Coolum school kids evacuate on their bikes as a bushfire rages between Coolum and Peregian Beach. Photo Lachie Millard
Coolum school kids evacuate on their bikes as a bushfire rages between Coolum and Peregian Beach. Photo Lachie Millard

A new online era: More for you every day of the week

WE'VE been telling the stories of Coolum for many years, bringing local news and information to your front door.

Today, we enter a new era.

One where we renew our commitment to bring you stories about people you know, and to document our town's history.

The Coolum and North Shore News is changing so that we can keep you better informed every day of the week online, alongside daily paper The Sunshine Coast..

But we need your support.

Today we have launched a Premium online subscription model to the best local journalism, as well as state and national news.

Your subscription will help to fund the stories that really matter to our local community.

We take our responsibility to you seriously.

From today, for the introductory price of just $3 a week, you will get access to all local news, state news and a national news feed. You get to read everything happening in Coolum and the wider Sunshine Coast region, as well as the best in state and national news, business and sport from our sister title The Courier Mail, and much more.

You will still have free online access to vital information such as severe weather warnings, road closures, missing person reports and other issues where public safety may be at risk. Classifieds and real estate listings online will also be free to access.

And if you are already a subscriber at the Sunshine Coast Daily, you simply need to log in to www.coolum-news.com.au and you're away.

While regional print readership has remained steady over the last four years, digital audiences have grown significantly, doubling in fact, to 1.6m per month.

We've had boots on the ground in Coolum for decades, bringing you news and information. We look forward to your support.

Please note, this does not affect your print product, which will continue to come out every Friday and the cover price remains free.


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