Mata­mata vol­un­teers recog­nised

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page - By TERESA RAM­SEY

Many hours of self­less hard work were recog­nised at the Mata­mata-Pi­ako Dis­trict Coun­cil 2015 Com­mu­nity Vol­un­teer Awards in Wai­hou last week.

There were 37 vol­un­teers from through­out the Mata­mata Pi­ako dis­trict at the cer­e­mony, which was held the week be­fore Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week.

Dis­trict mayor Jan Barnes said the awards cel­e­brated self­less work. ‘‘It takes a spe­cial kind of per­son to sac­ri­fice their time and energy,’’ she said.

‘‘How rich our com­mu­nity is to have such an abun­dance of com­mu­nity sup­port. The abil­ity of peo­ple to work will­ingly to­gether for the bet­ter­ment of their com­mu­nity is a re­ally valu­able re­source.’’

The awards were part of Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week, which runs from June 21 to 27.

MATA­MATA VOL­UN­TEERS:

John van der Hulst, Jim Pa­ton, Ch­eryl Shear­man, Frank Row­son, Anne Vuglar, Mary Cob­ham, Bruce Dearlove, Mike Gaeng, Jeanette Humbly, Jocelyn Downs, Mar­garet Calder, Ge­off Yeend, Elaine Hills, Ch­eryl Tay­lor, Bar­bara Bishop, John Stiles, Diane Rangi, Shirley Wal­lace, Neil Al­gar, Jakob Lenggen­hager, David Stan­ley, Joan Stan­ley, Eu­nice Al­gar, Peter Love, Noeleen Leighton and Joan Hall.

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