Welcome to 2021 and please join us for our first meeting of the year on Tuesday 26th January at 7.30pm in the small meeting room behind the Matakana Community Hall.
Pest Free Matakana Well done to our team of volunteers who have laid the first trap line around Jubilee Park and will be looking to do more this year. If you are interested in helping us lay or check trap lines please let me know.
Successful AGM held on Wednesday 25th November We had a very interesting and social AGM at our last meeting of 2020. We had two speakers on the theme of Conservation and Restoration, Friends of Awa Matakanakana (FOAM) and The Forest Bridge Trust. We are thrilled to be active supporters of both of these groups and you will be hearing more from them on their progress in 2021.
Next Meeting - Tuesday 26th January Join us from 7.30pm in the small hall behind the Community Hall for our regular monthly meeting. We will be hearing from The Matakana Coast Trail Trust (MCTT) on their future plans for further walkways in our area. There was an excellent article on their work in the 13th January edition of Mahurangi Matters which will still be available to read online at localmatters.co.nz. I have also reached out to the developers of the new sub division opposite the school and will be bringing information on their plans and covenants to this meeting.
Local's Lunch - Wednesday 20th January @ The Farmer's Daughter If you would like join us for any of these monthly lunches, please contact Janis to register your interest. firstname.lastname@example.org
Matakantata Choir Although the choir are sad to be saying farewell to their musical Director, Susan Hayday and accompanist, our very own and multi talented Treasurer, Fiona Stratherm it is hello to Jenny Eirena and Val Couling. The new musical director, Jenny, formerly conducted choirs at Mahurangi College and more recently at an international school in Papua New Guinea. Val is a well known local jazz pianist. Matakantata start the new year with rehearsals on Thursday 4th February in the Matakana Community Hall. If anyone is keen to join the choir please contact Lesley Demler on 021 154 3185.
The Big Buzz Festival - Sunday 14th February You will be seeing more signs and information advertising this locally run festival over the coming weeks. We hope to see as many of you as possible for a great day out at the Matakana Primary School.