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Community & Business

16 October, 2021

Project visits Weekly

It was a case of when the news became the news.

By Emily Middleton

A production crew from Network Ten’s The Project visited the Gilgandra Newspapers office recently to produce a report on the business owner, Lucie Peart.

After seeing recent media articles about Mrs Peart starting a third masthead in Narromine, The Project reached out to Gilgandra Newspapers, and were excited to delve deeper.

“This is a great success story,” said producer, Angus Llewellyn.

“If there’s a great story, we’re going to jump at it, we like lifting people up who are doing great work, and goodness it’s great to get out of the city and show and do something that is outside of the eastern seaboard.”

Mrs Peart is humbled by the attention mainstream media is now paying to independent news publishers across the country.

“It’s nice for the whole team to be recognised for the good work they are doing in Gilgandra and Nyngan.

“It’s exciting to have people filming in the building on print day. With a quick turnaround, we should be on the air by the end of the week, watch out for some friendly local faces who will also be making a cameo,” said Mrs Peart.

“There’s so much doom and gloom, finding those little success stories is the kind of goal that we like to give a national profile for,” said Mr Llewellyn.

Mr Llewellyn and camera operator Evan Zell travelled from Sydney, observing COVID safety travel protocols, and following all public health orders.

“When I realised I could get the travel permit and work realised that I was allowed, we were like, let’s just do it today,” said Mr Llewellyn.

“And goodness it was great to see gulahs, eagles and beautiful trees.

“I got up this morning and just went, fantastic.”

Mr Llewellyn was impressed by the warmness and willingness of the Gilgandra community, saying he was grateful for the contribution of several locals.

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