FROM THE EDITOR
Welcome to your first Matamata Chronicle of 2016. I hope you all had a lovely festive season and were able to spend time with family, friends and loved ones. I always spend a bit of time at the start of each year reflecting on the past 12 months. I also like to look forward to what the coming year will bring. I don’t set resolutions as such, but I like to have a focus. I hope you all get the chance to focus on what is important this year. Spend that extra few minutes with your children or take time out for yourselves. Once gone, we can never get those minutes back. Be sure to treasure each and every one.
We find ourselves at the start of another busy year. The first few months especially are jam-packed with plenty of fun events. You can find a number of these events on our What’s On page inside this week’s paper. Be sure to have a good look so you don’t miss out on anything. 2016 is also a time for us to celebrate here at the Chronicle. This year your community paper turns 50. We’ll certainly be doing something to celebrate such a huge milestone. - Teresa