It’s the end of the line, but not the last stop
SO HERE we are everyone, the final print edition of the Central and North Burnett Times.
For the past several weeks I’ve been brainstorming ways to give the paper the proper send-off it deserves, after so many decades in the region.
I rifled through countless previous editions, and I was exposed to the extravagant highs and the devastating lows of the region.
Tales of adversity and mateship were abundant in yarns about how the North Burnett fought back against devastating floods in 2011 and 2013.
The Gayndah community mourned the loss of beloved local Jacob Moerland in Afghanistan.
The region came to grips with amalgamation, after decades of coexisting as a mix of six independent shires.
Monto closed its coal mine just 12 years after the mine was opened.
Even the tales of the elusive “Gayndah Bear” filled me with an immense sense of pride to be part of this community.
As we move into the digital realm, the Central and North Burnett Times will still be in your community, telling your stories, as we always have.
Today we say vale to print and its service, but welcome the new journey online.