Dawn Matthews will not be silenced
A Murray Bridge community leader talks about her NDIS protest, her appearance in a pro-vaccination campaign and her mayoral aspirations.
There are many places you might have seen Dawn Matthews.
On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays you would normally find her at the Shared Table, the second-hand shop she and her husband Hohaia run out of a shed on Montgomery Avenue.
On Wednesday nights she’s usually at the showground, looking after all the young folks at rugby practice.
On Sundays you’ll probably find her at a Maori Evangelical Church service, and at Murray Bridge’s annual Waitangi Day event she’ll be racing around, tending to a hundred different things and catching up with a hundred different people.
But for the past couple of weeks, she has been encamped outside Liberal federal MP Tony Pasin’s office at Murray Bridge Green with signs saying “shame, shame, shame” and “I will not be silenced”.
She was there to seek justice for her family, she said.