The award-winning Namoi Valley Independent, established in 1876, is regarded as the best country newspaper in Australia with a strong commitment to local news and a firm allegiance to community values. The Independent is published on Tuesdays and Thursdays, covering the thriving township of Gunnedah and its surrounding rural districts, villages and hamlets.
Gunnedah is known as the 'Koala Capital of the World' due to the abundance of healthy koalas living right in the township. Gunnedah is situated in the heart of the Namoi Valley, just 440km by road from Sydney. Gunnedah offers its residents a perfect blend of a relaxed quality lifestyle within a resilient economic area.
Industries in the area include leather, brick, and stockfeed production along with timber and flour milling. Supplementing these are construction and
earth moving firms, heavy and light engineering, automotive services and transport carriers.
Agriculture remains a major industry in the area. Big mining is also carried out - both open cut and underground.
EGN: T84 format
Classifieds: 38cm x 8columns
Gunnedah, Baan Baa, Boggabri, Breeza, Carroll, Curlewis, Currabubula, Emerald Hill, Kelvin, Mullaley, Premer, Somerton, Spring Ridge, Tambar Springs, Willala