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The Mata­mata-Pi­ako Dis­trict Coun­cil was quick to de­mol­ish the Pete Petersen wa­ter foun­tain as soon as a res­o­lu­tion was reached with the Petersen fam­ily. On to the next prob­lem. Headon Sta­dium. Re­cently the coun­cil’s cor­po­rate and op­er­a­tions com­mit­tee met where fund­ing re­pairs to the sta­dium was one of the hot top­ics, as you would have read in Rexine Hawes’ story on page 1. The sta­dium is in des­per­ate need of re­pair but the com­mit­tee was told that the $2 mil­lion set aside for main­te­nance work was not ac­ces­si­ble un­til 2019. A re­port on the sta­dium’s current con­di­tion sug­gested re­pairs to some parts needed to be made soon. But with no bud­get, and no money ac­ces­si­ble right now to fix those prob­lems, it seems the coun­cil has painted it­self into a cor­ner. This brings for­ward the ar­gu­ment that the coun­cil should sup­port the pro­posal by Mata­mata Fu­tures, to build a new sports sta­dium. Mayor Jan Barnes wants to open up the de­bate to the com­mu­nity be­fore the coun­cil makes a de­ci­sion.

Lawrence Gullery MATA­MATA CHRON­I­CLE: (07) 888 7011 News Di­rec­tor: Lawrence Gullery, 027 839 6388, lawrence.gullery@fair­fax­me­ AD­VER­TIS­ING CON­SUL­TANT: Ja­nine Bar­rett, 027 404 9073 ja­­rett@fair­fax­me­ RE­PORTERS: Rexine Hawes, (07) 888 7011, rexine.hawes@fair­fax­me­ and Mike Bain, (07) 827 3840, mike.bain@fair­fax­me­ CLAS­SI­FIEDS: lynda.mcrae@fair­fax­me­ (dead­line 3pm Mon­day) DIS­PLAY BOOK­ING DEAD­LINE: 3pm Thurs­day DIG­I­TAL EDI­TION: mata­mat­achron­i­ AD­DRESS: 2 Tainui St, PO Box 148, Mata­mata 10,425 AU­DITED CIR­CU­LA­TION (ABC for 12 mths to 31 Dec 15).

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