Further to my earlier post here, here's a comment posted tonight by kiwimeg:
"Thanks for spreading the word about the problems we are having in Mataura.Thanks for letting me know, kiwimeg. Much appreciated.
Prior to Christmas Jack Phillips put several buildings up for sale in the town. Some of the shops in the main street, the movie theatre, an old church (as featured on Campbell Live!), the squash club and the old Masonic Lodge.
So we are currently looking for investors, or funding, so we can buy some of our town back and get our community moving again. If you or your readers have any suggestions for us here, please don't hesitate to contact me!
In the meantime, there are lots of fantastic projects underway as we do our best to rebuild our community despite Dr Phillips. From our successful community market to free community events in our beautiful new community centre!
Thanks again for spreading the word!"