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Chasing interstate newspapers

Mark Fletcher
February 8th, 2018 · 7 Comments

I have been copied on a series of sixteen emails from Kenny Lu, a passionate newspaper reader, to publishers seeking easier access to Melbourne newspapers when interstate. I have also had several calls from Kenny on the matter. Below I share, with his permission and at his request, one email from Kenny that best lays out his request and proposition:

Dear Kammeron, Michael, Damian, Robert, Bryce, Venetia and Mark,

Firstly Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast also North Queensland that look I don’t want the Herald Sun to withdraw from the Queensland Market because I am a regular reader as a Home Delivery Customer in Melbourne that if I go to Brisbane, Gold Coast and Noosa I still get the Herald Sun but the problem is some Newsagency on the Gold Coast and Noosa shuts early than 1.00pm I have to say and the Sunday herlad Sun don’t arrive in the Gold Coast or the SUnshine Coast on time therefore that they should come in at 10.00am in Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane I have to say then and it annoys me well I will be annoyed if the Herald Sun/Sunday Herald Sun is no longer selling in the Queensland Market and I wanted the Herrald Sun to be sold in Queensland Markets as well as Cairns, Port Douglas and Townsville to be sold there.

I read that on the Australian Newsagency Blog there are:

https://www.newsagencyblog.com.au/2012/02/08/there-go-the-sales-of-the-herald-sun-interstate/

Well we wanted strong sales of the Herald Sun to be sold at all Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast newsagents and therefore for Victorians are holidaying or living in Queensland can get the Herald Sun and the Sunday Herald Sun easily then but we wanted it to come in the Morning like 10.00am in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Newsagencys.

For an example Tuesday’s Herald Sun comes on a Tuesday and no firm sales for the Newsagencys across Queensland and Yes we wanted the Sunday Herald SUn to come on a Sunday I have to say then.

Yes we wanted all Herald SUn and Sunday Herald Sun to be sold in Queensland Markets to arrive at 9.30am in the morning so Victorians can buy the Herald Sun/Sunday Herald Sun and I wanted the paper to arrive on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast to come at 10.00am for Queensland Markets and Brisbane as well.

Also for Brisbane that we wanted the Sunday Herald Sun to be sold at all Brisbane Newsagents for Victorians living in Brisbane or are on holidays and also at Airports.

Also we wanted all Brisbane Newsagencies to sell the Herald Sun/Sunday Herald Sun to be sold at Brisbane Newsagents on the same day so as Brisbane CBD all of them including the Sunday Herald Sun sold on a Sunday.

I do get the Herald Sun in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Noosa so far I get it at Rankins on the Mall, Benowa Gardens Newsagency, Pacific Fair Newsagency and Australia Fair only on a Sunday, Brisbane Airport Newslink at Qantas Terminal and the Terminal, Noosa Junction Newsagency and Noosa Heads Newsagency that is where I get the Herald Sun with THe Courier Mail and The Sunday Mail I get it there.

Yes we want to make it clear for Victorian visitors are in Queensland or lived in Queensland that we wanted the Herald Sun to be sold in all Queensland Newsagencies as well as Cairns, Port Douglas and Townsville because I want Queensland sells the Herald Sun and Sunday herald Sun and be arrived at 9.00am in the Morning for Victorians who wanted to read that paper.

I don’t want a demise of sales of the Herald Sun in Queensland so we wanted for Queensland to sell the Herald Sun and have more people from Victoria can get it.

I don’t want this crisis to happen or Victorians in Queensland won’t come and it will be hard for them so we wanted Victorians in Queensland to get the Herald Sun and Sunday Herald Sun.

Have they being any high and increased sales of the Herald Sun in Queensland? I get it there including Airports in Brisbane.

I being requesting what we want and Yes we would like a request for all Melbourne Newsagencies that they should sell The Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph, The Courier Mail/The Sunday Mail/Gold Coast Bulletin and The Advertiser/Sunday Mail to be sold in Melbourne at all Melbourne Newsagencies for tourist and visitors can get their Newspapers also at Airports to be sold there.

I wanted this considered that we don’t want any demise of selling the Herald Sun sold in Queensland we wanted it on the same day so Victorians can get the Herald Sun like I get it in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast can you please bring this e-mail up at the meeting because we don’t want this crisis that we don’t sell the Herald Sun anymore at Newsagents in Queensland we wanted more sales of the Herald Sun/Sunday Herald Sun to be sold at all Queensland Newsagents and more importantly they should arrive at 9.30am in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast and at Airports.

I wanted all Queensland Newsagencies to continue to sell the Herald Sun/Sunday Herald Sun at Newsagencies and come earlier like 10.00am so Victorians can get the Herald Sun/Sunday Herald Sun there.

I supported the move and the continuation to sell the Herald Sun in Queensland Markets for Victorians getting the paper are tourists or living there.

I would like a response regarding this for News Queensland and HWT and this is serious and if I go to the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Noosa I get the Herald Sun/Sunday Herald Sun there as well as The Courier Mail/The SUnday Mail.

I love reading papers so much I enjoyed it.

I will hear from you soon.

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Category: Newspapers

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jason // Feb 8, 2018 at 6:49 AM

    If he has email, surely he can read the news online.

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  • 2 Judy // Feb 8, 2018 at 9:03 AM

    We regularly have customers requesting the Herald Sun but we can only get ‘next-day’ delivery so we have to send them elsewhere.

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  • 3 Paul S // Feb 8, 2018 at 10:53 AM

    My head hurts after reading that.

    In all seriousness though it’s only a newspaper so who cares anyway ? Its not like newsagents make enough money out of them to care when or if they turn up.

    We know print newspapers are dieing so why would we care about sourcing what is in the not too distant future going to become an online resource potentially only ? Why would news look to add more cost to what is most likely a marginal money making venture for them outside of the papers home state anyhow ?

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  • 4 Gerard Munday // Feb 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    Its 2018 isn’t it …. why can’t News offer a “firm sale” margin and a “sale and return” margin.
    Also, perhaps a price reflective on a product that was printed at 1am and arrives interstate within 10 hours.
    Print is becoming a product that consumers are no longer buying through habit … its a choice. Its a pity the retail price doesn’t reflect this, allowing re-sellers to make an appropriate margin….especially for those customers wanting it interstate.

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  • 5 Carmen // Feb 8, 2018 at 11:51 AM

    We stock the Herald Sun at Nextra Post Office Square (Brisbane CBD) it always arrives same day usually before lunch time. However as it is a firm sale I can understand why others choose not to.

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  • 6 Amanda // Feb 11, 2018 at 1:36 PM

    Simple answer is there is no money in it for the retailer mr Kenny Lu.

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  • 7 Amanda // May 18, 2018 at 4:27 PM

    What I would like to know is there any newsagents in Newcastle who will get the Gold Coast Bulliten and Courier Mail Hard copies in for me ?
    Have rung 30 and non will go so
    Yes know I can get digital but I need the actual hard copies

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