Popular spud in a bucket back
Rotary Matamata’s annual fundraiser Spud in a Bucket is back.
Buckets can now be purchased from a number of businesses around town, with planting taking place over Labour Weekend later this month.
Competition organiser Stew Wadey said Spud in a Bucket has become a Matamata tradition and is always well supported. ‘‘The competition is really quite simple,’’ he said. ‘‘We provide the growing medium (a bucket), a seed potato and a list of rules. The rest is left up to you."
Winner at the weigh-in earlier this year was two-year-old Jack Ryan – proving age really is no barrier.
The cause the competition will support this time around is yet to be determined, but in the past the event has supported End Polio Now.
Rotary Matamata president David Hulme said the club certainly appreciated the support of the local community in this annual event. ‘‘We traditionally sell more than 100 buckets each year in this project and there is always a good amount of healthy competition within the different businesses and service clubs that take part.
‘‘This is the 10th year we have run this competition and it continues to be an important project in our local community,’’ he said.
Weigh-in will take place on March 1, 2016 at Railside by the Green.
Buckets are $10 for adults or $5 for children and are available from Colourplus, Paper Plus, Mitre 10 or the Boltholder.
Rotary Matamata’s Stew Wadey is organising this year’s Spud in a Bucket.