Fer­tiliser com­ing to you

Lions on the drive

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By ABBY BROWN

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.

Photo: ABBY BROWN

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.

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