A letter to the community

Entry to Main Street. Photo by Katherine O'Brien.
Entry to Main Street. Photo by Katherine O'Brien.

Scenic News has been operating on Tamborine Mountain for 68 years.  It has been an important part of the community, first as Tamborine Mountain News and in the last few years renamed to Scenic News.

On April 1, the ownership of Scenic News will be transferred to Journalist Susie Cunningham, Graphic Designer Kate Cahill and myself – under the Scenic Rim Media Pty Ltd banner.

With the hyper-local focus of our papers in mind, we will be changing the name of Scenic News back to Tamborine Mountain News from April 1, 2024.

Susie, Kate and I have been operating the Canungra Times and Beaudesert Bulletin newspapers for the past four years.

Susie is an accomplished journalist with a keen sense of hyper-local news and a flair for photography.

Kate Cahill has worked in newspapers for over 30 years.  She completed her Graphic Design training with Beaudesert Times in its heyday and her skills in print design are, in my opinion, unparalleled.  Kate fondly remembers working with Eve Curtis on the Tamborine Mountain News when it was owned by the Tamborine Mountain Progress Association.

I have been involved with the Canungra Times for the past 15 years and in this time I have developed strong connections with many communities in the Scenic Rim, including Tamborine Mountain.

We have an experienced local journalist, Cindy Lever, who will be working with us and we are looking to connect with people in the area for greater coverage of local news, sport and events.

Our office at Shop 4, 24 Main Street, Tamborine Mountain will be open by appointment and we look forward to meeting more people from the mountain over the coming months.  Our Advertising Sales Representatives, Katie O’Brien and Janice Pellinkhof, will be visiting many businesses in the next few weeks to explain more about this venture.

We would like to thank everyone who has worked on the paper since its inception, in particular Gary Stubbs and Andrew Nagy, who have done an amazing job connecting with the community and telling their stories.

We are very grateful for the opportunity to be the custodians of a publication that has such a proud history in the area.

About Keer Moriarty 20 Articles
Editor, journo, social media manager and tea lady with Canungra Times.