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Matipo History: Significant Events Last 30 Years

1988    School’s second fire destroyed the last classroom left from a permanent block roughly where the hall is.

1993    Major police issue around paedophile Peter Campbell. Security guards and police on site.

1994    Three new classrooms sank into the rugby field being delivered and had to be towed out by a bulldozer.

1995    Governor General Dame Catherine Tizard visited.

1998    Rt Hon Helen Clark visited to open new Admin Block.

1999    ‘Elvis’ Stankovich concert.

2000    Jonathan Hunt – Speaker NZ Parliament visited.

2002    Trip to Parliament to meet Speaker Jonathan Hunt who welcomed each child individually into the state dining room.

2006    Gold Coast Trip! Mrs Forgie taught every child to swim in the motel swimming pool.

2015    Hall fire!

Matipo History: Famous Visitors

Darren Liddel – Weightlifter
Eroni Clarke – All Black
Bob Harvey – Mayor
David Fane – Actor
Chris Carter – MP, Minister of Education
Debra Wai Kapohe – Soprano
Harry Ngata – Soccer Player
K-Lee – Singer
Oscar Kightley – Actor
Danny Hay – Soccer player
Noah Hickey – Soccer Player
Cindy Kiro – Children’s Commissioner
Winton Rufer – Soccer Player
Tamati Coffey – TV Presenter
Robert Rakete – Mai FM DJ
Jay Jay Feeney – The Edge DJ
Yvonne Willering – Netballer
Patrick Ah Van – Warriors Player
David Tua – Boxer
Louisa Wall – MP
Paul Ifill – Soccer Player
Ronald Suniula – USA Rugby
Mahe Drysdale – Rower
Sarah Couley – Olympian
Alfred Ngaro – MP
Siona Fernantez – Olympian
Maria Tutaia – Netballer