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i and welcome to the years middle edition of Scene! June is a pretty special time of the year, especially having the opportunity to welcome all our new families to the district. Shifting house at the best of times can be stressful but I can only imagine for many of you with a couple of hundred cows, all your farm machinery and equipment, and your family, the sight of empty boxes will be something you will really look forward to! I hope it hasn’t been too hard on you and that already, you are enjoying the hospitality of the community we all call home. In the Matamata and Tirau area especially, you really have picked a great place

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The town that really Mata matters! On Sunday a group of past and present Intermediate students and their teacher Mrs Mac (Jaime McIntyre) organized “Clean up Matamata 2018” Over 140 volunteers turned out and collectively, bagged 390kg of rubbish! Huge thanks went to major sponsors LJ Hooker, Hobbiton Movie Set and Laser Plumbing. Pictured from back left doing their part are Matamata Intermediate students Jorja Stone, Jenna van Nistelrooy and Brooklyn Milne. In front is Ashleigh Olesen.

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to be. You will find the biggest percentage of local businesses are owned and operated by the very people who serve you, and if they can’t help you with what you need, they will certainly point you in the right direction. Whether its schooling, sports and recreational activities or a myriad of clubs and activities, it’s all here and we hope you soon realize what a great town you have chosen to be a part of – so, welcome! So what is Scene you ask? Well… completely independent of “the big guys” our sole aim is to entertain you and share the positive, happy and progressive side of this community. Every advertisement, every

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story and photograph is local and in a nutshell, if it’s not good news, it’s not Scene. I assure you we are not burying our heads in the sand but frankly, there is enough doom and gloom when you hear the news on television, radio and the national daily papers. We are simply celebrating the good side of life and hopefully making a small part of your day a smiley one. Ok, so having said all that and for those of you who are reading Scene for the first time – I promise I wont drone on any further, so put your feet up, be good, be kind and be careful and until next time, I’ll see you round like a circle. Caron

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aving been a dairy farmer, and with members of my extended family still farming, I have been busy lending a hand with moves over the Gypsy Day period. I grew up in Matamata, and am a proud supporter of rural and provincial New Zealand. I consider this district to be a major contributor to the primary industry success in the Waikato region, with a big heart and great community spirit. Matamata is a strong rural service town, where the diversity of businesses can cater to all your needs – whether you’re working on farm, or relaxing off farm. We have fantastic schooling, top notch medical facilities and a wonderful public space and library with the new Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre. As your Member of Parliament for Waikato, I welcome the opportunity to connect with you; I want to hear your views, concerns and recommendations to make our community and our country stronger. Keep an eye out for a notice of

my hosted coffee mornings and public meetings, and if you are interested in politics, we hold a number of events and meetings through the year. Contact my electorate office for more information on these events. My talented team of electorate agents are here to help, and can support you in communicating and dealing with Government departments, business and non-Government agencies. There have been some real challenges for the agriculture sector recently, and I want to reiterate that I am here to listen and help where I can. One of the most important things to remember when times are tough is to keep communicating, get out and connect with others through our schools, sports clubs and community groups, and while it can seem the hardest thing to do at times – keep smiling! Once again, welcome to the district, I wish you all the very best for the coming season and I look forward to meeting you soon. Tim van de Molen MP

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atamata Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief Fire Officer Kevin Curtis laughed when he told Lyndon Johns and Marty Prescott they have now by default, joined the elite and knowledgeable “old boys club”! The two volunteer fire fighters were celebrated at a prestigious awards evening recently where they joined the Gold Star 25years service ranks. “Lyndon and Marty are well respected within our brigade and with their dedication and experience, can be relied upon to undertake any task given, whether on the fire ground or around the station” says Kevin. “They are exemplary role models to our younger and new members, and we are all very proud to acknowledge their Gold Star achievement.” Having joined the brigade in their early 20s Marty and Lyndon have seen significant changes over the years, particularly with fire and emergency (FENZ) training, protocol and assistance. “Initially fire fighters were just that” says Marty, “fire fighters. We were all trained in first aid of course, and attended MVAs, but these days increased medical incidence is common practice as first responders.” In celebrating their long service, the pair acknowledge that as much as being a fire fighter is part of who they are, they could not have achieved this without their wives, families and of course, employers. “We choose to volunteer” says Lyndon, “but a significant part of that is only possible through the support of the people around us. Whether that’s leaving our family at a moment’s notice, or at times, being engaged for several hours away from our jobs, we certainly appreciate the understanding and support.” Along with their Gold Star medals, both Lyndon and Marty were presented with Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade Life

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Pictured are Marty Prescott (left) and Lyndon Johns (right) who were recently presented with Gold Star awards acknowledging their respective 25years service to Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade. The pair were also presented with Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade Life Honorary Member awards. Photos by Black Photography & Framing.

Honorary Member awards at the recent ceremony. “It was incredibly humbling for us to receive these” says Lyndon. “The Gold Star reflects length of service, but to have your brigade consider you worthy of Life Honorary member status was pretty

emotional for Marty and I. I couldn’t have been more proud to stand alongside him at such a special time, especially in the company of our respective families, friends and esteemed colleagues within FENZ.” Caron Stewart.

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or local GP Andy Minett, leaving the UK saw him begin a holiday that really never ended! He and his wife loved New Zealand and after experiencing the rural, small town dynamics, Matamata was the place they decided to, figuratively speaking, sink their flag. “I have been extremely fortunate to be part of a group of likeminded colleagues passionate about providing excellence in medical care for almost quarter of a century” says Andy. “Our model has worked very well and is undeniably one of the best rural centres around. Many other communities aspire to provide such a great facility and look to Matamata Medical Centre as a model.”

Having served this community for just over 23 years, Andy says his decision to change direction has been cemented by the introduction of excellent replacements very keen to work in rural Waikato. “It has been difficult over the past decade to retain new doctors in rural communities like Matamata” says Andy, “but for a variety of reasons, we have and I am very confident the transition will be extremely beneficial moving forward.” Although Andy has thoroughly enjoyed his career at Matamata Medical Centre, he has a passion for ensuring quality residential care of the elderly is available 24 hours and is hoping to build on a similarly successful model for that demographic.

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“Maybe with my own family grown up, the realisation that I’ll need good care in the not too distant future has inspired my decision” he laughs! “In all seriousness though, it will be difficult to hang up my stethoscope in such a great community, but I am excited to have the opportunity to use my experience in a way that will help and benefit our elderly. Matamata has been a terrific place to raise our children, make lifelong friends and really is where we all consider home. I’d like to offer my thanks and appreciation to all my patients, their families and community that have so warmly welcomed us over the past 23 years and wish you well.” Caron Stewart.










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s you can imagine, with most members also busy with families, jobs and various commitments, producing up to three shows per year can be challenging for small amateur theatre groups. In light of this, Matamata Dramatic Society decided a mid-year show that required minimal rehearsal, next to no set, costumes or technical expertise and a limited cast and crew would be appropriate. As it happened, long serving thespian, Richard Prevett, had a cracker of an idea that ticked all the right boxes. Although radio shows might be considered somewhat archaic with today’s age of technological advancement, Richard has always believed in the simple entertainment and satirical nature of live radio. Perhaps this is due to the preTV age of his own heyday, but nonetheless – he’s excited to have had a hand in the production of ‘The Great Matamata Radio Show’ about to hit the boards at the Little Theatre. “If you don’t have a sense of humour, perhaps this show is not for you” laughs Richard, “but in contrast to everything

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hen a couple of local women got chatting in 2011, their combined love of Christmas and all its frivolity instigated a unique and special event that raised significant funds for Pohlen Hospital and Child Cancer. Initially the brainchild of Kath Coppard and Eileen Weal, the inaugural Mid-winter Christmas Festival was a huge success and with beautifully decorated courts, people of all ages were treated to a magical journey through snow laden landscapes, the sparkles of Christmas trees, spectacular lights and traditional decorations. It offered a festive spirit at a time of year where most are beset by the doldrums of winter. Children were delighted, parents were astounded and grandparents fondly reminisced. The festival was such a success in fact, that it became a biennial fundraiser with many of the court holders confirming their interest two years ahead! Funds are now exclusively raised for the benefit of Pohlen Foundation Trust. With the next Mid-winter Festival planned for 2019, Pohlen Foundation Fundraising Administrator, Charlene Conner is excited about being involved for the first time and invites anyone with a little bit of sparkle or interest to join the Midwinter Christmas for Pohlen committee to get planning underway. “We are very fortunate to have a few of the original committee members keen to remain involved” says Charlene, “and others that are happy to offer advice or guidance to us newbies. If you would like to help out, inject some ideas or even confirm interest in creating a court, I would really appreciate contact. It’s a really fantastic fundraising initiative and I have no doubt, will be a lot of fun. Please feel free to contact me Tuesday to Friday at Pohlen Foundation Trust on 881 9100 or email” Caron Stewart.

