Transition Matamata has turned one. Looking back, it has been a busy and productive year.
Four film nights and the four workshops so far have been popular.
The recent Sausage Making 101 workshop with Steven Simpson at Matamata College was a real sizzler by all reports!
The Eco Homes Tour in May at Julian and Caroline Mason’s lovely home on the edge of town drew over a hundred people interested in learning about sustainable home design.
The late August Green Buildings Road Trip to Tauranga to tour four buildings, organised for the council elected officials and staff, offered insights on sustainable community buildings.
Mayor Barnes and Matamata councillors participating said it was excellent ‘‘ food for thought’’ as the council looks at a renovation or rebuild of the Memorial Centre, office and library.
Transition Matamata has a snazzy new logo and is now an incorporated non-profit society (the latter work kindly looked after by David Parker at Edmonds Marshall Lawyers).
Recently, the group was awarded $400 from Matamata Piako District Council as a part of their Community Grants programme.
Money raised during the year through workshops and gold coin donations at events will go towards worthwhile community projects.