Featured / News / Community / 11th January 2023
Inflation hits Times
The Coonabarabran Times has featured many stories in regards to inflation, detailing how it has affected residents and offering tips on how to save. Now, the publishing industry is under stress, with a world-wide shortage of newsprint causing paper supplies to skyrocket.
Driven by mill closures, exploding freight costs and delays, and soaring energy prices, paper prices alone have more than doubled, affecting all regional newspapers, such as the Coonabarabran Times./To date, the Times has been absorbing the price increases, but unfortunately it is no longer financially sustainable.
And so, with that, the team would like to thank our supporters, advertisers and, of course, our readers for always rallying behind your local paper.
But as we bring in the new year we will also bring in a price rise to the cover cost of the Coonabarabran Times.
Previously, you were able to get all the latest news, inside goss, social photos and sports reports from Coonabarabran and the wider Shire for just $2.00
From 12 January 2023 the cover price will increase to $3.00.
The product will remain the same, high-quality local journalism you have come to expect.
With soaring newsprint and freight costs, the Coonabarabran Times has been forced to increase its cover cost in 2023, rising to $3 per copy.
The team at the Coonabarabran Times work extremely hard each and every week to bring you the latest information to keep you, our readers, up-to-date with all that is happening locally.
“As you all know, inflation has everyone feeling the pinch and that of course includes us here at the Times,” said managing director, Lynne Estens. “We have tried our hardest to absorb these increases, but unfortunately we are no longer able to do so.
“We believe in our product. We have added to our team, who all help add different voices and stories to our publications.”
Another exciting, and free, addition to the Times in 2023 has been the debut of the North Western Guide.
This North Western Guide is a comprehensive weekly TV guide, featuring puzzles and regional news.
Mrs Estens said it had been a big year for the Times team.
“We recently won two Country Press NSW awards; we are proud of our publication and hope you see the value in the product and continue to support the paper that supports the community."