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JOY Mata Waqanituinayau Some would explain joy as the absence of sadness, stress, depression and sorrows, and we would like to think that joy is somehow like that, and that could be entirely not true because what makes up what is called a joyful life is everything that you face in life whether it is good or bad. Sometimes we don’t normally realise that what could be the most joyful life that we always dreamed of has to be sown in tears, one of the Psalmists in the Bible says “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.” (Psalms 126:5).

from living a joyful life. What I mean to say is that Joy can be very much part of your life despite of what the situation may be in your life. That goes to show that we can we really find joy in the midst of crisis or in our moment of trial.

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We look at the life of the Church, since the Church began in the book of Acts 2 Believers were forbidden to speak of the name of Jesus, yet they preached about it, they told everyone they could about the goodness of the Lord.

they found great delight and joy in preaching about the name of Jesus. The persecution of the church started in the time of Nero the Roman Emperor and it lasted over 200 years, it is believed that the secret of the church strength in all those years of persecution is Joy, how? Because the Bible says that “THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH” (Nehemiah 8:10). We can trust in someone who has been through all the suffering and pay our way in so that we can have joy that will last to eternity.

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Rotary recognise excellence S tarfish Social Services visionary Jo McIntosh and Matamata GP Dr Greg Dunn have been recognised by Rotary Matamata for the work they have done within the local community. At a special Rotary meeting, held at Starfish’s new premises last week, Jo and Greg were both awarded community Paul Harris Fellow recognitions for the work they have done in establishing and growing the community-based social services facility. Starfish’s genesis came from an idea Jo had in 2009 concerning the welfare of young and socially-marginalised people within the Matamata community and Greg almost immediately came on board as a support and Trust Board member. Jo says along with the other initial board members – Daryl Anderson, Dion Edgecombe, Gareth Clarke and Ross Bay – the organisation started, with an aim to provide a unified youth voice in Matamata. “That was one of the driving philosophies behind Starfish,” Greg says. “It was not just old people making decisions for young people. The youth voice is integral to Starfish.” Initially Starfish began with one $60,000 contract to make a difference with at-risk youth and has grown over the years to provide counselling, mentoring, family violence support, advocacy, youth development and after-school programmes. Both Greg and Jo were shocked at the recognition they individually received. “For an organisation like Rotary, to look outside its membership and acknowledge us is incredibly surprising and humbling,” Greg says. “At Starfish we are taking a social justice perspective with our young people. If we can give them the tools to get through and give them a chance to mature to adulthood then we see the greater good

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ENQUIRE NOW: 07 888 7418 • Did you know that our Rest Home in Matamata provides short-term care for those needing Carer Support? • We also provide Day Respite Care. • We can advise you on how to get funding which is available from your DHB or the Ministry of Health. • While with us during the day, or for a longer period, your loved one will enjoy a variety of great activities and outings and delicious home-cooked meals and baking. • Personal Cares can also be provided. Starfish visionary Jo McIntosh (left) and former board member Dr Greg Dunn (right) with Rotary Matamata president Peter Vossen after receiving their community Paul Harris Fellow recognitions.

that can come from this and from Jo’s passion and drive,” Greg says. Jo says while receiving the recognition from Rotary is very humbling, it is important to recognise that there is a large team of staff and board members making Starfish a success. Rotary Matamata President Peter Vossen says it is a thrill to be able to recognise both Jo and Greg for the amazing work they have done at Starfish. “A Paul Harris Fellow is recognition through Rotary of the work they have both done in our commu-

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nity and they are both very deserving.” At the same meeting, held at Starfish’s new premises, Rotary Matamata presented Trust chair Daryl Anderson with a $20,000 donation towards the renovation work that has been carried out on the building. “This is crucial and amazing funding,” Daryl says. “Funding is always a challenge hence the need for community involvement to redress the shortfall in centralised funding.” David Hulme.

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n February 2, 1988 Allan Fairweather was nominated for membership with Matamata Kiwanis and was formally inducted just a week later. His first taste of Kiwanis was assisting with the organization of a fashion parade for the Plunket Society, a collection for the Air Ambulance, the annual cricket match, donation of a swim suit to the IHC and the investigation for the provision of a spinal stretcher for the St John ambulance. It was only a few months later that Brent Chappell presented him with all the records of the Gateway Games and told him he was now the secretary of the organization. The turned out to be a reasonably long term appointment as he held that position until that project ceased to operate many years later. In 1989 there was a suggestion that Matamata club should investigate a possible youth exchange with the Kiwanis clubs in Australia as there had been some dissatisfaction with the way the New Zealand Districts Exchange Scheme with New Caledonia was operating. In view of that a Committee was formed which included Allan, the late Eric Fleming, Kerry Williams from Morrinsville Kiwanis and Jim Kyle. The encouragement from the clubs visited in Australia resulted in the formation of the Australian/New Zealand Youth Exchange committee and Allan served on that committee for some years. Over the years Allan has supported many of our club projects and was part of the team from our club who attended meetings in Otorohanga in an endeavour to establish a Kiwanis club in that area. He was also instrumental in trying to resurrect the Cambridge Kiwanis Club in 2000 and joined that club as an active member in August 2000. His inter-club attendances have not been confined to our District as he attended a club meeting of the Doncaster/Templestowe Kiwanis Club in 2004 during the time he was in Melbourne assisting in the promotion of the Youth Exchange Scheme. That was also the occasion of that club’s 25 year Anniversary celebrations. In the 1995/96 year he was the Vice President of our club and succeeded Warwick Jones as President on October 1, 1997. During his year as President the then Secretary, Christine Caven relinquished the Secretary’s role in June and Allan accepted that commitment for the rest of his Kiwanis year and has remained as Secretary of our club to this day. The Kiwanis records do not disclose the actual date that he became the club’s Bulletin Editor but he has now fulfilled that role for well over 10 years. Allan has also attended several District Conventions - his first being in Mt Maunganui in 1988 followed by Kaitaia in 1989, Rotorua in 1990, Hamilton in 2000 and Napier in 2003.

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In June 2005 our club accepted responsibility for organizing a stage of the Targa Rally and Allan became responsible for the management of that project. That involved informing all the residents of the route when the rally would take place, ensuring that all gate and access ways were taped shut, ensuing that there were enough stewards to man the route and seeing to the removal of the tapes afterwards. Today he attends inter-clubs on a regular basis, is involved in the Terrific Kids Programme , assists in recording details of our club’s Vanuatu supplies, contributes to the Divisional Charity Golf Tournament and generally helps out wherever he can. Allan’s contribution of 30 years of Kiwanis Service was acknowledged recently with the presentation of Kiwanis International 30 year Legion of Honour award.

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We are local, proven and affordable “Harveys were here in town before, now we have brought them back and shortly it’ll be Harveys Matamata. We’ve been out on our own now for four weeks and have sold one property, with another two under offer too.” To celebrate their new venture Jodi & Alan will do a 2.9% +gst commission rate for the next six home owners who come to us wanting to sell their home. So if you’re thinking of selling, or know someone who is wanting to put their home to the market, give us a call first to see what we can do for you. We have the experience of many years of marketing and negotiating.”

