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YOUR NEWS, YOUR VIEWS
THEY say a change is as good as a
rest. But given that we have some 65
papers or so to go until the end of
2016, a rest is out of the question.
So we’ve decided on a fresh ap-
proach to our regular paper as well
as the North King Country Farmer
inside this issue.
Good things take time though, so
bear with us while we tweak here
and there in forthcoming issues.
Our regular advertisers were aware
a change was on the horizon as their
ads have been altered to suit our
new modular design.
‘New’ is a bit misleading. Most other
newspapers made a switch to modu-
lar design some years ago. But we’re
a little old fashioned here – a case of
“If it ain’t broke, why fix it?”
Still ... our former column sizing did
not sit well with those companies and
agencies that supply (camera ready)
modular designed ads.
Plus we were tired of the ol’ look
that’s been in place since 2010. No
doubt you were too. So... we’ve
made the shift. We hope you like it.
Sue Sarich, Managing Editor
OTOROHANGA is assured of another bloom-
ing gorgeous display of main street hanging
baskets this winter.
For the 20th consecutive year Tidy Gardens’
owner Katrina Christison and a team of volun-
teers have hung 215 baskets from shop verandahs
in Maniapoto St.
The baskets are refreshed twice a year and are
presently planted with blue, purple, mauve, pink
and white lobelia which will burst into bloom in
a few weeks and flower for months.
“Visitors and residents love the baskets,” says
“You see people taking photos every day of
the week and whenever you tell people you
come from Otorohanga, they’ll say ‘oh that’s
the town with the pretty hanging baskets in the
The hanging baskets are an Otorohanga Busi-
ness Association initiative.
Mrs Christison favours impatiens for the
“ They are very hardy and put on a great show,
like the lobelia,” she says.
“We give the baskets a good feed before they
go up which keeps them going through the sea-
son and they’re irrigated twice a day, especially
Mrs Christison says retailers enjoy having the
flowering baskets outside their shops.
“The baskets are a delightful add-on to our
town which make visitors stop.”
LOVELY LOBELIA: Tidy Gardens owner Katrina Christison and volunteers have re-hung 215
flowering baskets from Otorohanga’s shop verandahs for the winter season.
Getting the hang
of a new display
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