I have just read your free paper that I discovered in the Nelson Library yesterday. Having got fed up of all the rubbish printed in most newspapers, especially the tabloids, I have not bought a newspaper for more than 25 years. Most seemed full of doom and gloom; blown up reports of activities portraying the very worst of our society or stories sensationalising the misdemeanours of various people. The proper news seemed to be tucked away somewhere in the middle of the paper.
I was therefore very pleased and surprised by the content of your paper which is balanced and informative without being over the top on any issues. I read it from front to back, even the adverts, and enjoyed every minute of the reading which is a rare occurrence for me at the age of 83.
Up until yesterday I was not aware of the Mature Times but will continue to seek it out wherever I can.
My congratulations to your Deputy Editor Tina Foster, (no relation), for her forthright and common sense opinions in her column. She brings out many points that concern most of us, without stuffing her opinions down our throats.
May your paper continue to flourish.
Wilfred Foster by email