Thursday, June 27, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Drop In With Daniel

Hi Everyone

While Rach is away on holiday this week, I’m filling in this part of the paper and thought I would introduce myself and let you know what I’ve been up to.

I’m Daniel and I’ve been in the Whitsundays for almost four months now and the time has flown by! I’m originally from England but my family and I moved to Adelaide when I was seven and I had been living there until I accepted the position here.

I’m absolutely loving my job at Whitsunday Life Newspaper and what a beautiful place to start my journalism career. Since moving here, I’ve attended multiple events and have got a feel for the region, I think I’ve settled in quite well and I enjoy it here. But my absolute favourite is getting out and interviewing people. I find producing stories and putting it into print extremely satisfying. I’m sure some of you have seen me out and about already but if not, do say hi, I’m always up for a chat.

When I’m not working, I’m trying to stay active, I get down to parkrun every Saturday and that’s always a great way to start the weekend. I also want to take advantage of the amazing tourism opportunities we have here in the Whitsundays, I went to Whitehaven with my mum and dad but there’s many more things to do.

Lastly, I’d like to introduce Ruth, Ruth is the new cadet journalist with us at Whitsunday Life. She’s got a load of experience and I’m looking forward to knowing her as well as working alongside her. Say hi to her if you see her out and you can read her story on page 10 of this week’s paper.


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