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.