Fertiliser coming to you
Lions on the drive
With Pohlen Hospital planning a new wing, and Matamata College rugby and netball players needing funds for overseas tournaments, the Matamata Lions’ annual fertiliser drive is as needed as ever.
Volunteers will be selling hundreds of bags of fertiliser, lime, compost and dolomite door-to-door in Matamata this Saturday.
Car- loads of volunteers from Pohlen Hospital and Matamata College are helping out and will each earn a share of the profit.
The fertiliser drive is a massive undertaking for the Lions which has been organising the project since the early 1960s.
The drive has humble origins; a few enterprising Lions crawled under a woolshed and scraped out and bagged manure for sale.
The project is now of a much larger scale, with more than 5 tonnes of fertiliser, compost and dolomite mixed, bagged and delivered each year.
A further 450 bags
of Daltons compost is also sold.
Matamata Lions are grateful for the assistance of Wealleans, Ballance, Swaps and Daltons.
Over the years, the drive has supported many local organisations.
The Lions also pick up casualty calves as another fundraiser.
HAPPY VOLUNTEERS: From left, Trevor Potter, Bryan Rawiri, Kane Rawiri, Lady Margaret Spring and Murray Davidson are ready for the Lions fertiliser drive this Saturday.