FROM THE EDITOR

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place -

First of all, I think I need to pass on the oblig­a­tory con­grat­u­la­tions to our All Blacks. I’m sure a large pro­por­tion of Mata­mata res­i­dents were up at 5am on Sun­day to watch the big game. The an­tic­i­pa­tion, the nail bit­ing, the cheer­ing - there was all of this in my home just like many oth­ers I’m sure.

The other big event in town on Sun­day was the in­au­gu­ral Mata­mata Fes­ti­val of Cy­cling. What a fan­tas­tic event or­gan­ised by a small group of cy­cling en­thu­si­asts. The day was stun­ning and pro­vided the per­fect back­drop to what I’m sure will be­come a reg­u­lar on the Mata­mata events cal­en­dar. It was fan­tas­tic to see kids out on their bikes hav­ing such fun to­gether. I even man­aged to have a go on a 3G step­per bike with­out fall­ing off! I’ll be ask­ing Santa for one that’s for sure! Con­grat­u­la­tions must also go to the Mata­mata Bap­tist Church. They cel­e­brated their 50th birth­day on Sun­day and the carpark was full. I’m sure both past and present con­gre­ga­tion mem­bers came to cel­e­brate with you all. Teresa

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