Wel­come Som­er­set!

Home de­liv­er­ies start into the Up­per Bris­bane Val­ley

Gatton Star - - FRONT PAGE -

TODAY marks the start of the next phase of the Gat­ton, Lock­yer and Bris­bane Val­ley Star’s growth, as it goes “over the fence” in the up­per Bris­bane Val­ley.

Star man­ager Bruce Hor­rocks said the day was an im­por­tant one for the news­pa­per as it moved into the next phase of its evo­lu­tion.

“We have worked very hard to achieve this goal and de­liver the strong brand of qual­ity jour­nal­ism and com­mu­nity news-gath­er­ing the Star is renowned for,” Mr Hor­rocks said.

“We have re­ceived many re­quests from res­i­dents of the Up­per Bris­bane Val­ley ask­ing when we would be bring­ing our brand of qual­ity news­pa­pers to them, and now we can of­fi­cially say, ‘We are here’.”

With home de­liv­er­ies now a reg­u­lar part of the Star’s ser­vice, edi­tor GaryWor­rall said the com­mu­nity would be an in­te­gral part of the Star’s fo­cus each week.

“Al­ready we have pro­vided pro­fes­sional cov­er­age of the Som­er­set Re­gional Coun­cil elec­tions, pro­vided our sup­port to the com­mu­nity cam­paign to fight the clo­sure of the Too­goolawah ANZ bank branch, and that is just the be­gin­ning,” MrWor­rall said.

“With show sea­son just start­ing to ramp up, we will be there for each event, keep­ing the whole of the Lock­yer and Bris­bane val­leys up to date with all the news they want – some­thing no other news­pa­per can claim to achieve.”

Recog­nis­ing the strong ru­ral com­mu­nity within the Up­per Bris­bane Val­ley, Mr Hor­rocks said the Star would pro­vide those res­i­dents with the in­for­ma­tion they were af­ter.

“We know many peo­ple want the re­sults of the cat­tle and pro­duce auc­tions each week, and we are proud to bring them to the com­mu­nity, and now, for the Up­per Bris­bane Val­ley, we are bring­ing that in­for­ma­tion to their let­ter­boxes ev­ery Wed­nes­day morn­ing, free of charge,” he said.

While ru­ral news is one of the strengths of the Star, Mr Wor­rall said the other ed­i­to­rial sec­tions would be pro­vid­ing the same qual­ity re­port­ing.

“Whether it is bring­ing the lat­est news, sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity or our spe­cial­ist ar­eas such as real estate and motoring, there will be some­thing for ev­ery­one in their home-de­liv­ered Star,” he said.

We have worked very hard to achieve this goal. — Bruce Hor­rocks

PHOTO: GARY WOR­RALL

NEW DE­LIV­ER­IES: Graeme Lehmann, Som­er­set Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor, cel­e­brates the Gat­ton, Lock­yer and Bris­bane Val­ley Star’s home de­liv­ery in the Bris­bane Val­ley.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

The Som­er­set re­gion is fa­mous as a des­ti­na­tion for water­sports.

PHOTO: MRPHOTOS

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