Chronicling the paper’s new face
HELLO Matamata, I am Milly Keys and am very excited about being the manager of your community newspaper, the Matamata Chronicle. I know I have big shoes to fill but, as my predecessor Pam Ryan said, the community is great and really supportive.
As I write this it is my first official day in the ‘‘hot’’ seat. Pam was bang on. I have only had the opportunity to meet a few of you but am looking forward to meeting many more as I get out and about in the community.
I have had a long background in newspapers starting in 1995 in the production department where I used a scalpel and wax machine to lay up the paper. How times have changed and with that so did my role in the industry.
I moved into a sales role around 1998 and, since then, have loved every minute of it.
For the past five years I was the deputy manager at the Piako Post which I believe stands me in good stead for my present role.
A bit about me personally. I have a 13-year-old daughter and three step children, 14, 11 and nine years.
I love squash and my partner and I enjoy fishing and own a race car which sees the odd spin around the Taupo track.
Please feel free to pop in and see me any time. I am really looking forward to meeting you.