Mahurangi Matters, 23 October 2019 – Off The Record

Close encounters
Politicians and journalists have an uneasy relationship at the best of times. Things got a little more strained when Mahurangi Matters ran a story about Rodney First’s unhealthy control over community social media pages. Nevertheless, the pollies and the journos can’t help bumping into each other on social occasions – awkward though that may be. So it was when Rodney First’s Beth Houlbrooke was asked to pluck out a winning ticket at a raffle held at a Combined Services Club dinner to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kowhai Festival. And the winner was … the editor of Mahurangi Matters.  The ed will be enjoying a day’s fishing with his mates on a big luxury catamaran. Er, thanks Beth.