New face wel­comed at Chron­i­cle of­fice

Matamata Chronicle - - Classified - TERESA HAT­TAN

Lynda McRae has made Mata­mata home af­ter va­cat­ing the ‘‘crazi­ness’’ of Auck­land.

The new ad­min­is­tra­tor at the Mata­mata Chron­i­cle was ex­cited to make the move to the Waikato town­ship af­ter spend­ing the past 34 years in Auck­land.

Lynda’s hus­band Robin has flown with the Pi­ako Glid­ing Club since 1990 and they have owned a home here for the past six years. The cou­ple de­cided to up sticks and re­lo­cate per­ma­nently.

Ca­reer-wise Lynda has spent many years in the cash in­dus­try, in both bank­ing and se­cu­rity. She is look­ing for­ward to work­ing as part of Mata­mata’s very pop­u­lar lo­cal news­pa­per.

Lynda says the life­style change has been fan­tas­tic to date. ‘‘Peo­ple here are just so lovely. Ev­ery­where you go peo­ple make you feel like you’ve done them a favour by mov­ing to their town. Ev­ery­one is just so friendly. When you’re walk­ing or run­ning the streets, you ac­tu­ally get hel­los, rather than be­ing ig­nored like you would in Auck­land.’’

Lynda says she is look­ing for­ward to meet­ing the com­mu­nity and has al­ready joined the Mata­mata Golf Club. She is en­joy­ing ex­plor­ing her new en­vi­ron­ment.

PHOTO: TERESA HAT­TAN

Lynda McRae is the new ad­min­is­tra­tor at the Mata­mata Chron­i­cle.

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