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By the time you will read this col­umn, I will have left the Waihi Leader.

I’ve had the im­mense plea­sure to be part of this com­mu­nity for the last three and a half years as the ed­i­tor of the Waihi

Leader. I met in­cred­i­ble peo­ple along the way. I was thrilled to hear about your sto­ries and how you help our com­mu­nity to thrive.

There are so many peo­ple I’d like to ac­knowl­edge but the list would be too long. Thanks to read­ers and ad­ver­tis­ers for their con­tin­u­ous sup­port over the years.

In June 2015 when I started here, many of you were sur­prised to find a French-speak­ing woman lead­ing your lo­cal pa­per, and it was not easy to break into Waihi’s tightknit com­mu­nity. It took a lot of out-of-hours work, net­work­ing and build­ing trust.

But Waihi has a Heart of Gold for a rea­son and I am grate­ful for the trust and re­la­tion­ships I have formed over time. The Waihi Leader is all about ‘the peo­ple’ and I wish our pub­li­ca­tion to keep grow­ing.

As for me, I will have some down time in Waihi, and will see you around.

— Me­lanie Camoin.

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