The side wall of Matamata Hire had a mural placed on it depicting well-known Matamata icons.
Matamata-Piako District Mayor Hugh Vercoe invited feedback about proposed pan tax.
Matamata Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Matamata purchased a defibrillator for the Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade.
Jessica Schweizer was chosen as a member of the New Zealand Youth Brass Band to tour China.
Matamata Panelworks and Matamata Paintworks collected awards at the Aftermarket Industry Awards. The former Alibi building was demolished. Two Matamata breast cancer survivors Ruth Oldershaw and Colleen Harris took home gold as part of the Boobops at the national dragon-boat championships.
Hundreds of Matamata residents turned out to commemorate ANZAC Day.
For the first time Pohlen Hospital received a four-year certification period following its audit in January against the Health and Disabilities Sector Standards and Aged Residential Care Contracts.
The TRAC Sports Bar Golf for Pohlen tournament was held at Matamata Golf Club.
Matamata Police welcomed Constable Jeremy Hopson.
Matamata Dramatic Society performed Entertaining Angels.
Local man Bruce Magan mooted the idea to build a new community sports facility in Matamata.
Saskia van Waaijenburg and Andrew Parsonage won the title of World’s Greatest Travellers as part of the Global Scavenger Hunt competition.
Matthew Stanley was named Waikato Swimmer of the Year.
Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Brian Hunter hung up his fire fighting gear after 34 years, 19 of those as chief fire officer.
Matamata teenager Hannah Maher was selected to represent New Zealand at the 2012 World Rowing Championships.
Changes to staff funding revealed in the Budget threatened the loss of five staff members at Matamata Intermediate.
Carol Bennett joined the Matamata Chronicle team when Sarah Steward left to go on her OE.
Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Brian Hunter hung up his fire fighting gear after 34 years – 19 of those as chief fire officer.