From the editor

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If there was a word that summed up what is important right now it is community.

We are in this together, and as a publishing media group, Allied Press remains committed to bringing our community local news and information.

As we enter uncertain times in the days and weeks ahead, today will be the last publication of The Ensignfor four weeks.

However, our valued readers will still be able access news and information in print in the Otago Daily Times and online at theensign.co.nz and odt.co.nz.

This decision to temporarily halt publication of The Ensign has not been taken lightly. It applies to all Allied Press community publications. The temporary halt will be constantly reviewed.

You will also find links to stories and information on The Ensign and ODTFacebook pages.

Covid-19 is like nothing we have ever faced. We apologise for the interruption to your free community publication. However, we want to reiterate our long-term commitment to you as we enter unprecedented territory.

As you stay in your homes now, more than ever, Allied Press will be your window to the world outside.

We will get through this.

Bruce Quirey, communities editor