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Neil Algar Reserve

This reserve is located at the end of Western Street next to Pohlen Park in north western Matamata. The reserve includes a walkway, seating and trees.


During 1991 the Kiwanis Club of Matamata established a stand of native trees in commemoration of their 75th anniversary. It is located at the Peria Road end of the reserve and it complimented the concept plans that were developed in the same year for the reserve that had a Wetlands theme.

The reserve is named after Doctor Neil Algar, former Mayor of Matamata Borough, a former Councillor of Matamata-Piako District Council and past Chairman of the Matamata Community Board, for his significant contributions to the Matamata community.