Invitation to the community from John and Dorothy, current owners of the Sculpture Park and Waitakaruru Arboretum. “Together with a panel of supporters, we are in the process of setting up a charitable trust to ensure the park’s future. The key to an effective and enduring trust is a good quality board and committed volunteers… Read More Would you like to be involved in the Art-in-Nature Arboretum Trust?
The weather was perfect to welcome “St George’s” to our Little Library lineup. There were plenty of generous book donations and delighted readers giving new homes to many. All of the little libraries’ stocks are now replenished and there is a box of books to restock shelves when supplies get low. Thank you to all… Read More Great weekend for book sharing!
The two Little libraries in Matangi Village, opposite the Four Square, and made for us by people at Springhill prison, have been a great success. Some books these days are a bit bigger though and Matangi resident, Brian Bowell, has now made us a very special, new, Little Library to sit beside the two we… Read More Inaugural Matangi book share. Saturday 22 August, 10 – 12 noon. welcome our new little library. Have a chat, grab a book to read and/or bring books to giveaway.
‘We first and foremost want our taproom to be a local community space, a place for people to meet. All people young and old are welcome. We are quite limited as far as our space and infrastructure, but willdo our best to accommodate everyone. We are dog friendly, but please dogs must be under control… Read More Bootleg Taproom opens at Matangi Factory
Invite follows for this excellent cause and event… Support research for better outcomes for Waikato women diagnosed with breast cancer. Tickets are still available for our Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust’s Fundraising “Best Of” dinner to be held Wednesday 23rd October at the Glaxo Building (Matangi Dairy Factory). We are making the Factory building look… Read More Fundraising dinner, inspirational speaker, and meet Waikato greats at the Matangi Dairy Factory
From John & Dorothy Wakeling Being consistently open every Sunday is working well with more than 180 visitors enjoying Spring at the park in recent weeks. It is good to see how many people are renewing their interest in the park and introducing others to it. Local people will have noticed the pine harvesting along… Read More Sculpture Park News Sep 2019
It’s on again, the fantastic Matangi Garden Club Plant sale ! Trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, produce(yumm), cakes and raffles – everything a great plant sale should have, even morning tea. A great morning out to stock up on plants for the busy spring planting season with plants lovingly raised from the talented Matangi Garden Club.… Read More Matangi Garden Club – Massive Annual Plant Sale 9am-12pm, Sat 5 Oct 2019
Info from NZ Pure Tour This year’s festival will run from 20 – 29 September 2019, when visitors will take tranquil walks along the Manor’s justly celebrated avenues and past its drystone walls, ponds, stream and waterfalls, wreathed in soft clouds of pink cherry blossoms. These will be the backdrop for an array of delightful… Read More Waikato Cherry Tree Festival 2019 – Located on our very special Matangi Road
NEWS FROM YOUR WAIKATO DISTRICT COUNCILLOR Finally, a welcome break from the wet weather – a fine weekend at last; time to cut the lawn. A lot has been happening in the Waikato District during the last month including: – A $92m funding announcement for the start-up 150-passenger rail service between Hamilton and Auckland –… Read More Rob McGuire’s August 2019 Newsletter
If you want to showcase local talent, run a workshop/course? You can apply for funding for a local creative event/ project for our community. Waikato District Council has the $s ready. Applications close next Friday August 23. A great opportunity. Check the details and/or call Lianne, the Community Development Advisor for a chat https://www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/services-facilities/community-development/funding/creative-communities-new-zealand-funding-scheme Click… Read More Creative Communities Funding available