FROM THE EDITOR

Ruapehu Press - - Your Local News -

High speed in­ter­net is creep­ing ever closer to the main towns of the Ruapehu re­gion.

Owhango, Rau­rimu and the en­trance to the Tim­ber Trail are all set to get UFB fi­bre by 2022 two years af­ter Tau­marunui.

Mo­bile al­ter­na­tives are pro­vid­ing some pretty good speeds and, in fact, there will be plenty of ru­ral res­i­dents who have far bet­ter speeds than what is avail­able in town, thanks to the ra­dio re­peaters spring­ing up on hills ev­ery­where.

We have sto­ries on this on pages 3 and 10. It does kind of feel like the re­gion is at the bot­tom of the queue, in this area.

On page 1 to­day, we look at the dif­fi­cul­ties that the emer­gency de­part­ment is fac­ing at Tau­marunui Hos­pi­tal.

Staff there are over­whelmed with vis­i­tors, and say many of them could eas­ily be go­ing to visit a doc­tor.

It would be in­ter­est­ing to know what is the root cause of this prob­lem, so if any­one has any thoughts, feel free to drop us a let­ter to the editor or an email.

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