Our Masthead banner has changed, but our content is still focused on supporting our local businesses and celebrating our local community. Photo / Ilona Hanne
From the publisher:
You will have noticed a slight change to our homepage starting this week. The new look is part of the changes we are making to the NZME community publishing network, of which Stratford Press is a part.
It’s about bringing you a local newspaper that continues to be informative and interesting reading while helping us better support our local businesses to reach you, our local readers.
We know more people are reading community newspapers these days and our titles have seen 9% growth in readership over the same period last year*.
The new community publishing network I mentioned at the start is made up of 16 local newspapers all of which play a vital role in keeping Kiwis connected and informed in their own communities by covering local issues, news, opportunities, achievements , heroes. , events, businesses and more.
The ‘h’ in our title represents our role in New Zealand’s Herald, the country’s most powerful news brand. The h is new in our title, but something that isn’t new, or will change, is that we are a local newspaper presented by proudly local people, telling local stories.
Keep an eye out for more changes and improvements over the coming months as we continue to bring you loads of local news each week in print and online.
In the meantime, this week we bring you great stories covering everything from a young teenager who hits the mark when it comes to small-bore rifle shooting, to the inspiring tale of a Taranaki man hitting the road to collect coins. Taranaki retirement fund.
*Nielsen CMI Q1 21 – Q4 21 AP15+