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f you’re one of those that love the infamous Broadway or West End musicals, then you’re not going to want to miss the opportunity to attend Nylon, an exciting cabaret style show currently in rehearsal at Matamata College. The third cabaret showcased under the directorship of music teacher, Laura Atkins, promises to entertain the most seasoned theatre goers with performances of some of the best musicals in history including Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, Grease and Mamma Mia. Laura has spent literally hours and hours writing, editing and mixing the backing tracks which will see 14 exceptionally talented year 10 to 13 singers provide all the glitz, glamour and sparkle of theatrical legends. “Nylon will be a singing spectacular” says Laura, “with exceptional solos and beautiful four to six part harmonies. We have broken the show into four brackets which will each feature well known renditions of popular children’s musicals, mega musicals, singles and pop rock genre performances. There will certainly be some-

thing for everyone and I have absolutely no doubt, will appeal to audiences of all ages.” Although Nylon has a predominate focus

on singing, dance and movement will also compliment the cabaret with a couple of students currently attending the Diane Wilcox School of Dance featured.

Confirmed for August, all performances will be door sales so mark your calendar now – you won’t be disappointed. Caron Stewart.

Currently in rehearsal, Nylon, the cabaret style musical will be performed at Matamata College in August. Musical Director Laura Atkins is pictured with some of the talented students who will showcase many of the songs that made Broadway and West End famous.

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or more years than anyone can remember, Matamata Toy Library has operated from Tamihana Street and with minimal rent, has always appreciated their tenancy given they literally run on the smell of an oily rag! Recently however, the small committee received devastating news which could have potentially forced closure of the popular service. “After receiving notice, we were desperately in need of somewhere to continue operating at minimal expense” says volunteer, Rebecca Brophy. “We were extremely thankful to secure space at the rear of the Matamata Scout Den on Broadway, but with very little operating capital, would greatly appreciate assistance from anyone able to help with a few repairs and our working bee.” If there are any local businesses that might be prepared to donate small essentials but unable to physically help, that too would be hugely appreciated.” As far as physical repairs, the immediate “essential” list includes changing current locks and adding a deadbolt, replacing one broken window and installing bars on three, repairing two small holes with plywood or jib board, and installing a curtain or blind. Volunteers would be appreciated to remove old wooden structures, clean, sand and paint the area. If anyone would like to donate materials or funds towards the purchase of them, cleaning products to remove mould from walls and ceilings, paint, rollers and brushes are required, two large carpet pieces (6m x 4.5m and 6m x 3.5m) and a vacuum cleaner would be appreciated and - on the eventual wish list, would be some kind of shelter above the front door. Currently with no eaves, an open door in wet weather is certainly not ideal! “We are intending to hold a working bee this weekend on Friday and Saturday

(after junior sports of course!) and, if anyone is available – even just for an hour or so, we would really appreciate their assistance” says Rebecca. “You are welcome to contact me on 021 119 3237 or Lisa on 021 154 2976 for any further information.” Operating along similar lines to a public library, Toy Libraries are all about toys, toys and more toys! Matamata Toy Library provides fun, durable and educational toys which are accessible to all members of the community for a minimal rental, catering mainly to preschool children. The aim aside from providing great toys on loan, is to extend children’s social, physical, emotional and intellectual development through play. “Quality toys are expensive and children quickly become bored once its play value has been exhausted” says Rebecca. “By providing new play materials every week or two parents can save money and significantly contribute towards the development and education of

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their children. We are run by a volunteer committee and the library also holds a fantastic range of children’s dress-ups and costumes available for rental.” Play is important to all children and toys are a major element in helping to play and learn. Matamata Toy Library welcomes children, their families and caregivers to come and to borrow well designed toys, games, puzzles and equipment. Grandparents are also offered a reduced membership which is an ideal solution when the grandchildren come to stay. Not everyone has an up-to-date toy box sitting at home so by using our service at particular times of year is a popular option for many of our local grandparents. Summer holidays too, offer six week rentals which is particularly handy for some of the bigger items such as water play activities and slides etc. Caron Stewart.

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Pictured from front left are Jayden Pauro (Hero), Georgia Rose Wightman (Miss Kitty), Marissa MaGill (Stumpy), Catherine Hardie (Annabel), Wyatt Winke (Sherriff) and Dylan Brown (Bad Bart). Inside the carriage are Gabrielle Wightman (Miss Frost) and Summer Richards (Miss Lamb).


ith Stumpy, the owner of the goldmine, 103 years old, Bad Bart decides he’s going to take over the town and have all the gold. After all, there’s enough Indians, Mexicans and townspeople to mine it and with such a cowardly Sherriff on the job, who’s going to stop him? As it happens however, he didn’t bank on Miss Kitty, the local saloon’s show girl – or for that matter, Annabel, Stumpy’s fearless tomboy daughter. Like any good western, there’s obviously a hero that will saunter in and save the day albeit after the drama of the goodies, the baddies and the others! For director Gerard O’Neil and producer

Rob Haskew, coordinating around 70 Matamata Intermediate School students who in a variety of ways are involved in the show, has been a logistical challenge he laughs, but is coming together well. “We have been rehearsing for a couple of months now” he says, “and as the students become confident with their roles and learn their lines, Rob and I are a lot more confident it’s going to be a great nights entertainment. The way the West was warped is predominately a musical so its been great to give our singing students a platform in which to share their talent.” Along with such a large student led cast and crew, Gerard and Rob appreciate

the efforts Joy Dunham has gone to with the fabulous costumes, and of course, the authentic props and set created by teachers Karen Raymond, Gary Crocker and Jasmine Trower. “We would also like to acknowledge our appreciation to Graham Cummings” says Rob, “who has helped tremendously with lighting and sound. His expert assistance has helped alleviate a lot of stress!” Showing at Matamata Intermediate School hall on June 26, 27 and 28, tickets are now on sale at black Photography & Framing or at the school reception. Door sales will also be available with entry set at $10 for adults and $5 for students. Caron Stewart.


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Welcoming Stu to the Ford and Mazda family After working for a couple of decades in small town New Zealand, Stu Koch thought it might be a nice change to hit the bright lights and experience the same industry with them ‘city folk’. As it happened, he soon realised he missed the ‘wee’ side of life. “When I say the wee side, I actually mean the WE side” laughs Stu. “I guess I took it for granted that when walking down the street, the ‘Hiya Stus’ were actually an integral part of any position you hold in a community like Matamata. Whether heading up the street for a coffee or a bite to eat, I’d often return to the office with three warrant of fitness bookings, two services and a test drive of the latest model on the lot. People get to know you and often, that gudday in the street reminds them they ‘meant’ to get that sorted!” Although initially employed at one of the high end dealerships in the Bay of Plenty, a transfer within the company saw Stu take up a position in

Hamilton. “It’s not that I didn’t enjoy my job” says Stu. “I simply realised that the relationships you build with customers and clients in a town like Matamata, really is what provides the satisfaction and reward of your working week. At the end of the day, it is certainly not the badge on the bonnet as much as knowing you have ticked all the boxes

when asking the question of what do you want in your next car.” Ironically after coming to this epiphany, it was while at the gun club with a mate that it was suggested Stu give Vaughan a call at Fairview Motors. “At the time I wasn’t sure I could say that F word without stuttering” laughs Stu! “All the old boys of course, have that friendly rivalry about Ford or Holden and, although back in the day they were very different, thankfully these days as I said, its more about what you want in a car and the purpose it serves. I accepted a position with a company that has delivered for decades and am thoroughly enjoying my new challenge back on home ground.” If you’re in the market for reliability, pop in and see Stu – he’s part of a great team that really does have a Ford or Mazda for every member of the family.


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E United Matamata Sports Our focus is on providing the opportunity for people from our local community to be able to play rugby, netball and hockey at all levels. We currently have a strong junior club catering for 180+ young rugby players. Our clubs Senior A, B, and U21s side compete in the Waikato wide competition. We also have several netball teams in both competitive and social leagues and our senior men’s hockey team play in the Waikato division.

