Chron­i­cling the pa­per’s new face

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

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