The Port Macquarie News is the Hastings Valley's longest-standing and most reliable source of public interest journalism and community news and information.
For more than 140 years, it has documented the area's growth from a former convict settlement to a regional city and business hub and one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations.
The Greater Port Macquarie area boasts one of the best year-round climates in Australia. It stretches from 17 stunning beaches, to the fertile farmland of Wauchope and includes 40,000 hectares of National Parks and State Forests.
Its attractions include a world-famous Koala Hospital, Billabong Zoo, Timbertown, regular music festivals, international sporting and cultural events and numerous river and whale-watching cruises.
The Port Macquarie News' award-winning website features original multimedia stories from across this diverse and vibrant region. From breaking and developing local news, to council, business and property stories, to features and major sporting fixtures and results; our stories are produced by highly qualified, community-based journalists.
The weekly print edition is published on Friday and carries a summary of the top local news and lifestyle stories, as well as regular columnists, sports details and "Whats On" locally.
The Port Macquarie News plays a critical role in keeping the community connected through quality stories, stunning photography and solutions-driven journalism.