Pro­tect build­ings

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata con­tin­ues to reap ben­e­fits from the link to the fic­tional Lord of the Rings.

We have put money into an ar­ti­fi­cial ‘‘olde worlde’’ tourist cen­tre. Cer­tainly his­tory (even fic­tional legend and ad­ven­ture) is at­tract­ing vis­i­tors to Mata­mata, but are we do­ing enough to en­sure the sur­vival of Mata­mata’s real his­toric build­ings?

The old­est com­mer­cial build­ing is prob­a­bly the old BNZ on Arawa St

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