It was a special day in the newsroom on Monday as Stuff's chief executive Sinead Boucher announced a management buyout of the company, of which the Waikato Times is a part, from its Australian owner Nine Entertainment.
It puts an end to NZME's increasingly desperate bid to get its clutches on Stuff. It also puts it firmly in the hands of those who want the best for it, a NZ owner who understands the business.
What's your view on the Times moving back into NZ hands?
Read more local reaction to the buyout here.
The Government has thrown $124 million at reducing the country’s growing waste pile, but not everyone agrees that’s enough.
Local Government NZ says the funding should be matched with a “strategic waste plan”, with the goal for New Zealand to be able to process its own waste onshore.
In the last decade, the amount of waste at council landfills has increased by 48 per cent.
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17.1% Yes, more money and time is better spent elsewhere17.1% Complete
82.9% No, NZ's waste and recycling system needs more focus82.9% Complete
Does anyone have any paper bags, countdown or supermarket bags we could have for our Op Shop customers.
Please drop off to me at home 5 cross roads. Would be appreciated
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