The NewsMail’s Bruce Partridge, Lisa Prowd, Christina Ongley and Wayne Tomkins welcome the community to check out their new premises on Woondooma Street.
The NewsMail’s Bruce Partridge, Lisa Prowd, Christina Ongley and Wayne Tomkins welcome the community to check out their new premises on Woondooma Street. Max Fleet

NewsMail moves to new premises

IT is the end of an era today and the start of new one, as the NewsMail starts operating from its new office.

After 85 years of bringing the news and views of the Bundaberg region to readers from its building in Targo Street, your newspaper will continue serving its audience and customers from a new location at 36-38 Woondooma Street.

NewsMail general manager Wayne Tomkins said while it was difficult to leave such a long history connected with the Targo Street building behind, there were many positives with the new premises.

“Among the best things for the public about our move are that we now have plenty of parking, including two disabled parking bays, and we are wheelchair friendly,” he said.

“So while it may take some people a little while to get used to our new location, we are in many ways much more accessible to the public than we were before.”

Mr Tomkins stressed that while the newspaper’s address had changed, nothing would change about the service that all staff were committed to delivering to the community.

“Whether you would like to give us a news tip, place an advertisement, enter a competition or buy a photo, all you need to do is drop in and see us as usual, and our staff will be happy to help you out,” he said.

“Or if you’d prefer to contact us by phone or post, you won’t need to change your address books – our phone numbers and post box number remain unchanged.”

The move to the new office is the first for the NewsMail since 1925, back when the Bundaberg Daily News and The Mail merged to become the Bundaberg News and Mail and moved into the Targo Street premises.

In 1942, the abbreviated NewsMail masthead you know today was created and has remained the same ever since, although the design of the masthead itself has changed many times.



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