COMMUNITY RALLIES FOR HEART FOUNDATION
Heart fit Matamata would like to thank all who supported the February 19 fund raiser in aid of the New Zealand Heart Foundation’s "Raise your heart awareness campaign".
Special thanks to The Boltholder Ltd and Tainui Press for their joint sponsorship.
Tainui Press were also responsible for the splended advertising posters.
Thanks to all those volunteers who manned the tables through the varying weather phases. to New World, Countdown and Life Pharmacy Matamata for allowing us to share your premises and for the packages provided which were raflled vraising valuable funds.
As always Matamata Rotarians provided willing hands.
Winner os the three raffles will be contacted by telephone. Waharoa Community Hall/War Memorial Hall is a solid platform for positive initiatives.
Initially Matamata Council sent a survey to targeted Ratepayers stating the Hall needed a new roof which would cost $32,000, ratepayers were asked to fund this, just over half said no.
The council did not mention in the survey that, in fat, a negative response could mean the hall’s possible decommisioning.
Many people would like to see the graffiti around the village gone. A playground would be great next to the hall or at the old tennis courts [or perhaps] community gardens, youth groups or Rangitahi forums.
Perhaps the council couls show supoprt to Waharoa Community in some of these ways.
Abraham Lincoln expressed the highest ideal of government when he said it should be "of the poel, by the people and for the people."
Let us all have the cision and foresight of the likes of Wiremu Tamihana and others of his kind. I’m on Buckland Road and it’s horrific the way they drive. Wrong side of the road all the time and stopping to take photos around blind corners. - Natalie Collis
Buckland road is now a death trap! Tourists on the wrong side of the road. Going around blind corners. - Tania Brockelsby
The Matamata community rallied for the Heart Foundation on February 19th, getting behind the annual collection.