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This week’s pa­per fea­tures lo­cal sto­ries from stu­dents de­vel­op­ing an app that tests water, to the case of the miss­ing cof­fee shop cat, Buddy. We’ve also had lots of feed­back from an ear­lier story about rub­bish be­ing dumped out­side the town’s Op Shop and the costs associated with dis­pos­ing of that waste. It seems the public has come to the res­cue, do­nat­ing hun­dreds of rub­bish bags to help vol­un­teers at the shop deal with the sit­u­a­tion. We also have a story on vandalism at one of the town’s re­serves and the ef­forts by a com­mu­nity group and the po­lice to find those re­spon­si­ble. Re­porter Rexine Hawes con­tin­ues her sto­ries, pro­fil­ing can­di­dates in the Mata­mata Ward for the com­ing lo­cal govern­ment elec­tions. We hope these sto­ries will bet­ter in­form peo­ple and en­cour­age them to use their vote when it comes time to elect a new coun­cil in Oc­to­ber. We’re also keen to here from our lo­cal sports clubs as nom­i­na­tions open for the an­nual Mata­mata-Pi­ako sports awards.

Lawrence Gullery

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