JAN­UARY

Matamata Chronicle - - Year In Review -

Well known per­son­al­i­ties from Mata­mata and Pi­ako take a stand against fam­ily vi­o­lence.

New bill­boards fea­tur­ing lo­cal faces and a strong ‘‘fam­ily vi­o­lence is not OK’’ mes­sage are now on dis­play in Mata­mata, Mor­rinsville and Te Aroha.

Ma­son Joel Wright was the first baby born at Pohlen Hos­pi­tal, mak­ing an ap­pear­ance at 6.22pm on Jan­uary 5.

For­mer Mata­mata-Pi­ako mayor Hugh Verco was awarded an ONZM for ser­vices to lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

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