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Courier available online

Courtesy of Te Awamutu Courier

By Dean Taylor

Your Te Awamutu Courier is now available online exclusively through the www.teawamutu.co.nz website.

The site is run by Dave Owen and Ange Holt of Wavelength Media and the addition of the Courier is part of a contract with Te Awamutu Visitor Public Relations to promote the district via the Internet.

However, the Courier has recognised the voluntary efforts of the couple to promote Te Awamutu via their Internet business for some time by advertising the Te Awamutu homepage in every edition.

The online Courier went live last week, although editions back to August 19 can be viewed or downloaded.

Instructions are on the page for viewing, but downloading is recommended as the quickest way to scroll through each edition. You will need to download a copy of the free Acrobat Reader if you don’t have any other pdf reading programmes.

As well as reading the paper online, web users will be able to send the editorial team news items or Letters to the Editor via links.

The office will also be able to process photo orders sent via a link, or you can download an order form.

The Courier believes being online also has benefits for advertisers as we now provide a wider readership.

Mr Owen says his web surveys through the Te Awamutu site show the Courier is consistently high on the search list, so he believes there will be a large number of people accessing the new service.

First Letter to the Editor from the online site link came in Tuesday from England.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for making the Te Awamutu Courier available online.

What a terrific idea. I am living in England and enjoy getting the TAonline newsletter via email and now that I can view the Courier online has just made me even happier. Now I can keep up-to date with what’s going on in my home town. Thanks again.
LINDA HARRIS (Leeds, England).”