Walk the walk
As an avid reader of letters to the editor, because they are a worthy barometer of the communities’ feelings, and having never succumbed to listening to talk-back radio even in times of rabid insomnia, my attention was drawn to the sidebar opinion piece by your reporter Andrea O’Neil (KMN, September 4).
I agree that often we complain about the sensationalism behind many newspaper stories – especially of late in the arena of the criminal justice system. Aren’t we all sick of reading ad nausea the goings on inside and outside the prison wire in Whanganui? Aren’t we all nauseated by the reporting of a gruesome murder and sickening attacks on helpless farm animals in Feilding?
Where Ms O’Neil says “good reporters appreciate the huge privilege and responsibility of putting people’s lives into print, and strive to get it right every time”, at least she walks the talk with her contemporaneous article “Club wants to change the face of bowling”.
This is truly a good vibes story of two lads who have taken up the sport of lawn bowls at an early age, undoubtedly in the face of much ragging from their contemporaries.
Kapi-Mana News, in promulgating such tales of local interest without any of the usual media salacious undertones, has done the whole journalism profession a service. Your