Declan Rurenga a fresh face for news at the Herald

ON DECK: Declan Rurenga will be out and about in the community as the Cootamundra Herald's new journalist after starting on Monday.
ON DECK: Declan Rurenga will be out and about in the community as the Cootamundra Herald's new journalist after starting on Monday.

Reporter Declan Rurenga has taken over the reins at the Cootamundra Herald this week.

Mr Rurenga will be covering Cootamundra’s news from court to sport.

He’s no stranger to the Riverina after growing up in Wagga Wagga before starting his journalism career with Junee’s Southern Cross and The Daily Advertiser.

Mr Rurenga has spent the last 17 months working in Orange with the Central Western Daily.

“My goal is to ensure the Herald is worth reading online and in print,” he said.

Editor of The Daily Advertiser Ross Tyson said Mr Rurenga brought a wealth of knowledge to the job and would soon be a familiar face to many.

“Declan’s keen to get out and get all the news that’s fit to print in Cootamundra and district,” Mr Tyson said.

If you’ve got a news tip for Mr Rurenga, you can call him on 0400 422 014, email drurenga@fairfaxmedia.com.au or drop in to the Herald’s office at 245b Parker Street in Cootamundra.