FROM THE EDITOR
So you won’t have to put up with me for much longer.
On Monday Lawrence Gullery will start his role as Central Waikato news director and will be taking over the reigns of the Matamata Chronicle.
Fairfax’s community papers have just undergone a massive change to make them more digitally focused, as is the way of the world.
With this change has come the disestablishment of editors for each community paper.
Instead, news directors have been created to oversee a wider geographic area.
Lawrence will oversee the central region which includes Matamata-Piako, Cambridge and Hamilton.
His job is to ensure your community paper is still filled with all the news you need to know about, but also to make sure you can find your local news easier online and on social media.
Soon you’ll be able to find all your Matamata news easily via Neighbourly. So if you haevn’t signed up yet, now is the time.