Keep­ing Mata­mata beau­ti­ful

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Local News - REXINE HAWES

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.

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