Se­niors get the scoop on com­mu­nity’s is­sues

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - HOT PROPERTY -

WELL once again our Se­nior Scoop re­porters have done a fan­tas­tic job sourc­ing the news as part of a spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Gazette and Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil to cel­e­brate Se­niors Week.

Last year’s inaugural Se­nior Scoop spe­cial edi­tion was such a huge suc­cess it was an easy de­ci­sion when coun­cil again ap­proached us to help put to­gether an­other is­sue for 2010.

Judg­ing by the di­ver­sity of the sto­ries our Se­nior Scoop re­porters have put to­gether for this spe­cial edi­tion, there is a rich vein of en­thu­si­asm and in­tel­li­gence among our se­nior cit­i­zens in the Dou­glas re­gion.

The ideas and per­spec­tives they brought to the ta­ble when I con­ducted a work­shop with them ear­lier this month to nut out our Se­nior Scoop edi­tion was en­light­en­ing.

All I had to do was stand up the front with a texta to write down their ideas as they de­bated and re­fined the is­sues that mat­tered to them.

Over the fol­low­ing weeks our Se­nior Scoop re­porters have im­mersed them­selves in the job, ap­proach­ing peo­ple from all sec­tors of the com­mu­nity to get in­volved.

The re­sult is this lively spe­cial edi­tion, which is a trib­ute to the sharp minds and love for life our Se­nior Scoop re­porters share.

T hey might have a few grey hairs be­tween them, but they’re as keen as any re­porters I’ve seen in my 14 years on the job to give a voice to the peo­ple in the com­mu­nity who mat­ter to them.

So on be­half of the Gazette and the Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil, I’m proud to say con­grat­u­la­tions to our Se­nior Scoop re­porters on a job very well done.

The coun­cil also de­serves a pat on the back for sup­port­ing and help­ing fa­cil­i­tate such a pos­i­tive ini­tia­tive.

To the rest of the com­mu­nity, I hope you en­joy our spe­cial Se­nior Scoop edi­tion as much as we have putting it to­gether.

James Wat­son

Jill Booth

Khani Hawthorne

Faye Hud­son

Paul Con­ley

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