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Meet The Team

Welcome to your online edition of North Waikato’s Community Newspaper. Chatter is a husband and wife team working from an office within our home in Te Kauwhata. It has been in print since 1999 and over the years we have gone through many changes from being a monthly publication printing 5000 copies per month to now publishing every two weeks with a print run of 9000 copies fortnightly.

Chatter does not have reporters and we rely on community involvement to supply us with good news editorial content. Chatter is more of a magazine styled local newspaper with many contributors having been part of our team since the papers birth.

Regular contributors provide us with a range of topics from gardening, fishing, cooking you name it that’s “Chatter” Quoted from the Collins English Dictionary “Chatter to speak about unimportant matters”, this is certainly not the case with our paper, our communities are the life blood of Chatter, it is their paper filled with their stories. Chatter covers all of North Waikato both urban and rural from Ngaruawahia in the south through Taupiri, Orini, Huntly & Te Kauwhata to Meremere. With approx. 3,500 papers going to our rural communities throughout North Waikato. If you would like further information about advertising, editorial or have a general enquiry please make contact with us. Kind Regards Jim & Karen Richardson The Good News Newspaper Chatter

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Get in touch

Jim: 0274 746867 Karen: 0274 771603