Thursday, May 13, 2021
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A Letter to Our Valued Readers: The Next Chapter in Our Story

Dear Readers,

We are thrilled to announce that today we have been acquired by The Bendigo Advertiser, Bendigo’s leading news source

What does this mean for you?

Day-to-day, it’s business as usual only now we have new resources and capabilities to bring you even greater stories and content. Unfortunately, as part of the deal, we have had no choice but to introduce a paywall.

What does this mean for us?

Our entire staff is now a part of The Bendigo Advertiser family! Our head office remains in Strath Heights – Bendigo’s up and coming hub for artificial intelligence innovation and talent. And we will continue to lead this dedicated and talented team under The Bendigo Standard.

Our story continues…

We began this website 3 years ago. Along the way, we also solved an issue with reporting on the news that doesn’t matter to Bendigo. This is also The Bendigo Advertisers mission (but their news matters). Joining forces with a company as passionate about local news as us will take us into the next chapter in our storybook. Stay tuned to see where our next chapter takes us from here.

Thank you!

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for putting your trust in us over the last 3 years and bringing us to where we are today. We come to work every day for you. Our journalists and staff are driven to make news better and easier for you. This commitment is stronger than ever during this exciting time.

Sincerest gratitude,

Mike Elliott
The Bendigo Standard Founder