A costly disappointment
How disappointing this paper has become. Calling it the Taranaki Daily News is a misnomer. For years, I suspect since the paper started, we have had dedicated journalists who spent their Saturdays and Sundays watching sport and calling around the province to provide their readers with a comprehensive report on Monday. But not any more; you have deemed sport, part of the intrinsic fabric of New Zealand, a non entity.
Local sport, whatever it may be, is hugely important to the people of Taranaki. It holds the various communities together and there is nothing better than the friendly rivalry of one club beating another. We should also remember that sport is healthy. It should be encouraged at all levels and team sport is part of growing up; learning to work and play with others is an important part of our social fabric.
Yet in its infinite wisdom the Muppet heads of Fairfax have deemed this so unimportant that you no longer have dedicated journalists and each sport is responsible for its own reports.
It is no wonder you are losing customers. Your paper at $2.00 is overpriced for what it delivers. Perhaps I should thank you, you have stopped my early morning walk to buy the paper and now with the money saved I can buy a cup of coffee.
It would have been two cups but for the new taxes from this government. They are like this paper - offer a lot but deliver nothing.