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As announced in last month’s
, with this edition we say goodbye to Liz Clark, our stalwart editor of the last four years or so. Liz has wisely decided that it’s time to take a break from the monthly routine of chasing copy and battling with printers, to concentrate on some of her other interests — such as helping to save the Zion Wildlife Park … and working on a number of other publications (the words ‘glutton’ and ‘punishment’ come to mind). I’m sure you’ll join me in a hearty vote of thanks for her efforts over the years, and wish her well for the future. Thankfully, she’ll still be down the road to help offer advice and bail me out when I get stuck! As always when a new editor takes over, I won’t be able to resist doing a little tinkering with 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 (email@example.com) or by drop-ping a note in the red box in Tony’s.
This edition is also important because it sees the 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 listing the best things about living in Maungaturoto on the front cover. Hidden rather more discreetly in the centre pages is a smaller cloud summa-rising the things people didn’t like. The good things are clearly what we need to enjoy and protect. The bad things, however, are no less important because they are what we need to work on to improve. One of the key aims of the
will be to drum up support for such work — and to inform everyone of the progress that 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 the aid of the editorial committee and all the ea-ger volunteers involved in compiling, collating and distributing the
I look forward to producing future editions on your behalf.
Maungaturoto Matters. Issue 117, September 2011
Maungaturoto Matters is a free monthly publication, produced by the Realtown Maungaturoto Residents Association for the Maungaturoto Community. Editor: David Briggs Contributions and feedback from members of the Community are actively encouraged.
Please note, however, that letters to the Editor cannot be accepted due to space limitations.
The Editor reserves full right to abridge or amend copy for editorial purposes. Read the full copy on line via http://arealnewzealandtown.blogspot.com/
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 09 431 8401
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Email: email@example.com Or: 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 community events. 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, which has heart, purpose and prosperity
The goals of the Residents Association
To develop and maintain a sense of unity and identity 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