A brief note from the editor

SINCE acquiring the Glenorchy Gazette newspaper from the Glenorchy City Council in 2013, the team at Corporate Communications, a Tasmanian-owned communications consultancy, has been working hard to ensure we deliver grass roots news relevant to your community.

Our consultancy is experienced in publishing community newspapers – we also own and produce the Eastern Shore Sun and the Hobart Observer newspapers.

Combined, our suite of publications reach more than 75,000 individual homes and businesses across the Glenorchy, Hobart, Clarence and parts of the Sorell municipalities.

We strongly believe that there is a market for community newspapers in Tasmania, operating independently alongside the state’s three daily metropolitan papers.

While these daily newspapers provide national and international news, we deliberately focus on local concerns, providing local information.

Our newspapers are a medium through which members of the community can learn about local, grassroots events and activities and traditionally focus on issues that are “feel-good” and positive.

An important factor in the success and longevity of community newspapers is ongoing readership support.

With this in mind, we welcome all editorial and photo contributions and are always open to consider story ideas that you, our readers, consider worthy of coverage.

Also, community-based papers like the Gazette are not classified as “junk mail” and are exempt from non-addressed mail restrictions on direct mail-outs and letterbox drops.

If you have an advertising query, please do not hesitate to contact our Advertising Sales manager Tracey Wright on 6210 5201 or advertising@glenorchygazette.com.au

All stories and photos can be emailed to reporter Madison Jones at editorial@glenorchygazette.com.au

To keep up-to-date with news and information 24/7 and provide direct content and feedback, log onto our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/glenorchygazette

And to browse the latest articles and photos visit the website: www.glenorchygazette.com.au

Nicolas Turner

Managing Director

Corporate Communications (Tas) Pty Ltd

Owners and publishers of the Glenorchy Gazette

Caption: The Glenorchy Gazette team, from left, design and media consultant Lisa Jekimovics, advertising sales manager Tracey Wright and reporter Madison Jones.