23 May 2016

Community newspaper of the year

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:20 pm on 23 May 2016

At a time of great uheaval in the world of print media - it's the smaller community newspapers that are holding their own. One of those recognised for its dogged determination to serve its community was the Kapi-Mana news, which won community newspaper of the year at the Canon Media Awards held on Friday night. Its reporter, Kris Dando, won community reporter of the year. 

The newspaper covers Porirua and Tawa, just north of Wellington, with a circulation of almost 30 thousand.

Kris Dando talks about his hopes for the future of community papers, despite tumultuous times in media. 

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