Shopping locally has never been so exciting, as this morning our scratch and win cards start going out to shoppers who spend $20 or more in participating stores.

With 3000 of the cards guaranteed to be a winner, you have great odds of scoring yourself a prize or two during this promotion.

The prizes are all great, and we are thankful to all our sponsors who have provided them. Please help us to reward all the participating businesses, be they sponsors or advertisers, by remembering to shop local, and support the people who support you.

This week is also our On the Land edition, meaning we have some great rural-focused pages and the paper is going out to an additional 4500 rural homes across Taranaki. This is now going to be a bi-monthly publication, giving advertisers a great opportunity to reach the rural market. If your business would like to be included in this feature, please give our advertising team a call.

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We are now just a month away from the Stratford Press Business Association Romeos which we are proud to be the naming sponsor for.

The Stratford Business Association has again worked hard at making this night a fantastic event, celebrating the great service that Stratford Businesses excel at providing and we are looking forward to the night.

Don't forget to always let the team at the Stratford Press know of the great things happening in our community. We love hearing from our readers and we love to celebrate your successes with you.

Until next time,

Ilona, managing editor,

Jessica, advertising manager