Tuross Head Weekly Times came into being in October 2008.
Head has a long tradition of having its own newsletter.
The TurossNews served the community
well from December 1980 to November 2009.
With production costs exceeding advertising revenue the once monthly
printed TurossNews was no longer a viable format.
Tuross Head Weekly Times came about as an on-line addendum to this
www.turosshead.org website as a means to
diseminate information about changes to the website.
four weeks the Tuross Head Weekly Times and the TurossNews sat side
by side. Once the TurossNews folded the Tuross Head Weekly Times
extended its format to provide community news on a weekly basis.
became known as the Weekly Giant when a reader rang the editor to
ask questions about
"the weekly paper... you know... the Tuross Giant"
who are the Friends of the Giant ?
time to time the publisher/editor/copylad/newspaperboy
for the Tuross Head Weekly Times needs a holiday away from the village
of the Giant are members of the Tuross Community interested in stepping
in and ensuring the continuity of the newsletter for periods up
to three months at a time providing the continuity a newsletter
to the Tuross community that is friendly, local, informative, timely,
neutral/positive in regards to most elements of Local/State and
Federal actions that affect the Tuross community and questioning
of those items and events that may be considered of detriment.
along the lines that now have the Tuross Head Weekly Giant one of
the most talked about community newsletters on the
South Coast of NSW.
there are editors who are happy to take turns
compiling copy into a set template in Publisher software.
This requires them to have a non-Macintosh machine and be interested
in learning to use Publisher software. All editors are trained one-on-one
in being able to compile and publish weekly newsletters using an
established template. A most satisfying role.
there are the contributers who enjoy providing
content that ranges from Group News to Sports, Council news to
articles on local nature and local history. These contributors can
submit their content via email in any format for the editor to collect
are those who enjoy photography and capturing
local events for the social pages.
members are already in the roles of being publicity officers for
their own clubs whilst others are happy to sit at cafes
talking to residents and listening to opinion in order to compose
articles that are of current concern within the community.
of the Giant meet each week over coffee or wine and pizza to discuss
the newsletter for the week with the intention of meeting the publishing
date of Wednesday Mornings. The appointed Editor for each week is
the one also responsible for ensuring the subscribers are notified
each Wednesday morning of the latest publication.
of the Giant enjoy hands on tuition in the whole process of on-line
you are interested in the local Tuross Giant Newsletter production
and would like to be involved in its making and continuity please