Kevin Curtis took up the reins as Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer.
A special banner was made to celebrate and encourage Matamata Olympic swimmers Penelope Marshall and Matthew Stanley. A fire destroyed a house in Walton. Hinuera School took part in the Paper4trees initiative.
The upgrade of the maternity facility at Pohlen Hospital began.
Ella Tappin received a Freemasons University Scholarship.
Matamata College student Anilise Fitzi was selected for the Junior Under 19 Volleyball team.
A special concert was held to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.
Pictiur Perfect won the annual Fieldays window display competition in Matamata.
Jacob Lawrence got to show off his invention, the Grass Blaster, to Prime Minister John Key.
Fatal crash feared at the intersection of Firth St and Farmers Rd.
Six Matamata Lions Club members were acknowledged for more than 300 years of service to the community.
Matamata teens fundraise for the Matamata Skate Park upgrade.
Hundreds of residents waited outside the Memorial Centre to watch Matamata College senior students enter the annual ball.
The Matamata Intermediate Future Problem Solving team of Chelsie Park, Nicole Butterworth, Awhina Pearce and Talia Parker headed to the United States.
Sincerity Apparelmaster Matamata was named the winner of the 2012 Quality Audit Award.
The Matamata Gwynne Shield team showed off their skills at the annual event.