Kapi Mana news to shut its local office

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:18 pm on 9 February 2018

Former staff of the award winning local newspaper Kapi Mana news are alarmed at news it is shutting down its Porirua office. They say a good community newspaper needs its staff in the community it is representing. The paper's reporter and editor will be based at the Dominion Post's Wellington office.

Former Kapi Mana journalist, Kris Dando, won community reporter of the year in 2016 for his work on the paper, and says he would not have been able to achieve that from afar.

Kris Dando - Community reporter of the Year - Canon Media Awards 2016

Kris Dando - Community reporter of the Year - Canon Media Awards 2016 Photo: Canon media awards

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