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6 June, 2021

Local paper for Narromine

Narromine is set to have its own printed newspaper as two independent publishers join forces.

By Lucie Peart

Panscott Media (Dubbo Photo News) and Gilgandra Newspapers (The Gilgandra Weekly, The Nyngan Weekly) will launch a new print title covering the Narromine shire in the coming months.

Gilgandra Newspapers managing editor, Lucie Peart said she and business partner Tim Pankhurst are excited to give the Narromine community a new voice, focused on local issues.

“As established local news publishers, we know how vital a local newspaper is to communities. We have spent the past few months planning and are now ready to let the Narromine community know that soon they will be able to buy a print edition newspaper, dedicated to the stories and issues of importance about their community,” said Mrs Peart.

Narromine Shire Council has welcomed the announcement and supports the establishment of a new local newspaper in the shire.

“Local newspapers are the lifeblood of communities and play an important role in bringing communities together, providing a voice and a platform for people and issues which would otherwise not be heard,” said mayor Craig Davies.

“A new local newspaper for Narromine shire is a great opportunity for the community to stay informed of the major decisions and events taking place in the shire while enhancing community connection. Council looks forward to being a strong supporter of the newspaper and hopes all businesses get behind this wonderful initiative to give it the strength to go ahead and provide this missing link in our communities,” he said.

The establishment of a new title will initially create two local jobs, with a journalist and advertising coordinator on the ground in Narromine.

“We look forward to getting out and meeting the community of Narromine over the coming months while we work towards launching the newspaper,” said Mrs Peart.

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