Fred Tulett, long-serving editor of The Southland Times, has announced he will retire at the end of the year.
Tulett, who has been with The Southland Times for 15 years, announced his retirement to staff yesterday.
He felt privileged to have been able to serve the southern community, and he had worked with "some amazingly talented journalists and dedicated community leaders", he said.
"Thank you to all of the loyal readers and contributors. I have really appreciated your level of involvement, spirited debate and concern for the community over the years."
He planned to take some time to go fishing, do some writing and enjoy the beauty of Central Otago.
"Now, I will follow The Southland Times with great interest, but this time as a reader myself."
Fairfax New Zealand group executive editor Sinead Boucher said Tulett was one of the group's most distinguished editors and a tremendous asset to the company and it was sad to farewell an editor of his calibre and experience.
"He has been a tremendous asset to our company, and a mentor and example to many of our young journalists."
- © Fairfax NZ News
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