One of the longest-lived examples of this type of newsletter is the Whitford Turanga Newsreel. This began publication as the Turanga Newsreel in 1947 and has come out unfailingly with 11 issues per year full of Whitford news ever since. A complete set is held at South Auckland Research Centre.
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Sometimes community newsletters go on to bigger things. The Pohutukawa Coast Times, a fully-fledged weekly newspaper covering the Beachlands, Maraetai and Clevedon areas, began life as a community newsletter called the Town Crier in 1971.
Author: Bruce Ringer, South Auckland Research Centre