Magazine hoping to spill the dirt on our great community

New magazine The Dirt on Cobar will feature the work of local photographer Klae McGuinness and content to help “push the positives” of our community. Contributed

The Cobar Weekly is getting ready to spill The Dirt on Cobar with a new magazine currently in production that aims to showcase what a great place Cobar is to live.

The magazine’s editor Tahnee Tomek said she hopes The Dirt on Cobar magazine will evoke feelings of pride in our town.

“It also aims to show visitors and new residents to town the great sense of community that Cobar is renowned for,” Mrs Tomek said.

“In our first edition of The Dirt on Cobar we are trying to really push the positives of Cobar, to show people Cobar is a great place to live or visit.

“It focuses solely on Cobar.”

She said The Dirt on Cobar is different to The Cobar Weekly’s past In Cobar tourism and information magazines in that it will have more articles of interest rather than just having a content of local statistics and information.

The Dirt on Cobar will aim to tell people more of a story about what it’s really like to live in Cobar,” Mrs Tomek said.

She said this magazine will also have a totally different look with local photographer Klae McGuinness on board.

“Klae is really enthusiastic about this project,” Mrs Tomek said.

“He captures Cobar in ways that everyone else doesn’t automatically see.

“We hope this magazine will show people sides of Cobar that perhaps not everyone gets to see or they just didn’t notice before.

“That’s what Klae’s photos aim to do, to present a subject in a different way.”

Mrs Tomek said all of the magazine’s advertisers have also been offered Klae’s photographic services so they can really showcase their businesses in the best possible way.

“I’m very pleased with the strong response we’ve had from our advertisers which will ensure the magazine is jam-packed with lots of information about places to stay, local shopping and things to do,” she said.

“Cobar Shire Council has also shown a lot of support and, with more than 50 businesses and community groups on board, there will be plenty of “dirt” to fill the first edition.”

Mrs Tomek said the name of the new edition, The Dirt on Cobar, came about from a staff brainstorming session.

“It’s catchy and a great play on words.

“Mining involves dirt, agriculture involves dirt, those are our two main industries, but it’s also about “getting the dirt” on the place,” Mrs Tomek said.

“All the staff are really excited about this new magazine which we are hoping to have out in about 4-6 weeks.

“We will then be encouraging locals and businesses to pass it along and help get the word out that Cobar is a great place.”