Rail­side’s rooms a great re­source

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

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