Thursday, March 14, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Editors Note

Hi Everyone,

As the weather cools down, the local event scene certainly heats up!

This Sunday, I called in at three local events and was reminded once again how vibrant our community is.

Firstly, the International Women’s Day celebrations held by the Zonta Club of the Whitsundays at Coral Sea Resort, then the Whitsunday Chef’s Lunch at Eastwoods and finally the 10-year birthday bash at Anchor Bar.

Also taking place over the weekend was the annual Cut Out Party, Collinsville Sea of Pink and a second International Women’s Day event in Bowen.

To mark this International Women’s Day in the newspaper, we are running a month-long feature where local business women share their story with the community.

If you are keen to share yours, make sure you reach out to our team.

My own journey in business has been an interesting one.

I knew when I was 18 that I wanted to work with magazines and newspapers – I was often planning layouts and feature ideas with my friends (who were not nearly as interested as I was!)

I then took a massive life detour, studying Geography at university and then travelling around the world.

When I settled in Australia, I desperately wanted my own business so two friends and I bought an ailing café and, within a year, had transformed it into one of the busiest in town.

Several years later I moved to Airlie Beach and it was here that my true purpose realigned with my life once more.

I saw an ad in the local newspaper looking for a Sales Rep and decided to apply.

I was overjoyed when they offered me the job.

Excited for my first opportunity to work with print media, I excelled at sales, but desperately wanted to get into writing.

A job opportunity that incorporated sales and writing came up at Core Life Magazine, so I decided to make the move.

For almost nine years now I have been with Core Publishing, working my way up from Sales Manager to Managing Editor.

During this time, we have expanded significantly and now produce one bi-monthly magazine and three weekly newspapers.

I always hoped my life would take me here.


Quote of the Week: “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” (Mark Anthony)

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