Todd McClay The Government’s decision to close down all community and weekly papers must be reversed, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says. “The New Zealand Independent Community Newspapers Association represents more than 80 independent publications around the country. Their president David Mackenzie has assured me his members fully accept and respect the Covid-19 social distancing and health and safety protocols. “Many of our most vulnerable citizens rely heavily upon community newspapers for social interaction and access to news. “Community newspapers provide an important platform to keep the wider public informed on Covid-19.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 28, 2020 23:48 UTC