Re­vamped park made with heart

Matamata Chronicle - - Matamata Skate Park -

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.

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