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This week we present a spe­cial fea­ture look­ing back on 50 years of the Mata­mata Chron­i­cle. It’s been a great priv­i­lege to hear sto­ries from past ed­i­tors and re­porters, re­count­ing their ex­pe­ri­ences of the pa­per. Tech­nol­ogy has cer­tainly changed the way we work but in some cases the is­sues faced by the com­mu­nity re­main the same. Those in­clude sto­ries around law and or­der, local gov­ern­ment, com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions as well as events and sports. We’re lucky to have copies of pre­vi­ous Chron­i­cle news­pa­pers in the back of our of­fice and they make for fas­ci­nat­ing read­ing. Over the next year re­porter Rexine Hawes will be delv­ing into those back copies to bring you some of the more in­ter­est­ing sto­ries of years gone by, as part of our news se­ries called Back In The Day. For now we hope you en­joy read­ing our spe­cial 50th birth­day fea­ture on pages 18 to 27 and we look for­ward to serv­ing your com­mu­nity for many years to come.

Lawrence Gullery

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