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very year Scouts New Zealand help 15,000 young people enjoy new adventures whether that’s in the outdoors, with others or simply working towards gaining confidence to reach their full potential. With a strong belief in the philosophy around Scouts, Matamata Group Leader Rob Donderwinkel got involved when his son took an interest in joining. At that point there was no local Scout group, only Keas and Cubs. Now however, by implementing the National nationwide model which includes adventurous activities, moral values of respect and positive attitudes, a healthy mixed gender membership of 51 is made up of Keas (5 to 8 years), Cub Scouts (8 to 11 years) and Scouts (11 to 14 years). Part of the new model for the Scout section is helping to implement social skills and personal development, community spirit, discipline and respect for the flag. In their progression in the Matamata Scouts experience, the skills of being reliable, sensible, community value and life balance opportunities are encouraged. It is intended that these young people with finish their time with the knowledge to progress as future leaders. “Through orientation, navigation and camping experiences, our Scouts are encouraged to learn everything from first aid and survival techniques through to tying knots and cooking” says Rob. “We’re all for taking advantage of the excellent facilities and landscape right here on our doorstep which of course, benefits our approach to working for others and community spirit. There are many opportunities to expand our young people’s minds and we

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Matamata Cub Scouts are pictured helping Kiwanis with their Waharoa Cemetery restoration project recently.

Matamata Scouts enjoyed a camping experience over Queen’s Birthday weekend.

are currently investigating initiatives to enhance this which include things such as working with Youth Search and rescue – with whom they share camping facilities on the McNeil/Brady farm in Te Poi and aviation awareness in collaboration with the aero and gliding clubs based at the Waharoa Aerodrome. With the next national Jamboree confirmed for December 2019/January 2020 at Mystery Creek, Matamata Scouts are in fundraising mode hoping to ensure all interested will have the opportunity to attend. “We are fortunate that the Jamboree isn’t too far from home this time round” says Glen Ashford, Scout Section Leader, “but as we head into preparations, we will have various opportunities to support our fundraising efforts so watch this space!” The programmes offered by Scouts cater to boys and girls development in the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental aspects of their lives in an appropriately safe environment where they are encouraged to be themselves, work together and thrive. If you would like further information or have children interested in joining Keas, Cubs or Scouts, feel free to contact Rob at or phone him on 021 113 2396. Caron Stewart.

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Lions feeding local schools

ith a mission to get around all local primary schools, Matamata Lions are taking their motto, ‘We Serve’ very literally in coming months. At a recent meeting, ideas were discussed about how members could get immersed in the community with initiatives that involve all members of the community, particularly as 2018 marks 60 years of service to the Matamata district. Starting at Firth School last week, members of the service club provided a complimentary lunch of hot sausages and apples to all students at the school.

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We’re here to help you change your view You wouldn’t wear a cocktail dress with jandals – or a dinner suit with work boots, so why would you complete a room without ensuring it included appropriate window dressing? Local couple Rob and Alexis Drake are experts in curtain, blind and specialty work and have spent the past 30 years working personally with their clients to create very individual, and very stylish, interiors. “Every home is unique” says Alexis. “Our clients have different needs within their completed look, both inside and outside the home, so we choose to work

with them personally, ask a lot of questions, take existing décor into consideration, and provide individual solutions that exceed expectation.” Working only with fabrics, soft furnishings, wall coverings and accessory ranges that are proven to perform, Rob and Alexis have invested heavily into providing choices they personally recommend, guarantee and know to be of the highest quality. “We have many exclusive designer ranges available” says Rob, “and a particularly impressive range of children’s coordinates. Clients often like to match their drapes with other accessories such as cushions, duvet or bed coordinates and furniture, so we ensure available ranges are up-todate, accessible and available. We have a purpose built showroom as well as a fully functional on-site work room. Curtain Creation clients are assured of a full and personal service from start to finish.” “These days people have vastly different ideas and that’s probably why we are known as window dressers more than straight curtain makers” says Rob. “We have clients that, for instance, have medical conditions that require complete block out, others who like sheers that provide protection from harmful sun damage and subsequent fading to furnishing but no loss of light, and

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many that have features such as indoor/outdoor pergolas that benefit from weather or wind protection. Shutters, outdoor blinds and rollers have become particularly popular in recent years where this type of thing is concerned” adds Alexis. Offering a free in home measure and quote, Rob and Alexis are available to discuss new and existing home décor and as well, enjoy the opportunity of creating fabulous results with beach and holiday homes! “We enjoy thinking outside the square, particularly with new builds” says Rob, “and if we can meet with client’s right from the planning stage, we can incorporate a variety of fantastic features such as motorization etc that is designed to be fitted before the Gib stage. Enquiries are always welcomed of course and we are happy to offer solutions that fit your needs, your style and most importantly, your budget!”


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Jubilance for Jesse

fter one of their valued team members sustained serious injuries while working onsite, Hayden and Shaun Begovich, co-directors of Begovich Builders Ltd, immediately wanted to help. “Even with a spinal injury that has left Jesse (Apiti) paralysed from the waist down, he continues to amaze and inspire us with his attitude and positivity” says Hayden. “He has been determined not to let his wheelchair define him and has remained active and involved in creating his future.” Wanting to offer Jesse continued support, Begovich Builders decided to take part in the Taupo Great Lake relay with the

intention of securing sponsorship and raising funds for him. Incredibly, the whole crew and even partners and friends immediately pledged their support and in total, 24 runners were registered. “We individually gathered sponsorship as well as approached our suppliers, other local businesses and basically anyone we thought might be keen to help Jesse” says Hayden. “We were blown away by the response – it was incredibly humbling to see so many come together and help achieve our goal.” Once the relay and competitors were confirmed, Jesse advised Hayden and Shaun he would prefer any proceeds were split between the two organisations that helped him most following his accident – Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter and the Auckland Regional Spinal Unit (Middlemore Foundation).

Left and below right: Hayden and Shaun Begovich, co-directors of Begovich Builders, and Jesse Apiti who is confined to a wheelchair after sustaining a spinal injury, are pictured presenting Jesse’s chosen recipients each with $12,500, half of the total $25,000 proceeds of fundraising following the Taupo Great Lake relay. They are the Auckland Regional Spinal Unit (Middlemore Foundation) and the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

We did it! Pictured is the entire Begovich Builder’s crew with Jesse in front at the completion of the relay.

With three Begovich teams registered and each of the eight members per team completing a leg of the relay race, $25,000 was raised collectively. “Shaun completed the entire 67km relay individually” says Hayden, “but every single competitor gave it their all. We had such awesome support from so many and, although it would be impossible to acknowledge everyone, we sincerely appreciate every contribution.” Along with many suppliers and supporters from outlying centres we offer our

grateful thanks to local businesses including Baigent Motors, Sportsworld, Challenge, Imatec, R&R Construction, Nu Line Decorators, Laser Plumbing Matamata, King Electrical, Jimmy Neal Electrical, Prestige Group, Comag, Paramount Scaffolding, Cooper Aitken, Denovo Group, Laurent Contractors and Matamata BNI. “If we have inadvertently missed anyone, it is certainly not our intention so please accept this as a personal acknowledgement also” says Hayden. Caron Stewart.

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Capping off a fantastic season

ith only five clubs having previously won Waikato Golfs premier match play competition in the last 35 years, change was in the air as Walton faced Matamata at Riverside Golf club last month. The two team’s pervious encounter during the round robin phase of the competition was a very tight affair with five singles matches going down the final hole to find a result. Chairman of Selectors for Walton Golf Club, John Higgins, had a selection headache on his hands with all eight eight squad members being available for the six man final. The team’s final make up for the day consisted of Waikato No 1 Charlie Smail, club new comer and former Wellington Toro Representative Ben Slaven, Waikato Masters Representative Andrew McGiven, Garrard Shield team member Jono Blair, former New Zealand Long Drive team member Mike Buckman and former Thames Valley Rugby Representative and this year’s bolter Kyle Moore. As previously reported a sensational eagle down the last from Matamata’s Nathaniel Cassidy and Curtis Cortesi left the foursomes round with Walton leading

2.5 to Matamatas .5 heading into the afternoon singles. Both teams came out firing in the all-important singles, with some great golf on display to see it too close to call at the half way point. In the end it came down to the number 1 match of Charlie Smail and Jack Trower to decide the overall result with Charlie winning on the 17th to give Walton the team victory. “Both teams have a lot to be proud of today” said Walton’s Mike Buckman. “There was a lot of passion and intensity out there which really did make the final special, not only for the fact that it was the climax to a great season for both clubs, but that in the end we had the opportunity to do something special for the Matamata Piako District after so many years of dominance from the Hamilton based clubs” he said. This caps off a fantastic season for Walton Golf Club who along with winning the handicap match play Prebble Cup, also finished 2nd in Division 4 having contested the final against Te Kowhai. Walton now play the regional winners from Auckland (Royal Auckland), North Harbour (Murawai GC) and BOP (Tauranga GC) on 17 June at Cambridge Golf Club in the CEO Trophy.

