Keeping Matamata beautiful
Osteria da Gino managing director Marco Zoraja says he and his team take pride in keeping their business looking beautiful.
And their efforts have not gone unnoticed.
Keep Matamata Beautiful has recognised and awarded Marco and his team at Osteria, an Italian restaurant at the corner of Arawa St and Broadway.
The group, chaired by Robin Burr has recently been reformed.
It had returned with new members who were eager to work hard to keep Matamata looking its best.
Past projects have included planting wildflowers along the entry ways to Matamata and the hanging baskets on Broadway and Arawa streets.
The group’s aim is to promote beautification of the town, including keeping it litter free and eradicating tagging.
It works alongside MatamataPiako District Council, which is partnered with Keep New Zealand Beautiful.
Osteria received a certificate in recognition of the valuable contribution to the attractive appearance of Matamata.
‘‘They have done a fab job and cleaned this corner up,’’ said Burr of Zoraja’s efforts.
Burr said they would love more people to join Keep Matamata Beautiful. Clean up New Zealand week is in September and there are plenty of projects for people to get involved with.