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.