Railside’s rooms a great resource
Matamata is lucky to have many services committed to making the town a great place to live.
Railside by the Green is governed by the Matamata Community Resource Trust, with the objective to promote, facilitate, encourage and develop the advancement and support of community services of a charitable nature in the Matamata district.
There are four trustees: chairperson Bill Shilton, Mark Sutherland, Garry King and Colleen Harris.
The trust can be run by five trustees and the trustees invite any community-minded people with an interest in becoming a trustee to come forward.
Railside by the Green has a boardroom and meeting rooms available on a daily basis.
Tenancy of rooms is also available and the trust is proud that the Citizens Advice Bureau, The Matamata Community Health Shuttle Trust and Kiwisense are based at Railside.
The Department of Corrections, Care NZ and Barnardos also have satellite office rooms.
The Citizens Advice Bureau is open from 10am until 4pm each weekday.
They take bookings for the Health Shuttle and can assist any person with any inquiry.
Kiwisense is a counselling service and Alan Baker is always happy to help people with relationship coaching.
Care NZ is an addiction treatment and recovery service.
Counsellor Rachel Shaw comes over each Tuesday and Thursday from Hamilton.
Barnardos social workers are available to assist families.
The Department of Corrections Community Probation Service come over from Tokoroa each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Lynette Ringer, a registered erapist, also visits on Fridays.
Lynette is ACC registered and can assist with many issues including sexual abuse and trauma issues.
The Matamata Healing Group are available at Railside on the second and fourth Thursday of every month and offer prayer and encouragement for physical and emotional healing. No charge and no appointment needed.
Railside is committed to improving social services in the Matamata community and welcomes being able to network with other organisations or community groups to assist this process.
Thanks: The Matamata Public Relations Association recently farewelled Jan Barnes who has been a valued committee member for over 15 years. PRA chair Denise Williams made a special presentation to Jan, highlighting her dedicated commitment to her community through the Matamata Public Relations Association committee. Jan has stepped down from the PRA to devote more time to her elected duties with the Matamata-Piako District Council.