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Wel­come to the first Mata­mata Chron­i­cle of 2018. To kick off the year, we’re cel­e­brat­ing the achieve­ments of long-time Na­tional Party politi­cian, Lind­say Tisch, who fea­tured on this year’s New Year Honours list, for ser­vices as a Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for the Waikato elec­torate. He had worked as an MP since 1999, re­turn­ing in 2017. Re­porter Rexine Hawes also has a story from those be­hind the Mata­mata Com­mu­nity Gar­den. The gar­den re­mains a cher­ished part of the com­mu­nity but more care and at­ten­tion is needed to make sure of its longevity. Thefts and dam­age re­main two of the prob­lems the gar­den faces and the or­gan­is­ers are ask­ing peo­ple for help to make sure the site is se­cure. Rexine also has a story on sharemilker Shanon Eyre, who through the Mata­mata Aero Club, has com­pleted a long-time wish to be able to fly a plane. Not many peo­ple are lin­ing up to be his first pas­sen­ger but a close friend may take up the chal­lenge. We’re look­ing for­ward to the New Year and telling more fab­u­lous sto­ries from around the com­mu­nity.

Lawrence Gullery MATA­MATA CHRON­I­CLE: (07) 888 7011 News Di­rec­tor: Lawrence Gullery, 027 839 6388, lawrence.gullery@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz AREA SALES MANAGER: An­to­nio Ganz, 027 204 2920, an­to­nio.ganz@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz ADVERTISING CONSULTANT: Ja­nine Bar­rett, 027 404 9073 ja­nine.bar­rett@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz REPORTERS: Rexine Hawes, (07) 888 7011, rexine.hawes@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz and Mike Bain, (07) 827 3840, mike.bain@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz CLASSIFIEDS: lynda.mcrae@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz (dead­line 3pm Mon­day) DISPLAY BOOKING DEAD­LINE: 3pm Thurs­day DIGITAL EDITION: mata­mat­achron­i­cle.co.nz ADDRESS: 2 Tainui St, PO Box 148, Mata­mata 10,425 AUDITED CIRCULATION (ABC for 12 mths to 31 Dec 15).

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