Gazette award fi­nal­ist

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Port Dou­glas and Moss­man Gazette has been recog­nised as one of the best in the coun­try af­ter be­ing an­nounced as a fi­nal­ist in the pres­ti­gious PANPA News­pa­per of the Year award.

The Gazette is only one of a hand­ful of com­mu­nity news­pa­pers from the Asia Pa­cific re­gion to be an­nounced as a fi­nal­ist in the PANPA News­pa­per of the Year award (0-10,000 cir­cu­la­tion).

More than 600 en­tries were re­ceived by PANPA for the an­nual awards cer­e­mony.

Gazette edi­tor Greg McLean said the nom­i­na­tion was as much a re­flec­tion on the Dou­glas re­gion as the Gazette team.

“We’re blessed to live in such a di­verse com­mu­nity where there is a lot hap­pen­ing and plenty of peo­ple who con­trib­ute so much,” he said.

“There’s al­ways plenty of news to keep us busy and our read­ers are what makes the paper so read­able.

“It’s also recog­ni­tion of all the hard work ev­ery­one at the Gazette puts in each week - our staff want to go the ex­tra mile to pro­vide the com­mu­nity with the best news­pa­per pos­si­ble and they de­serve the ku­dos.

“The PANPA awards are the most pres­ti­gious in the Asia Pa­cific and re­gard­less of whether we win or not, the sim­ple fact we’re in con­tention is a great hon­our.”

The win­ners will be an­nounced at a gala cer­e­mony in Syd­ney on Au­gust 26.

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