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indly sponsored by Arrum Ali, Allenco Marine, Harry Fort Decorators and Phil Stevens Racing, the Matamata Fishing Club’s June tournament saw 42 anglers weigh in 215 fish with an average weight of 1.384kg. Here a few of the highlights: Heading to Hohora, Gary Brown and Phil Stevens were well rewarded for such a long trip over a miserable and wet Queen’s Birthday weekend. They returned with a bin full of great fish but the pick of them weighed in at a massive 8.615 and 9.225kg (whole weight) respectively. What a great effort!

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Zowie Houghton has been brought up by a very keen fishing family and knows all too well the satisfaction in catching a good fish! The June fishing competition at Matamata Fishing Club was however, her first official weigh in and as you can see with her weekend haul, she’s going to be one to watch!

Fishing with his family just around from Fantail Bay, nine year old Aidan Titterton was pleased to catch a pretty decent eel!

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Servicing the community for over 50 years The team at King Electrical welcome all new families to the district and thank existing customers for their continued loyal support. Meet the directors:

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Standing united for South Sudan

fter a peace deal in 2005 negotiated at the end of a 22 year civil war within Sudan, South Sudan gained independence in 2011. Sadly however, just two years later, the government’s coalition collapsed due to the President and vicePresident representing different political parties and ethnic groups. This erupted into conflict and as a result, led to the killing, injuring and displacement of millions of people. Conflict continues – even though a peace agreement was signed in 2015. The facts are astounding. It’s not just another sad international story where peo-

ple are going hungry – nearly a third of South Sudan’s population have been forced from their homes and have little or no access to life essentials we are lucky enough in New Zealand not to have to even comprehend. More than two million of these people are refugees and have crossed borders seeking safety in neighbouring countries such as Uganda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nutritious food, clean water, safe toilets, a place to live and an education should be a basic right of life but now, for more than seven million people, humanitarian assistance and protection is literally the

Volunteering his help cooking the BBQ Victor Horscroft was only too happy to help Room 10 students with their fundraising efforts. He is pictured with teacher, Hayley Kearns and students Jack Fernyhough, Brodie Shaw and Milana Tapper.

Along with organising the sausage sizzle, students of Room 10 built huts in class and learned about South Sudan. Pictured are Emma Holden, Ryleigh Cossill and Brenna Kurth. Ryleigh and Brenna will also be completing a backpack challenge this weekend where they have to survive 40 hours on only what they can fit into a backpack – let’s hope that begins with a blanket!

difference between life and death. Students at Matamata Intermediate are standing united, particularly with the children of South Sudan. They are desperate to help given over 80% of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are women or children. Thankfully, our children can’t begin to imagine such hardship but, with the 2018 40 Hour Famine supporting these people through World Vision, they know their individual efforts will collectively increase their chances of survival. As well as providing emergency response items such as water and essential food and non-food items, World Vision’s goal is to provide re

habilitation, resilience and self-reliance through a strategy designed to enable communities to establish agriculture, vocational skills and access credit to establish small business. Along with securing individual sponsorship for the 40 Hour Famine, students also supported a school wide sausage sizzle raising money for World Vision organised by students of Room 10. With a goal of raising $1,000 the class negotiated a prize with their teacher Hayley Kearns and, if they meet their target… they get to water bomb her! Caron Stewart.

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hen Leo and Brigitte Kingston purchased Matamata’s local decorating specialist store in 2008, they had no idea just how invested they would become in their new community. They, along with their three young children, had migrated south – leaving behind family, friends and a busy Auckland lifestyle.


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“I’ll be honest, it was a daunting and significant shift” says Leo. “The kids were at an age where they had established friendships and interests, and aside from moving to a community where we knew very few people, we had also left a large network of family support.” As it happened however, the Kingston family almost immediately felt at home. “I was very fortunate to have learned a lot about the painting and decorating business through my dad being a professional painter and a few of my 12 siblings also involved in the industry. Brigitte too has always had a passion for colour, design and coordination so to have purchased a business encompassing all these elements was a perfect fit for us.” Working with clients and customers, the one-stop decorating shop approach is something the couple have enhanced over the past ten years in an effort to provide outstanding solutions to all exterior and interior projects – big or small. “Obviously we work alongside many of our local decorating tradesmen” says Brigitte, “but also, it’s always such a pleasure to offer individually customised consultancy. We employed Gina, a qualified Interior Designer, who over the years has created dozens of beautiful and unique styles for private homes and living areas right through to commercial or corporates such as the new Pohlen end of life wing.” Now rebranded as Guthrie Bowron, access to renowned brands such as Dulux, Cabot’s, Intergrain Woodcare and Berger Paint has further increased accessibility to “city selection” with the personal service of “community owned and operated”. Leo, Brigitte and Gina are committed to going the extra mile for their customers whether it’s a simple tint or paint match, beautiful ranges of drapes, curtains and window dressings, a room makeover or an entire look for a new home or building. “We are committed to ensuring every client feels our options completely reflect their personal style, budget and desired result” says Brigitte. “We will guide you through the entire process discussing colours design and of a course, a free measure and quote.

7.30am - 5pm Monday - Friday | 9am - 12pm Saturday E: | Ph: 07 888 8119 Guthrie Bowron Matamata | 17 Arawa St, Matamata 3400

92% of consumers trust referrals from people they know* Do people refer your business? Accountant

Cooper Aitken Accountants

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888 8002 027 733 3218



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Begovich Builders

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Electrico Ltd

888 8245



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Matamata College

027 548 3929

Graphic Design & Print Inhouse Design and Print

888 8545

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Rangiriri Consultants

880 9783

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888 8147

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Cooper Tyres

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0800 230 235

As a local business you can increase your chances with BNI BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals. It does so by helping you build personal relationships with other qualified business professionals. Members of BNI pass dozens of referrals each month that generate thousands of dollars worth of business for each other. Belonging to BNI is like having a group of salespeople representing your business, and in return you are representing their businesses. What goes around comes around. If I help you, you’ll help me and we will both benefit as a result. With only one BNI member per industry, getting to know local businesses is easy. There are opportunities however for businesses to gain membership through a different facet of their business – you will however, be expected to refrain from talking about the service category occupied by your competitor. If a salon does hairdressing and beauty therapy for example, one business may choose hair services and the other, beauty treatments. If you are unsure, don’t hesitate to contact the leadership team for more information.

Join Matamata BNI and increase your referral business.

To find out more or visit our weekly meeting phone Carissa on 021 448 240 or Katrina on 027 362 9686. GATEWAY

Rangiriri Consultants Ltd Environmental, Health & Safety AND Quality Management Systems. HSNO Compliance.





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Colour In


Q: Where do cows go for lunch? A: The calf-eteria!

Q: How long do chickens work? A: Around the cluck!

Q: Why did the cow cross the road? A: To get to the udder side! Q: Why did the turkey cross the road? A: To prove he was not a chicken!

What’s Different?

Find 8 things that are different in the second picture

Q: Why are cats afraid of trees? A: Because of their bark!

Answers: 1. Cows tail is gone 2. Cow gained one spot 3. Window on barn is gone 4. Two new eindows on barn 5. Cow is gone 6. Some of the fruit on the tree is gone 7. Weathervane is gone 8. Cow is sticking out her tongue


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Pohlen Maternity

Welcoming our new arrivals

Classifieds... FOR SALE


BLOODWORMS Frozen and tucker. Kaimai Turtle Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata township.

I OFTEN say to myself, “I can’t believe that cloning machine actually worked!”

