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We de­cided to walk into town last Satur­day now that the weather is fi­nally play­ing ball.

I couldn’t be­lieve the amount of bro­ken bot­tles and lit­ter on the foot­paths and in the gar­dens.

I had to pick up sev­eral big pieces of glass and put them in the gut­ter out of the way of lit­tle feet, and as for the coun­cil gar­dens!

When we first moved to this beau­ti­ful town 12 years ago there never used to be an is­sue with glass or lit­ter or graf­fiti or dog crap and the gar­dens were im­mac­u­late.

Yes I know the town has grown but alas the man­power to keep ev­ery­thing look­ing good has de­clined, go fig­ure, out of the three towns, for­give me if I am wrong, Mata­mata is the largest but in my opin­ion the least well looked af­ter, not a good look for all the vis­i­tors we get, such a shame.

-Chris Lid­di­coat

Whether they were go­ing to the races I know not, nor if they had en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion for the supreme win­ner, but I am­sure both would have done well!

Imag­ine my sur­prise when I opened the Chron­i­cle at page 3 to find a liquorice all-sort was the supreme win­ner.

Al­though get­ting on in years I can still ap­pre­ci­ate a good look­ing lady dressed for the oc­ca­sion but, sorry, I still con­sign lol­lies to the lolly jar!

-Alan Goodall day to day. Mainly trucks.

I have al­ways lived out in the coun­try and not as many trucks as I’ve no­ticed since be­ing on Bur­wood.

-Monique But­ler

The Supreme Win­ner of the Fash­ion in the Field event was Belinda Green, from Po­keno, at the Mata­mata Breed­ers’ Stakes, Fe­bru­ary 25.

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