Tal­ly­ing Up

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

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