Exciting new look for your local newspaper

THE Fraser Coast Chronicle will undergo an exciting relaunch in a fortnight, giving readers new content and a fresh new look.

In response to extensive audience research conducted through a large-scale online survey, we have responded to what you told us you wanted to read more about, including food, travel, technology and family issues.

You will find more pages in your Monday and Tuesday papers, plus plenty of new sections throughout the week and on Saturday that are sure to keep you turning the pages while you sip your morning cuppa.

Chronicle general manager Darren Bosley said a revamp of the Fraser Coast's favourite paper was overdue, and staff members were excited to bring the community a redesigned product while still concentrating on the leading local news readers had come to expect.

"This is all about refreshing the look and content of the Chronicle and, most importantly, giving readers even better value for money than they already get," he said.

Mr Bosley said as part of the changes, the Saturday Chronicle would rise in price by 10 cents from $1.30 to $1.40 - a result of increasing fixed costs.

"We understand times are tight, which is why we limited the price increase to just one edition rather than all six," he said.

"But we also believe we will be giving readers better value all throughout the week, including Saturdays."

Mr Bosley said a production error meant the new cover price of $1.40 mistakenly appeared on the front page of Saturday's paper, and he apologised for any confusion caused to readers and newsagents.

"The new cover price of $1.40 for Saturday's papers will not be implemented until May 4," he said.

Darren Bosley.
Darren Bosley. Alistair Brightman