Walk the walk

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -


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

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