FROM THE EDITOR
Wow - where has this year gone? As we count down the days until 2016 arrives I find myself with lots to be thankful for.
I have my health and a warm home to go home to at night and enough food to put on the table.
It can get tricky at this time of year for families who struggle to get through normal weeks, let alone the commercial pressures that come with the festive season. Many children often ask for all the latest toys and gadgets.
Parents are likely to be stretched in making sure their children feel spoilt this Christmas. But some Matamata families will struggle to put food on the table.
We as a community can help by donating to various causes at this time of year. Noble & Lee will be visiting businesses tomorrow (Thursday) collecting nonperishables and donations for the foodbank to distribute to needy families. And there are quite a number this year. So please - do your bit and bring a few cans to donate. It’ll mean the world to a family this Christmas.