New editor for NewsMail

NEWSMAIL general manager Wayne Tomkins is pleased to announce the appointment of Christina Ongley as editor of the Bundaberg NewsMail and Isis Town and Country.

Ms Ongley is returning to the NewsMail, having worked in the newsroom from 1998 to 2002 in different roles including reporting and feature writing, sub-editing, chief of staff and news editor.

After leaving Bundaberg, Ms Ongley spent six years living in the UK and travelling.

For more than four of those years, Ms Ongley worked at The Echo, a three-edition daily paper in Essex, first as a casual feature writer and sub-editor, before taking a permanent position as the news editor.

Most recently, Ms Ongley has been the media and communications executive for Surf Lifesaving Queensland.

“Bundaberg was a great place to start my career and gave me a lot of opportunities to try different things and work in a variety of roles of the newsroom,” Ms Ongley said.

“Having spent some time working overseas, I'm now really looking forward to returning to the Bundaberg region and working with the NewsMail team to produce a paper that is valued in the community.

“This part of the world has always been close to my heart, so it's very exciting to be able to call it home once again.”

NewsMail general manager Wayne Tomkins said Ms Ongley would be an asset to the paper, news team and the community.

“I know Christina will bring a new enthusiasm and fresh approach to the paper,” Mr Tomkins said.

Ms Ongley starts at the paper today, and can be reached on 4153 8513 or at

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