Saturday power cut should have been covered
Imagine my dismay and disappointment when I opened last week’s Chronicle. After the weekend’s power going off for 50 minutes on Saturday night, not a dicky bird was mentioned as far as I could ascertain. I guarantee most people would have been highly interested in knowing what the causes and repercussions were, especially personal experiences. As a theatre goer, I know for a fact a play was in progress and the audience had to go home, others had computers damaged. Once upon a time back in the 1970s, when something happened in town, the two or three reporters were either there or spoke to those who were and a story followed. People who read the County Mail and the Chronicle were informed and they avidly read them both.
So often important things occur in town and nothing is reported about them in your paper.
Do your reporters know what’s going on apart from school sports and concerts and fetes?
We the public want to know what’s going on and we’re not being as well served as we were years ago when enthusiastic reporters actually lived in town, knew what was going on and knew the people involved. It seems as if the paper content is decided the week before with a variety of innocuous magazines articles and no matter what happens after that is set up, it isn’t reported on. The Matamata Chronicle is a paper for the town of Matamata and its residents and it’s the journalists’ task/challenge to find out the news and report it and not comfortably settle for the old hat reasonable boring mediocre innocuous content it has long relied upon. The Chronicle needs to get out more and talk to the real people in the community and find out what’s really going on and to report it, otherwise it’s just another impotent piece of paper to provide for the monthly recycling pickup. I can’t remember the last time I actually cut an article out to keep and over the years I often did. Wake up and listen to we the people. Yours concerned and a Matamata lover carbon-containing gases emanating from cows, or any other animal, man included, comes from the food they eat.
This carbon, in all vegetable matter comes in turn, from the air by way of that very important process of photosynthesis, or, if you like ‘‘making all foods with carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight’’.
No animal adds a single atom of carbon to the totality of carbon in this air/food/ animal cycle.
I suspect that both these gentlemen do know this but for reasons known only to themselves, choose to lie about it. Why do they tell us untruths? In domestic troubles we say ‘‘cherchez la femme’’. With carbon-bashing liars should we say ‘‘look for the money-bags’’.