Mayor opens her diary to the public
A powhiri for a new police inspector, Matamata Civic Centre Development working party and the Hospice Matamata opening are just some events and meetings mayor Jan Barnes attended during July.
It forms part of the ‘‘mayoral diary’’ which will be reported to the Matamata-Piako District Council today.
Mayors can make their diaries publicly available as part of their efforts to be accountable to the community.
On July 5, Barnes attended a powhiri at Matai Whetu Marae to welcome Inspector John Kelly as Area Commander Waikato East.
On July 13 she attended a working party meeting to discuss the civic centre development and on the same day attended the opening of the new hospice op shop in Matamata.
A site visit to Jaggers Road, to view future hanger sites from the Waharoa Aerodrome followed a meeting on July 22 with the aerodrome’s co-governance group.
The mayor’s final entry for the month was her attendance at the Ranfurly Shield challenge rugby match between Waikato and King Country at Bedford Park on July 30.