Board mem­ber farewell

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.Since 1989 Nora Matel­letti has been a Ti­rau Com­mu­nity Board mem­ber but 2016 will be her last year.

South Waikato mayor Neil Sin­clair said he was proud but a lit­tle sad­dened to present Martel­letti with flow­ers dur­ing the coun­cil’s re­cent meet­ing.

Matel­letti has been on the board since its in­cep­tion in 1989 and served as chair un­til 2013 af­ter which she con­tin­ued to re­main a mem­ber.

‘‘Nora has been a sup­porter of not only her com­mu­nity of Ti­rau but of the South Waikato District for many, many years,’’ Sin­clair said.

‘‘She has served on the South Waikato Per­form­ing Arts Trust for many years and freely given of her time as a trustee and vol­un­teer at all of the trust’s ac­tiv­i­ties at its flag­ship venue - the Plaza The­atre in Pu­taruru.’’

‘‘Her work as an ac­tive mem­ber of the Vic­tim Sup­port group for the district has meant that she has been avail­able at a mo­ment’s no­tice to aid any who have been the vic­tim of any sort of crime. That, as­so­ci­ated with her work as a JP has meant that the peo­ple in the South Waikato have had a woman who has self­lessly put the com­mu­nity’s needs ahead of her own,’’ he said.

Matel­letti spoke briefly and said as much as she had given to the com­mu­nity she had re­ceived back.

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