Daily Mercury Journalist Zizi Averill. Picture: Tony Martin
Daily Mercury Journalist Zizi Averill. Picture: Tony Martin

MY TOWN: Series to continue but with a change

THE Daily Mercury has always been a leader - just look at My Town and its successes since launching earlier this year.

But coronavirus is the great unknown at the moment, and so it may just happen that in this case, the Daily Mercury will be a follower of all those events which have had to cancel or postpone.

Reporter Zizi Averill was due to venture to Middlemount and Dysart next weekend for a special local government election installment of My Town.

That was before the current public health pandemic.

The idea behind My Town is the personal side of the Daily Mercury, which allows for a deeper dive into issues in towns and outer regions, as well as telling the people stories.

With coronavirus, and factoring in the large number of people who have met our reporters in the various towns, it is a risk to you and the current situation we can not take.

But it doesn’t mean your stories will not be told.

Zizi and our team still want to hear from you and share what is great about where you live.

Is there a new business? A community champion? A hidden hero who lives down your street?

You tell us and we’ll tell the region, the logistics will just be a little different.

Drop Zizi an email at zizi.averill@dailymercury.com.au and she will be in touch.

As a leader, the Daily Mercury will be across the pandemic and, when it is safe for everyone, will revert My Town back to its original method.

My Town may take a hiatus this week due to coronavirus.
My Town may take a hiatus this week due to coronavirus.