Final Reclining Sportsmen Club Charity Dinner at Longlands Farm and Restaurant.
Room 10 students at Firth Primary won the Olympic Banner Artwork Competition.
Matamata residents welcomed lower petrol prices.
Te Kura o Waharoa marked Matariki (the Maori new year).
Graeme Guilford became the 65th president of the Rotary Club of Matamata.
Rotarian Kevin Sing received a Paul Harris Fellow Award. Matamata Brass was given a new cornet by the Rotary Club of Matamata in memory of the Wheadon.
The New Zealand Women’s Foursome tournament was held at Matamata Golf Club.
Waikato MP Lindsay Tisch visited East Timor.
Matamata footballer Andrew Clothier was awarded a football scholarship in Massachusetts.
Frank’s Sausages won a top award at the Taste Magazine Farmers’ Market New Zealand Awards.
Tainui Press Design and Print won gold at the New Zealand Pride and Print Awards.
New Zealand’s 50th service station was opened in Matamata.
Matamata Intermediate’s Rippa Rugby team won the Triangular Champs.
Matamata College’s Zak Lang was hit and killed by a train.