Honorifics have stopped
I have read on a number of occasions when you publish a story you repeatedly refer to people by their surname. The latest article about median strip and road closure Mrs Margaret Troughton and Mr Mathew Hart were referred to as Hart and Troughton, surely there is enough space on the page to fit in a Mr and Mrs or christian name followed by surname, maybe I am just old fashioned.
Thank you for your feedback Mrs Clow. A number of people have asked me about this change in style over the past few months. Honorifics were dropped by Fairfax, which owns the Matamata Chronicle, earlier this year for the sake of accuracy and consistency. This enables stories to be used across a range of platforms, such as online, without them having to be resubbed and errors introduced.