Whakataki Times About Us page featuring painting of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt, painted by Polish artist Tadé Styka circa 1909.

In New Zealand’s rural heartland, on the coastal part of the North Island, overlooking the mighty Whakataki River is the headquarters of New Zealand’s newest news outlet, delivering for real-life kiwis who live in the real world.  

In a media landscape plagued by political divisiveness, clickbait and culture wars, the Whakataki Times is a beacon of hope. We are committed to bringing news that’s important, not to the critic, but to the man on the street whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. 

The Whakataki Times promises good, honest, no-nonsense reporting. No opinion pieces, no politically charged diatribe, no secrets, no hidden agendas – just the important stories. As Theodore Roosevelt famously said, 

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

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