COM­MU­NITY RAL­LIES FOR HEART FOUN­DA­TION

Matamata Chronicle - - Conversations - Sec­re­tary, Heart Fit Mata­mata War­ren Har­vey, Wa­haroa

Dear Editor,

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.

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