I’VE MADE a website for depressed tennis players, but the servers are currently down. Allen Danya was born on April 26 and weighed 3370g.

Paul, Tash, Lexie, Harry and Brody would like to introduce their newest family member. Jax Charles Collins was born on May 17 and weighed 5lb 10oz.

Beautiful baby boy, little Mr Ngaika, makes baby number seven for Whetu and Marohia. Ngaika was born on May 20 and weighed 7lb 9oz.

Lalla Loeffen

Thoughts from the Bible


Integrity is a lovely quality when found in a person’s personality. It could be described as the “wholeness” of a good character. There is no obvious defect to detract from the complete person. The predominant characteristic is honesty. If we are faithful to Jesus we will

have integrity. We need to examine ourselves now and then to ascertain our integrity. If we see signs of failure or weakness we must ask Jesus for forgiveness and renewed strength. Recently when reading I came across this little verse which I feel is a good recipe for achieving integrity: “I never can hide myself from me;

I see what others can never see I know what others can never know I have to live with myself and so – I want to be fit for myself to know.” From “Lively Stories for Children” by Rita Snowden Prayer: Come Holy Spirit and lead us in the paths that keep us true to ourselves and to Jesus. Amen.

RED ROBIN hedging, $3.50 at Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata township. WALDO ALWAYS wears stripes because he doesn’t want to be spotted. FREE to give, free to take. Used plant pots/punnets. Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata township. TREES for Tuis at Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata township.

Lions – My journey so far


have often been asked why I joined Lions. I originally joined the Lions Club of Matamata in April 1995 after being invited to a couple of meetings by my neighbour, Harry Taylor. Having not long arrived into New Zealand emigrating from the UK my initial reason for joining was to meet people and see how I might get involved in the local community. I did not realise then quite how Lions would change my life.

I’VE RECENTLY developed a phobia of elevators and I’m taking steps to avoid them. GRISELINIA Hedging plants only $3.50 at Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata Township. OXY WEED for your goldfish at Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata township. MY EX-WIFE still misses me. But her aim is steadily improving. POND PLANTS plentiful $14 Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata township. NEVER DATE cross eyed people. They might be seeing somebody on the side!

Convention that year I was approached to take the next step and I accepted the role of Zone Chairman the following year. This meant that I was then looking after eight Lions Clubs with over 300 members and representing them on the District Cabinet. It was great to see how other clubs operated and started to increase my interest in the wider picture of Lions.

velopment and training for the whole of New Zealand and, during my three years in this role, I have been able to enhance training and development countrywide. I continue to be involved in developing the new Lions leaders of tomorrow as I mentor future District Governors. So I am now very privileged to be able to give back to Lions by sharing my experiences.

Being the largest service organisation in the world with more than 1.4 million members in 208 countries the International Association of Lions Clubs (LCI) is supported by a fantastic infrastructure which includes comprehensive training programmes for all members. During my first year as a Lion I was encouraged by members of the Lions Club of Matamata to attend an Emerging Lions Leadership Institute being held in Christchurch in November 2005. This was a great opportunity for me to learn more about Lions as well as starting my personal development towards future leadership.

I was then asked to take on the role of 2nd Vice District Governor which I took on in 2011, Vice District Governor the following year and District Governor in 2013. Training was provided along the way including an Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Oak Brook (USA) in November 2011, then facilitator training in Orewa, December 2011, followed by various district and national training programmes before I attended the District Governor Elect Training School held in Hamburg, Germany in June 2013, immediately prior to the International Lions Convention, where I was inducted as District Governor by the first Australian International President Barry Palmer.

My first leadership role was as Vice President of the Lions Club of Matamata which I held for two years before becoming President in July 2009. This was a great experience as I led and represented the club in the community. Attending my first District

As District Governor I was looking after more than 1,800 Lions members in 67 clubs from Opotiki in the East to Waihi in the North across to Huntly, Raglan in the West and as far south as Taumaranui and Turangi. This year was a fantastic experi-

Currently I am involved with my club in the membership team and with the district in training and the Lions Alert programme (preparedness for disaster relief), also on the committees for District Conventions in Hamilton in 2018 and Cambridge in 2019. Nationally I am involved in training programmes country wide and internationally I have been involved as a presenter at our annual ANZI (Australia New Zealand Indonesia) Pacific Forum held in Ballarat in August/September this year and then chief faculty member at the Advanced Lions Leadership Institute held in Melbourne immediately after the Forum. I am also planning to attend the International Convention in Las Vegas to be held at the end of the Lions year June/July 2018.

Bob Blackwell


Theatrical Thinking

ust back from London where I caught up with some of those shows I told you about. First up was “Wicked” at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, a pre-qual to “The Wizard of Oz” but with all the characters reversed. Elphaba, the wicked witch of the west, is actually a good witch, while Glinda the good witch is an egotistical bitch. The Wizard of Oz is up to no good, and one character, Dr Dillamond, is a talking and singing Goat. The show has been running in the West End for 11 years now and is very popular with large and colourful sets and costumes. A production of “Wicked” is planned for Tauranga later next year, probably at Baycourt. The new Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein” at the Garrick Theatre is a musical version of his 1974 film of the same name. It is in similar style to his musical “The Producers”, also based on a previous film, and a good laugh if you like his sense of humour. The play “Quiz” at the Noel Coward Theatre is about contestants in a TV quiz show accused of cheating. It’s based on a real incident in 2001 on the game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” where a member of the audience was accused of coughing to indicate the correct answers to the contestant Major Charles Ingram. Some of the audience for this play sit on the stage at the sides to simulate the studio audience. I was lucky enough to get one of these seats so can now claim to have been on stage in a West End play. Closer to home the play “Blind Eye” is on at Cambridge’s Gaslight Theatre, while in Tauranga the comedy “Dirty Dusting” opens at 16th Avenue Theatre, and Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” opens at Detour Theatre this month. Closer to home Matamata Dramatic Society presents “The Great Matamata Radio Show” soon at the Little Theatre.

ence travelling around the district meeting Lions, participating in projects, attending dinner meetings and other functions. I also attended all 6 District Conventions of my fellow District Governors being held in Invercargill, Temuka, Takaka, Taradale, Hawea and Pukekohe. My own convention was held in Morrinsville and we were very privileged to have our International President Barry Palmer attend and the 300+ attendees certainly enjoyed the experience. As District Governor I was a member of the Council of Governors of New Zealand together with the other six District Governors, and we were responsible for administering the Multiple district and decision making for all 10,000 Lions of New Zealand, meeting 3 times during the year. I was then approached to take on the national role of “Global Leadership Team Area Leader” which I accepted. This meant that I was responsible for leadership de-


Lions has given me so much not only in terms of personal growth but also the many people I have met from so many countries whom I would count as friends. Our Lions motto is “We Serve” and this is something I have been very happy to do but I would also say that I have had a lot of fun doing it. The other motto I like to use is “Do good, have fun”. This really sums up Lions and I would recommend anyone to consider joining a Lions club whether you want to meet new people and make lifetime friendships, serve your community and make a difference, and/or take advantage of the opportunity for personal growth and development. Richard Norris, Past District Governor.

World-wide fitness

atamata Intermediate recently participated in a world-wide fitness challenge. Matamata Piako District is competing against the city of Katikami in Japan. We were aiming to get more people involved than Katikami. Katikami in Japan is very similar to Matamata - Piako District here in New Zealand. Ten student sport leaders organised 15 minutes of fitness for the whole school to participate in. The fitness included simple

exercises such as push-ups, burpees, star jumps and much more. Communities around the world compete in a friendly, physical activity and try to motivate everyone to be active for 15 minutes. The whole of Matamata Intermediate students thoroughly enjoyed this event and all agreed that it was a great way to do something as a school at the same time. By Alicia Rusk, Summer Richards and Mikayla Furness SCENE 12 JUNE, 2018


Classifieds... FOR SALE






GOLDFISH Only $8. Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata Township.

YOU’RE READING this – so will 6,499 others and their families when you advertise in Scene!

WILD BIRD feeders at Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata Township.

