Piako Post - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

It is com­ing up on 40 years since the Pi­ako Post was launched by its founder, Den­nis Trot­ter, in De­cem­ber 1977. Over the next cou­ple of months we’ll bring you some of the big sto­ries the pa­per cov­ered dur­ing its first year pub­lish­ing, just in a small way, pay­ing trib­ute to Mr Trot­ter and his staff who paved the way for the rest of us to fol­low. It’s no easy task bring­ing two com­mu­ni­ties to­gether but Mr Trot­ter was suc­cess­ful in his work to for­mu­late a news­pa­per that would bring to­gether Mor­rinsville and Te Aroha in the Mata­mata-Pi­ako district. It’s also no easy task to set up and run a news­pa­per by your­self, and I’m sure Mr Trot­ter had a ded­i­cated team of busi­ness peo­ple be­hind him to make the Pi­ako Post the suc­cess it is to­day. I imag­ine try­ing to du­pli­cate those ef­forts would be dif­fi­cult to­day. Work­ing on a pa­per, es­pe­cially an in­de­pen­dent pub­li­ca­tion, of­ten re­quires end­less hours of work, be­hind the scenes and in front of the com­mu­nity. We look for­ward to an­other 40 years pub­lish­ing the Pi­ako Post news­pa­per.

Lawrence Gullery Pi­ako Post, 19 Allen St, Mor­rinsville, PO Box 125, Mor­rinsville, Phone 07 889 7099. AREA MAN­AGER: Ja­son Dou­thett (ja­son.dou­thett@fair­fax­me­ 027 705 1512. NEWS DI­REC­TOR: Lawrence Gullery, lawrence.gullery@fair­fax­me­, 027 839 6388. JOUR­NAL­ISTS: Ka­t­rina Tanirau, ka­t­rina.tanirau@fair­fax­me­, 849 9583, 027 201 6310 & Mike Bain, 027 216 3691, mike.bain@fair­fax­me­ DIS­PLAY SALES CON­SUL­TANT: Emah Hira Matiu (emah.hi­ra­matiu@fair­fax­me­ 027 405 2618. SALES CO-OR­DI­NA­TOR: Natalia Ber­ben, natalia.ber­ben@fair­fax­me­, 0274 034 054. CLAS­SI­FIEDS: Kathy Robert­son, kathryn.robert­son@fair­fax­me­, 889 8490. DIS­PLAY DEAD­LINES: Book­ing and copy: Thurs­day prior, 4pm. CLAS­SI­FIED: Liner: Tues­day prior, 9am. Semi-dis­play: Mon­day prior, 10am. AU­DITED CIR­CU­LA­TION: 11,515.

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