Petrol station help
Before Christmas, my wife and I had the long-feared situation of an eftpos card being declined at a service station after filling the car with petrol.
Fortunately, we happened to be in Matamata at the Z station. I say fortunately because a good Samaritan from Daltons paid the bill and refused a cheque in payment.
Please publish this letter as a way of expressing our extreme thanks to the mystery man from Daltons. great debt owed by so many of our citizens to Mrs Grace Knauf, the ‘‘flower lady’’ of Pohlen Hospital and ‘‘lolly lady’’ at St Andrew’s Church.
Well or unwell, Grace tirelessly grew and gave flowers to all the offices at our hospital every week.
And anyone going to St Andrew’s was greeted by a loving smile, a kiss for those she knew and a lolly. This was done without fail.
She was a credit to Matamata and displayed the love her maker advocated in his book. Matamata will be a poorer place when she leaves this week and all the certificates of appreciation she earned testify to this.
She will be missed. Over the week, Matamata police dealt with a large number of disorder incidents where alcohol was a major factor.
A 27- year- old woman was arrested and charged with theft and breach of bail after taking items from a liquor store in town.
A 21-year-old Matamata man was arrested and charged with a historic burglary. He will appear in the Morrinsville District Court on January 29.
A 43-year-old woman who was previously trespassed from a shop, returned to the shop and verbally abused the attendant. She will appear in the Morrinsville District Court on January 29 charged with trespassing.
Police attended a two-car collision at the intersection of SH29
Two people were dealt with for breach of the liquor ban at 8.40pm. Both were given precharge warnings.
Overnight, a vehicle was broken into on Jellicoe Rd and a large number of tools were taken.