Construction site blessed as next phase of project begins
The Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre project continues to make steady progress, with the site now cleared and construction set to begin.
The site was blessed last month with karakia prior to foundations being laid.
Special guests taking part in the ceremony were Lisa Gardiner (Ngati Haua), Mokoro Gillett (Ngati Haua), Whare Thompson (Ngati Haua carver) and Dianna Vaimoso (Ngati Hinerangi).
At this stage over 50% of excavations have been completed, backfilled, and compacted. The next stage will be the laying of foundations for the new building.