It is exciting for The Walcha News to be heading into a new phase of digitalfirst technology to deliver local news.
It is so important that rural regionalAustralia does not lose this grass roots reporting that keeps locals informedand in touch with one another and the region at a broader level.
I am oftensurprised when catching up with ex-Walcharites that they know exactly what ishappening here as they take the time to find out through social media andonline news.
There is a large section of the community however that does nothave access to or a desire to connect to online media and the fact they will stillbe able to purchase a hard copy paper is so important.
I have to say I enjoy thetactile experience of sitting down with a cup of tea and reading a paper paper!
However time moves on and the world is changing at a rapid pace creating ademand for options.
Certainly the Save Walcha Council campaigns success inrallying our community is a true indication of the ability for different forms ofmedia spreading the word far and wide.
Walcha is a connected, vibrantcommunity and would be disadvantaged without our local news.
I would liketo thankthe staff of the Walcha News for all you have done and for all you will continue to do under this new structure and delivery of news.
The Walcha community isvery fortunate indeed to have you.
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