BIGGER AND BETTER DEX: Our promise to pass 'pinch test'
Dear valued reader,
YOU demanded. We listened.
For $1.80 you want something of substance to put in your hands; value for money.
We're for giving you what you want, so from this Monday failing the newspaper 'pinch test' will become a thing of the past.
As of Monday, June 18, I promise to you that every single edition of The Daily Examiner will contain at least 32 pages - at no extra cost, there's no hidden catch.
During my first year as editor of The Daily Examiner I made a point to take on board feedback from you, the trusted reader, about what we can do better.
How will we do it?
For starters, we're introducing several new feature pages we think you'll like. For instance, from next week every Wednesday will include a section dedicated to senior citizens called Older & Wiser.
Celebrating a significant birthday or anniversary? A wedding? The birth of your grandchild? We want to share your special occasions in our Milestones series - and I'm sure your friends and family will appreciate it, too.
We're focused on publishing more local faces in the paper, in particular our children playing junior sport.
Taken a great sport photo lately? Share it with us here.
We're also unveiling a comprehensive new dedicated daily weather page very soon, plus much, much more.
I'd love to know your thoughts on the changes. You contact me here.
For 159 years we've been here for you, and you've been here for us. We're not going anywhere. Our commitment is to you. Thank you for staying true to us, and we look forward to sharing our future together.
Free State of Origin Indigenous Stars poster in Thursday's DEX
To honour the proud indigenous history of State of Origin, News Regional graphic artist Shannan Bishop - a proud Gunggari woman from Mitchell, Queensland - has designed a unique poster which features several of the modern Indigenous stars of Origin.
"I was inspired to do this poster because it combines three of my favourite things, my culture, art and State of Origin," Miss Bishop said.
"When the lines join to the concentric circles in this artwork, it represents the pathway travelled by the ancestors, which ties back to State of Origin. Arthur Beetson captained Queensland in the first Origin game back in 1980, who inspired the many indigenous players who have played State of Origin since then."
Pick up your commemorative poster inside tomorrow's edition of The Daily Examiner.
On Track magazine FREE in Saturday's DEX
THE July Racing Carnival is just around the corner and this means The Daily Examiner's premium magazine publication will soon hit the streets.
On Track will be included FREE with every copy of this Saturday's edition (June 23). Don't miss out.
Take our word for it, this year's On Track magazine is going to be a stellar read and is packed with more content than ever before with a whopping 40 pages.
In the 2018 issue Matthew Elkerton interviews the carnival's special guest, legendary country trainer Darren Weir, who made history in the 2015 Melbourne Cup with his choice of jockey, Michelle Payne, aboard Prince of Penzance.
We honour veteran jockey Jeff Lloyd, whose career will come full circle this July as he celebrates a career milestone - 40 years in the saddle.
Our guest racing writer who will be trackside for the big days during the carnival, Tamworth's Geoff Newling, gives his emotional account of being trackside when the legendary Akwazoff took out the Grafton Cup in 1997 and pays respect to the thoroughbred's late loyal trainer, Merv Corliss.
There will also be a smattering of Clarence River Jockey Club's behind-the-scenes legends who help to make this carnival one of Australia's best country meetings. Sadly we bid farewell to one of our most familiar faces too.
On Track devotes plenty of pages to the carnival's other components, showcasing everything from cultural events to the fabulous Clarence Valley. Grafton Shoppingworld is celebrating 10 years of sponsoring Fashions on the Field so we reflect on this milestone while looking at what trends await us this winter.
And just a reminder, if you haven't taken advantage of our fantastic digital subscription offer. where we're offering a FREE Samsung Tablet with every new subscriptions, check it out here for more details.
Thank you once again for supporting The Daily Examiner and I like forward to touching base again soon.