It is wonderful news about the expansion of The Phoenix, and its move to provide the Forbes community with another avenue to obtain the latest information about their region. Since I entered Federal politics in the early
2000s the media world has changed dramatically and gone are the days dominated by print media. Instead we have a seven-days-a week news cycle. I must admit that I am a hard-copy person and still enjoy spreading out the Saturday paper on the kitchen table, but I acknowledge the cost and limited media capabilities that
come with this.
However, I am pleased that The Phoenix is bucking the trend, and will supply both a print and online edition of their paper. This decision I’m sure will be an added benefit to the Forbes community. I wish The Forbes Phoenix and its editor John Rozentals all the very best for the future, and I look forward to reading the tales from the Forbes region.
The Hon John Cobb MP
Federal Member for Calare
It gives me great pleasure to welcome The Forbes Phoenix and their first edition to Forbes. The ethos of the paper I absolutely love. Live local, Love local, Support local. That is what country life is all about. Local support across the business and retail sector is what builds strong economies in our towns and cities. Every Friday The Phoenix will be available free to all and sundry. Local content, news and sport will be included. Cheryl Newsom, the owner, from Canowindra, is very excited about the paper and her enthusiasm is infectious.
Good Luck and Good Reading!
Cr Phyllis Miller OAM
Mayor, Forbes Shire Council
I would like to congratulate The Phoenix on their venture into Forbes. Canowindra has certainly embraced The
Phoenix as an important part of its community and I’m sure The Forbes Phoenix will be an important hub for news, views and community events.
The Hon Andrew Gee MP
State Member for Orange