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As announced in last month’s
, withthis edition we say goodbye to Liz Clark, ourstalwart editor of the last four years or so. Lizhas wisely decided that it’s time to take abreak from the monthly routine of chasing copyand battling with printers, to concentrate onsome of her other interests — such as helpingto save the Zion Wildlife Park … and working ona number of other publications (the words‘glutton’ and ‘punishment’ come to mind). I’msure you’ll join me in a hearty vote of thanksfor her efforts over the years, and wish herwell for the future. Thankfully, she’ll still bedown the road to help offer advice and bail meout when I get stuck!As always when a new editor takes over, Iwon’t be able to resist doing a little tinkeringwith the
as time goes on. The aim of this will clearly be to make it better, not worse— so if there are any changes you’d like to see,please let me know either by email(firstname.lastname@example.org) or by drop-ping a note in the red box in Tony’s.
This edition is also important because it seesthe first results of the Survey, which the Resi-dents Association ran a month or two back.Further results will be included in the next edi-tion. You’ll have seen the word cloud listingthe best things about living in Maungaturoto onthe front cover. Hidden rather more discreetlyin the centre pages is a smaller cloud summa-rising the things people didn’t like. The goodthings are clearly what we need to enjoy andprotect. The bad things, however, are no lessimportant because they are what we need towork on to improve. One of the key aims of the
will be to drum up support for suchwork — and to inform everyone of the progressthat we all make.So, I hope you enjoy reading this edition of the
as much as you’ve en-joyed reading previous ones. And — with theaid of the editorial committee and all the ea-ger volunteers involved in compiling, collatingand distributing the
I look forwardto producing future editions on your behalf.
Maungaturoto Matters.Issue 117, September 2011
Maungaturoto Matters is a free monthly publication,produced by the Realtown Maungaturoto ResidentsAssociation for the Maungaturoto Community.Editor: David BriggsContributions and feedback from members of theCommunity are actively encouraged.
Please note, however, that letters to the Editor cannotbe accepted due to space limitations.
The Editor reserves full right to abridge or amendcopy for editorial purposes.Read the full copy on line viahttp://arealnewzealandtown.blogspot.com/
Email: email@example.comPhone: 09 431 8401
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOr: drop in the RED BOX at Tony’s Lotto Shop at 147,Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto
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There is no charge for announcements or advertise-ments for charities, community groups or communityevents.For commercial rates, see the listing on page 43.
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The vision for Maungaturoto
An appealing place to live, work and visit, whichhas heart, purpose and prosperity
The goals of the Residents Association
To develop and maintain a sense of unity andidentity for Maungaturoto
To sustain the economic prosperity of the town
To sustain and enhance the local environment
To strengthen and support the well being of the community