Meet new reporter Blair Voorend

My name is Blair Voorend and I’m the new reporter for Te Awamutu News.

After working for the New Zealand Herald in Hawke’s Bay for the past two years I have moved back to the mighty Waikato.

I have a background in farming. I lived on a dairy farm in Ōhaupō for six years before moving to Hawke’s Bay.

Local community news is always important for a small town and I am looking forward to contributing to the growth of Te Awamutu News and sharing the stories and news of the people of Te Awamutu and the surrounding region.

The town and greater Waipā region have a great history and stories that I am looking to sharing with our readers.

Feel free to contact me at [email protected] with a story you want to tell.

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