guilford presented Ross Bay with a Rotary Paul Harris fellowship to recognise the work he put into the upgrade.
‘‘The youth of our town are worth investing in,’’ said Mr Bay. ‘‘That’s why I have put my heart and soul into this skate park.’’
Big turnout: Crowds of people were at the skate park for the official opening of the upgrade.
Skaters appreciative: Local teenagers Eli Hughes and Andre Loubser thanked everyone involved on behalf of the skate park users. Dedication: A new sign was unveiled at the official opening in memory of Zak Lang, a Matamata teenager killed by a train earlier this year.