Thursday, October 26, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Editor's Note

Hi Everyone,

This week our humble little publishing house has produced 136 pages of local news for the Whitsunday, Burdekin, and Mackay regions.

A whopping 163 ads have been placed and 156 articles have been written.

Very soon, the best part of the job will happen for all of us . . . the knowledge that all our hard work, hunched shoulders and dry-computer-screen-eyes will be worth it when you, the community, pick up your copy and read the fruits of our labour.

It is both exciting and rewarding to know that our local community loves and appreciates what we do, especially when we strive to deliver an awesome paper, even under immense pressure!

This week has been particularly special for Whitsunday Life as we celebrate the winners of the 2023 Whitsunday Tourism Awards with an incredible 16-page feature to commemorate the achievements of local businesses.

Within the feature you will be able to read about 17 local businesses who have each

excelled across different categories this year, scooping up awards that will undoubtedly be taking pride of place in their offices as we speak.

Congratulations to each of you and thank you for sharing your story with the paper, it was wonderful learning more about your wonderful businesses.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful team for putting together a fantastic paper again this week – from the design and production team who always make sure the paper looks incredible to our journalists who tell amazing stories and of course our sales team who work closely with local businesses.

Every single person in the team has an equally important role that keeps every cog of this crazy machine working – thank you all for smiling under the pressure and delivering something magical no matter what.


Quote of the Week: “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song” (Maya Angelou)

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