Andrew Parsonage and Saskia van Waaijenburg were selected to take part in the 2012 Global Scavenger Hunt.
Matamata-Piako District Mayor Hugh Vercoe dismissed the idea of council amalgamation.
The makeover of the iconic Tower Rd corner got under way.
Kathleen and Ron Webby were the lucky recipients of the Matamata Business Association’s $10,000 Christmas Wishes prize.
Local musicians Mark and Steve Hitchcock and Andrew Coogan’s band Melic hit the big time in London.
Restricted and full licence testing was pulled out of Matamata.
Matamata College principal Glenn Rowsell was pleased with the level of achievement in NCEA results.
Matamata-Piako District Council urged residents to conserve water.
The Walsh Flying School took place at Waharoa Airfield.