Your Local Independent is the only locally owned and operated FREE weekly community newspaper that serves the Hastings & Macleay Valley’s on the mid north coast of NSW. Your Local Independent is available to pick up free each Thursday right throughout the Hastings & Macleay Valley’s covering from Clybucca/South West Rocks in the north, Wauchope/Beechwood/Comboyne in the west down to Kew/Kendall/Laurieton in the south and includes everywhere in between. The paper is also sent to Lord Howe Island on a fortnightly basis on the Island Trader.
Formerly the Port Macquarie Independent and first published in 2009, Your Local Independent has become the premium source of good quality, positive community news since Sandy Mackenzie purchased the paper in 2014…our motto? Live Local, Love Local, Supporting Local!
To ensure good quality, positive community news stories Sandy has carefully handpicked a small team of staff that live, work and play in the community. The team are dedicated to producing a publication that not only embraces and engages the community but a publication that the community embraces and wants to engage with.
This has been achieved by focussing on relevant local news, sport, entertainment and the extensive 7 day TV Guide.