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This week we asked the lo­cal gov­ern­ment can­di­dates for the Mata­mata Ward to share their thoughts on the idea of build­ing a new sports com­plex for the town, be­ing pro­posed by Mata­mata Fu­tures Trust. Most coun­cil­lors like the idea but said they’d like a chance to read the con­sul­ta­tion re­port com­piled by the Gi­b­lin Group, which was com­mis­sioned by the trust. The re­port, in par­tic­u­lar, gives de­tails of four sites where the new com­plex could be built. It’s in­ter­est­ing to read that not all the can­di­dates agree on where the sports com­plex could be built. Some are also wor­ried about who is go­ing to pay for the on­go­ing main­te­nance costs. You can read more about their thoughts on the mat­ter on page 7. We also have an up­date on search for a per­son to man­age the BMX track, the com­ing book fair, the Dal­ton’s Tulip Fes­ti­val, a cou­ple of Swifts foot­ball play­ers turn­ing heads and the lat­est on the com­ing Mata­mata A & P Show.

Lawrence Gullery

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