We’re changing our name

by Anonymous Author

From the Selwyn district in the south to the Kaipara district in the north, and to farms as far-flung as the Wairarapa to Cape Reinga, people have come to rely on the accuracy and old-fashioned journalistic values of NorthSouth Multi Media publications such as The Record.

The company’s managing director, Allan Mortensen, said these publications equate to one of their newspapers being delivered to a home two and a half million times a year — each one locally owned, staffed and operated.

“That’s a big responsibility, but one which our team of journalists, designers, writers, salespeople and administrators are proud to accept,” Mr Mortensen said.

Now NorthSouth Multi Media is changing its name to reflect its core principles, and from May 8 will be known as Integrity Community Media.

Theresa Murray sales representative

The ownership and staff of the company will all remain the same, and the company remains 100% Kiwi-owned and operated despite the challenges of multinational competition.

“We’re also holding true to the old-fashioned principles of truth, accuracy and relevance in the press,” The Record editor, Kent Caddick said. “We are fully focussed on the happenings in our Selwyn community, and that will not change. In a world where internet pundits and self-proclaimed experts vie for their preferred political spin, and the outright trivial has become ‘news’, Integrity Community Media will always stand out as different.

“As a reader, advertiser, organisation, business,sports team, club or charity represented in our pages, you can count on that spirit being carried on, with Integrity.”

The Record sales representative, Theresa Murray, said the paper will still focus on ensuring local businesses have the opportunity to promote themselves directly to the communities they operate in.

“We have some great local businesses, which have trusted us with promoting their services and products to the wider Selwyn community.

“We would like to thank them, and we look forward confidently to our future in business together.”