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Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

Drugs and drug-re­lated crime and safety con­cerns are press­ing is­sues for Mata­mataPi­ako at the mo­ment.

Over 100 con­cerned res­i­dents at­tended a re­cent com­mu­nity meet­ing held in Mor­rinsville, in­clud­ing lo­cal iwi, Nga¯ti Haua¯.

There seems to have been a large in­crease in bur­glar­ies and ve­hi­cle theft over the past few months and peo­ple in the com­mu­nity are feel­ing un­safe. Com­mu­nity mem­bers have started doing nightly pa­trols. Nga¯ti Haua re­cently fa­cil­i­tated a youth think tank ses­sion to work­shop a strate­gic plan.

There are some real chal­lenges out there for the health and well­be­ing of our young

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