FROM THE EDITOR

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There’s been a bit of de­bate on the Mata­mata Chron­i­cle’s Face­book page about our de­ci­sion to post pho­tos of a car crash on Mor­rinsville-Wal­ton Rd last week. A few said we were sen­sa­tion­al­ist while some­one sug­gested we’d do any­thing for a story and we were am­bu­lance chasers who got a kick out of an emer­gency sit­u­a­tion. Hon­estly, this couldn’t be fur­ther from the truth.

A reader had sent us pho­tos from the crash out­side their house and we, be­ing in the news busi­ness, sim­ply shared that with our fol­low­ers with a ‘stay safe out there’ mes­sage.

In ev­ery sin­gle sit­u­a­tion like this we have the best in­ter­ests of the vic­tims at heart.

We care about our com­mu­nity and ev­ery time we are sim­ply try­ing to share a mes­sage.

The topic has cer­tainly sparked de­bate about safety on our roads fol­low­ing the story we fea­tured in last week’s Chron­i­cle and the tragic fa­tal ac­ci­dent at that very site over the week­end. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Why not drop me a line? - Teresa

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