Matamata Chronicle - - Looking Back -

Jim Gibbs was in­ducted into the New Zealand Rac­ing Hall of Fame.

The Air­show and Fam­ily Car­ni­val took place at Wa­haroa Air­field

David White, the fa­ther of He­len Meads, launched his book HE­LEN – The He­len Meads Tragedy.

Three hun­dred and twenty- nine con­tes­tants com­peted in the J Swap Mata­mata Chron­i­cle Tower Run.

Former Prime Min­is­ter He­len Clarke spoke at a Mata­mata Women’s Club meet­ing.

The an­nual Mata­mata Sculp­ture Sym­po­sium was held at Rail­side by the Green.

Waikato MP Lindsay Tisch at­tended the Asi­aPa­cific Par­lia­men­tary Fo­rum in Ja­pan.

Sally Jenk­ins was Queen of the Spuds at the Ro­tary Club of Mata­mata Spud in a Bucket com­pe­ti­tion.

Mata­mata Leisure March­ing Dis­play Day took place at Bed­ford Park.

The Pu­taruru, Ti­rau and Mata­mata Sheep Dog Tri­als saw com­peti­tors from as far away as Whangarei trial.

Mata­mata Golf Club mem­bers Jack Trower and Dayna Mor­row- Wil­son qual­i­fied for the na­tional fi­nal of the Ju­nior Tiger Tour­na­ment.

The Grand Hobby Show was held at the Me­mo­rial Cen­tre.

The Hin­uera A cricket team smashed Mor­rinsville by a record-break­ing 120 runs.

Mata­mata su­per swim­mer Matthew Stan­ley rewrote the record books when he beat Danyon Loader’s na­tional records in the 200m and 400m freestyle events at the na­tional swim­ming cham­pi­onships.

Jobe Valves’ new busi­ness premises was of­fi­cially opened.

Hun­dreds of Te Poi res­i­dents both past and present went to Te Poi School to cel­e­bra­tion the Te Poi District Cen­te­nary.

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