In response to the unfortunate demise of Gove’s only source of local news, The Arafura Times, I decided to offer an alternative source for our community news, views, articles, events, advertisements, photos, videos and other assorted items of interest.
It is important to not only inform and promote our region, particularly during this period of transition but also to leave a record of local life for future generations. Whether you call it an electronic newspaper, an e-mag or newsletter, Gove Online is a free online news resource dedicated to our amazing region.
What is different about an electronic version? Quite simply, the cost. There are no costs involved for premises to house large and expensive printing equipment, paper or ink. There are no reporters or editors on the payroll and no delivery costs. Residing in cyberspace and freely accessible the world over, 24/7/365, our modest electronic newspaper is the logical step from costly traditional paper. However, there are plans to publish a regular hard-copy ‘newsletter’ in the future.
The existing range of content currently includes familiar sections covering local news, the business sector, sports, clubs & associations, public notices and community events. Plans are underway for a dedicated junior section to serve as a much-needed platform for the younger generation to voice their opinions and showcase their achievements. Gove Online is also looking into the delivery of a range of material in Yolŋu Matha.
What would you like to see? Please let me know.
I also encourage you, your business, club or organisation, your family and friends, to contribute news, views, articles, events and anything else you think might be useful. Please also share your photos, videos and drone footage too. Simply email your content to firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best