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Of­fend­ers have at­tacked a man while he slept in his car out­side the Te Aroha Li­brary. This hap­pened on Mon­day and the com­mu­nity has ral­lied to help Gra­ham Jack­son. Mr Jack­son grew up in Te Aroha. He is mov­ing be­tween Katikati, where he works, and Te Aroha, where his fa­ther is in hos­pi­tal. He can’t find ac­com­mo­da­tion so he’s been stay­ing in his car with his dog, Sandy, while he vis­its his fa­ther. Other trav­ellers were also sleep­ing in a car not far away and heard the com­mo­tion. Po­lice are ask­ing for help with any in­for­ma­tion on the at­tack. On a re­lated topic, a few months ago we pub­lished a story about a pub pa­tron who could not find a chef. He be­lieved part of the rea­son was be­cause there was no ac­com­mo­da­tion in Te Aroha. Af­ter­wards, a lo­cal called to dis­pute that com­ment and said it was ‘‘not the truth’’ and we were sup­ply­ing read­ers with ‘‘false [I think he meant fake] news’’. Well, have a read of the story on page 13 and let me know what you think. Ac­com­mo­da­tion is scarce around the re­gion.

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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