MATAMATA Country Music Club. 3rd Sunday each month. Matamata Memorial & Civic Centre. 1pm. All welcome.

I CAN’T STAND it when people repeat themselves pointlessly. I just can’t stand it!

TYRES All the best brands and service with a smile. See the team at Matamata Tyre Service, Arawa Street, Matamata. Ph 888 7409.

I’D LOVE TO know how the Earth rotates. It would totally make my day.

CANARY Finch and Budgie mixes at Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata Township.

CLOTHING ALTERATIONS Zips/hems and repairs. Same day service if required. Phone Carol on 07 888 9303 or 027 292 2189.

MATAMATA TYRE Service is where you go for tyres! Arawa Street, Matamata. Ph 888 7409.

I ASKED MY boss if I can come to work a little late today. He said “Dream on.” I think that was really nice of him. PEA STRAW Barley Straw and Hay Bales available at Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata Township.

PARROT Lorikeet and cockatiel mixes at Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata Township. I WAS RECENTLY diagnosed with color-blindness. It came out of the green. SOMEBODY stole all my lamps. I couldn’t be more delighted. LUCKY duck and poultry treats at Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata Township.

Trades and Services

Just ane the window cleaners

FLATMATE WANTED FLATMATE wanted, must be working full time, no pets, double sized room with ensuite. $200 per week including power and wifi. Call or text 027 870 0116.

The Window Cleaners, residential and commercial. Glass and joinery cleaning.

Phone Jane for a quote on 07 888 8811 Locally owned and operated with a smile

STORAGE SUNNYPARK STORAGE Storage, short or long term. Cars, motorhomes, furniture. Individual units available. Phone 0274 753 478.

MATAMATA SELF STORAGE Hassle free storage – here when you need us. Completely accessible, secure, pest controlled multi sized units. Phone 07 888 7137.

We service all leading whiteware brands Buying and Selling of New and Used Appliances

Custom Auto Electrix

• Mobile servicing cars, boats, trailers, trucks etc • Diagnostic scan tool • Alarm and radio installs • Complete rewires or repairs


Licensed for Design 1 and 2 BP109375



lectrical (2005) Ltd

If we don’t have it – We’ll get it. That’s a promise. Same day service wherever possible. 2 Waihou Street Phone 07 888 7579 A/H 021 314 914


MARK GREENWELL P 07 888 7128 M 027 493 5472 E

Natural Stonework Designer Schist Brickwork Paving Tiling Block-laying Landscaping




SUPPLIERS OF • Holcim Agents • James Hardie Stockists • Winstone Stockists • All your building needs • Firth Paving • General Hardware Supplies

Rewa Street, Matamata Phone 888 8145 Fax 888 8144 Email:

Country Mus ic

Members $3.00 • Non Members $5.00 5 Yrs – 13 Yrs $2.00 • Under 5 Free ALL WELCOME




• New houses to alterations • Light Commercial • Maintenance

Call Robert Gregory - 021 805 234


Stephen Tong LABOUR ONLY BUILDER Building repairs Underfloor Insulation Weatherboard repairs Competitive rates, free measure and quote


espresso cafe


• W.O.F. • Services • Exhausts • Brakes • General Mechanical Repairs



Ph 021 170 6954 or 07 888 8045

BREAKFAST, BRUNCH & LUNCH / momento matamata

75 Firth St, Matamata Phone 07 888 6692 • Fax 07 888 9487


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Greenwell Bricklayers Ltd

Supply and installation of TV, wifi, audio and smart systems

Phone Benoit Canuel 027 733 3218

Contact, Tom Lunam, club secretary.

Third Sunday of the month 1pm at Matamata Memorial & Civic Centre

and Air Conditioning Industrial • Commercial • Earthmoving & Agricultural • Transport

PH: 07 888 4199 14 KARO PLACE, MATAMATA


Agenda: Financial Report Election of officers General business


Specialist in alterations and additions.

Our AGM will be held in the Clubrooms at 1.00pm on Sunday the 10th of June 2018. All are welcome to attend.

Come along and enjoy an afternoon of country music

Thank you to our June sponsor, Colin West Panelbeaters



HEALING ROOMS Now at corner of Meura and Tui Streets, 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month from 2pm to 4pm. No appointment necessary.

We are very grateful to our wonderful community sponsors who help ensure this valuable service can continue.

Drive to the end of Station Road – you won’t miss us!

Bluey Howell

VENETIAN BLINDS Cleaning & repair. Guthrie Bowron, Matamata, 17 Arawa St. Ph 888 8119.

Notice of Annual General Meeting


Ph Charlie Payze 027 788 5211 A/h 07 888 5211

For prompt in-home servicing call 07 888 4910

KEY CUTTING Biggest selection. Guthrie Bowron, Matamata, 17 Arawa St. Ph 888 8119.




CURTAIN CLEANING Drapes, Roman blinds. Removes mildew. Guthrie Bowron, Matamata, 17 Arawa St. Ph 888 8119.


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SHRUBS Great selection at Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary of Matamata Township.

RABBIT and Guinea Pig nibbles, pellets and treats at Kaimai Garden Centre, Northern Boundary, Matamata Township.

RAISE A toast to bread, for without bread we couldn’t toast.

MATAMATA JU JITSU Club. Self defence for seniors and juniors. Ph David 027 231 2606.

Ma t

YOU’RE BECOMING a vegetarian? I think that’s a big missed steak.

GETTING FAT wasn’t my intention. It was a pure and clear snaccident.



67 Arawa Street, Matamata 3400s07 888 9292



MAIN MOTORS LTD Phone 07 888 1443 CARS all makes and models


ALL REPAIR AND SERVICING all work guaranteed

Mon – Fri 8am-5pm, Sat by appointment Conveniently located on the corner of SH27 & 29 next to G.A.S.


Sparked Auto Electrix Ltd

CARPET CLEANING • Professional Residential & Commercial

FLAT BATTERY? We’re your local Marshall Battery agent.

• Satisfaction Guaranteed

Phone Phil 027 283 0825 or Email:

144 Broadway, Matamata Ph 07 888 5023 or 888 8960


BUILDERS For all your building requirements and concrete needs

Matt Henderson Auto Electrician

0274 774 810 Find us on Facebook


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Evo Steam Cleaning Ltd Residential • Commercial Industrial • Agricultural Interior and Exterior

Steam cleans quickly – and sanitises effectively Talk to us now about ceilings/walls/ovens and so much more

For all your Auto Trimming & Upholstery Requirements Free Quotations Ring Today: 07 888 5484


BUILDERS LTD p 07 888 9447 m 021 397 011

Phone 07 888 1950 Graeme 027 258 4776 • Lynne 022 310 1549 You name it… we clean it

Trades and Services COMPUTERS MECHANIC


TOOGOOD FENCING LTD 22 Arawa Street, Matamata PH: 07 888 5930 Repairs - Sales - Upgrades Network Support - Software Installs Security Cameras - Internet Access AND...YES ...WE CAN COME TO YOU !!!



CONCRETE / PAVING CONCEPTS Plain: Coloured: Exposed BOBCAT – TRUCK (site works) “U say it, We lay it!”

Phone Jonesy 0274 935 062

• • • • • •

Driveways House sites Patios/paths Shed Floors Cowsheds Feed Pads


Excavators • Bulldozers • Grader • Roller • Loader Scoop • Machinery Transport • Trucks Email: •



GST We’ve got 12 seater mini vans! And if necessary, a covered-in trailer.

BOOK NOW! Automotive Servicing and Repairs CARS – 4WD – LIGHT COMMERCIAL All makes including late models Pick up service available!

Great for staff function transport, sports trips, day trips, airport pickup/deliveries courtesy vehicle for weddings/birthdays or just a night out! Phone Peter & Pauline Love

Qualified and Registered Mechanic

07 888 2893 or 021 146 1221

M. 0274 768 100 E.


Te Poi

Jamin de Jong

Fencing &Construction

FENCING BUILT TO LAST • Rural & Residential Fencing • Stockyards • Security Electric Fencing • Rural Buildings • Retaining Walls • Feed Pads • Feed Bunkers • Concrete Work • Decks and Pergolas


Helping New Zealanders to do more

07 888 6680 95 Arawa Street

Terms, conditions and lending criteria apply.


