Santa parade is coming
There are just a few sleeps until Santa stops by Matamata in his run around the country.
The Matamata Public Relations Association Christmas Parade takes place this Saturday with Santa as the main attraction.
The parade, which takes place rain or shine, is always a great day out for the entire family.
Many community groups, businesses and schools have been busy preparing floats for the annual parade.
There is no need to register, just turn up on the day.
The parade will begin 11am.
There will be a winner in each of the four categories, Best Float, Most Humorous, Best School and Best Commercial. Each winner receives a trophy and a $ 50 gift voucher.