Your community newspaper will soon have a new editor.
Otago Daily Times chief of staff Craig Page has been
appointed Allied Press Communities editor.
Mr Page (45) replaces Stu Oldham, who has been appointed
editor of the Ashburton Guardian.
Mr Page has been the Otago Daily Times' chief of staff for
the past six years. Before that, he was the newspaper's
Mr Page said it was a privilege to be appointed to his new
''Allied Press' community newspapers are an important part of
''I want to continue the good work carried out by our team
and ensure we keep our readers informed and entertained with
the latest news from their areas.''
Allied Press Communities comprises Southern Rural Life, The
Star (Dunedin), The News (Central Otago), The Ensign (Gore),
The Courier (Timaru), Courier Country, and North Otago Times.
Mr Oldham (39) has been editor since 2012. His tenure
coincided with the titles growing in size and the group
enjoying continued and enviable success in national awards.
''I've been very lucky to be part of a proud tradition of
good, strong community news that's supported by good, strong
communities,'' he said.
''It's been a privilege to work with such talented and
dedicated journalists and sales staff - and a privilege to
help present the stories that readers trust us to tell.''
Mr Page assumes the role in the last week of this month. Mr
Oldham starts at the Ashburton Guardian in June.