Quality Early Childhood Education

0 - 6 years All welcome Ph: Lisa on 027 859 3362 Find us on Facebook

Sandblasting & Spraypainting

Denis Holdsworth 027 283 6770 1 Waihou Street, Gate 4, Matamata



Collision Repair

Association • insurance and private work • all work guaranteed • free courtesy cars • qualified professional tradesmen • late model collision repairs • free quotes


Approved Structural Repair Centre

Ph 07 888 6508, mobile 021 838 421 6 Waiomou Street, Matamata

Be in to win our monthly $100 petrol voucher draw!



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ARE YOU RENOVATING? We Can: • Install extra power points • Install phone & TV outlets • Upgrade your lighting • Install your security system 12 Short St Matamata. Ph 07 888 8245


Reputable products Local knowledge Great advice Professional service “guaranteed”



TOTAL STORAGE Plumbing • Gasfitting • Drainlaying • Heating

Contact Gary today: 07 888 8715, 07 886 8412 or 027 4960 715 Email:

07 888 9340 2 Elizabeth Street, Matamata



Kings Glass & Glazing • Glass replacement • 24/7 on call emergency repair service • Screen Doors & Windows • Lock installation

Farmers Road, Matamata Ph Lyndon on 07 888 4237 or 021 0233 1627 Email: “Locally owned and operated with pride”


021 128 8081

For ALL your garage door and automatic opener needs


Matamata Rent A Van

7 Tamihana Street • Matamata


We offer personal and business lending. Contact us to learn more. MATAMATA Ph 07 888 7417 Mb 0274 855 453

WOF $40

KEN’S SERVICE CENTRE (2001) LTD For quality TOOGOOD to overlook contact Scott phone 07 888 0778, mobile 027 251 9118




Martin Van Dam 44 Smith Street Matamata Phone 07 888 6629 Mobile 027 275 3788

SUMMER SPECIAL Containers from just $150 per month For more information call 021 676 799 or visit our website


RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL • Open 7 days • Yard Storage for • Security Cameras Caravans/boats • Fully Electrified Fences • Pest Controlled • Automatic Gate Access • Short or Long Term • Clean Units • Insurance Approved Ph: 07 888 8371 or 027 499 9584 24 Waihou Street Matamata

Quality Guaranteed





a! Putting the Power into your are

Also in Tirau Ph: 07 883 1130


0$18)$&785(56 ‡ -2,1(56 ‡ .,7&+(1 */$=,(56REPLACEMENT • GLAZING & CHIP REPAIRS WINDSCREEN 028/',1*6 & FIT • SUPPLY ‡ 7,0%(5 CAT DOORS TOPS • 0$&+,1,1* $872 */$66 • TABLE MIRRORS GLASS CUT TO SIZE • KITCHEN & TIMBER JOINERY

Locally Owned & Operated

20 Waharoa West Road, Matamata Ph 07 888 7338 A/HRS 0274 438 811



Ph: 888 8147 l 0800 PLU MBC O 11A Ga rland St reet l Matama ta Oblliigattiion Fr re ee Quotte es ffo or All Jobs Lar rg ge or Small...

24 Hour / 7 Day Emergency Servic e

Hourly or per metre rates No job too big or too small

10 Waharoa West Road, Matamata. Ph 07 888 4405


FORESTRY 16 years felling experience

Tricky trees • Tree topping and felling Fencing repair • Scrub cutting • Firewood cutting

Phone Robert Stewart Owner/operator 027 812 0162 Or email

Phone: 021 301 697 | Find us on Facebook Email:


TREE SERVICES Nationally Certified

Stainless Steel Specialists Mig, Tig, Arc Welding General Engineering Mobile on-site Farm Repairs Farm Vat Installations Free on-site quotes – free kms


Spa / Pool VALET Services | Spa / Pool Repairs Maintenance & Sales | Spa / Pool Chemicals Pool Cleaners – Robotic Cleaner Demos GREAT DEALS & COMPETITIVE PRICING AVAILABLE Marc Ireland • Ph: 027 346 1375 •


AJ’S Engineering Services Ltd • • • • • •





PLUMBING | GAS | ROOFING | 0800 773 313

Tyres • Rims • Wheel Alignments • Batteries • Puncture Repairs Phone 07 888 6866 53 Firth Street, Matamata

Heat Pumps • Refrigeration Air Conditioning Farm Vat Refrigeration • Ventilation

Phone 07 888 7345 or 0800 CENTIGRADE (0800 236 844)


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$7,999 EXCL. GST • • • • • • •

3-speed sub-transmission – 15 forward gears Selectable 2WD/4WD Front disc brakes Front di -lock in super-low ratio Independent front and rear suspension Heavy duty towbar 24 month/15,000km warranty



Price excludes GST. O er not available in conjunction with any other promotion. O er runs from 1 June to 30 June 2018, or while stocks last.

Chris Bungard


Fishing Report

i all – looks like a bit more rain this week, you might need to take a coat to the Fieldays if that’s your destination and of course for many, it is just that. If you are new to our awesome district, hi and welcome! I am known as Bungey and each fortnight in Scene, I try to advise you on where best to cast a line. On the local scene the streams and rivers are a bit higher than normal but still very fishable. Many of the smaller rivers close at the end of June for spawning. The good news is that you still have a couple of weeks to have a crack at the bigger fish that head up these streams at this time of the year. In the Rotorua area local trout guide Glen Skinner tells me the fishing is good. Now, as around here, the end of June carries


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some significance. The trophy lakes close so you need to get down there and have a crack at them before they do. Glen tells me that in particular, Lake Rotoiti is producing some very nice fish – trout up to 5kg have been caught. To the south to Taupo, the rivers have been a bit patchy as far as catch numbers go. This is not because of the lack of numbers of trout in them, more the fact that they are in spawning mode and they go off the bite a bit – funny that! Out on the lake the early morning horling has been very good. As the water temps drop, the fish feed closer to the surface. For best results try firstly off the river mouths, the fishing are sitting there waiting to head upstream to spawn. To the sea. This is an excellent time of the year to catch fish. Don’t make the mistake of hiding that fishing rod away in some dark corner. Out on the west coast the snapper are in 50 to 55m of water feeding up on worm beds. This also means they are in great condition as they put on layers of


29 Thames St, MORRINSVILLE Phone 07 889 7686

9 Tirau St, PUTARURU Phone 07 883 7602 fat for the colder months ahead. Dwayde Pinny also made special mention to me that the southwest reef is starting to produce some very nice snapper in double figures – very nice! Up to the Coromandel. Well I have to say it again. Its Mr Consistency when it comes to producing beautiful fat snapper and trust me, they are fat! This week there are very big tides. With the new moon on Thursday this is a great opportunity to fish the close in mussel forms as they will have more tide run through them. These big tides give more water flow to move your burley around. Places like Mania Harbour are a perfect place to try your luck. Over the ranges to Mercury Bay area. I have had some very good reports since we last spoke about the snapper fishing around the Merc’s. I don’t get up there very often but I would have to say it is one of my favourite areas. The big tides later this week should be good for straylining along the edges of the foul ground. An area that is producing some very nice fish is along the

southern end of Great Mercury, Teatree Bay area. Over the Kaimais to the Bay of Plenty its been ok. We went out to Motiti over the weekend on the goodship Leander. We fished off the knol at the southern end and ended up with a good feed of snapper – nothing really big though. However the legend Vaughan Mitchel landed a nice kingi on light tackle. The highlight of the weekend was spending quality time with family, including our little grandson Grayson. At just three years old he loves to catch fish and does my heart wonders just to watch him. Happy fishing, Bungey. PS: Our wee grandson Latham’s journey with cancer continues. He says hi to you all and thanks you for your support. The poor wee man is really feeling the effects of chemo at the moment. If you feel like going out for a fish, local horse training guru Phil Stevens has put up a raffle for a trip for four people on his awesome boat. Come in and buy a ticket – he is donating all proceeds to Latham’s cause, awesome huh!

Scene 12 june 2018  
Scene 12 june 2018