Seniors News expands south of the border into NSW

AFTER 19 years of publishing in southeast Queensland, the Seniors Newspaper Network with its distinctive yellow banner has expanded south of the border into New South Wales. 

General manager Geoff Crockett, editor Gail Forrer and digital producer Taya Sweeney travelled down the Bruce Highway this morning, from head office in Maroochydore, to be on the ground as the paper reaches Northern NSW distribution points. 

From today, Seniors Newspaper is available to the residents of Murwillumbah, Lismore and Kyogle in the Northern NSW region, sweeping up the coastline to Evans and Tweed heads while taking in areas such as Byron Bay, Ballina, Lennox Heads and Nimbin, with unique local news from the regions also available online. 

The new edition has been well received by the local community and the response has been heart warming for the editorial team, seeing the paper being picked up off the stands by local Tweed residents. 

The longevity of Seniors Newspaper is testament to its ability to address the pace of current Over 55 lifestyle changes.

"Our ethos is to respect the old and reflect the new," Gail Forrer said.

 "We're profiling inspirational older people, discussing working longer in a variety of areas, considering alternative housing and health options and ensuring Government hears our voice on important issues.

"Seniors Newspaper's goal is to make a positive contribution to everyday lives and we have found the best way to reach our readers is through a diverse distribution network that takes in bulk drops to shopping centers, local bowls, golf, sports and surf clubs, libraries, information centers, RSL, pharmacies, retirement village and hospitals."

From May 16, the news network will be distributing to the Clarence Valley and Coffs Harbour regions, across print, online and social platforms. 

ARM acquired the Seniors News Network in 2015 and has successfully refreshed and grown the network, expanding its print, online and social footprint across regional Queensland. 


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