Matamata Chronicle - - Looking Back -

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.

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