The Glen Innes Examiner is a bi-weekly published on Tuesdays and Thursdays, printing an average of 36 pages a week, bolstered on Tuesday by the weekly regional Country Leader, the four page regional Nornews Trader classified insert, MyCareer pages and quarterfold colour TV guide on Thursdays.
The Examiner, 136 years old this year, reports on all issues affecting the town and district - from Glen Innes Severn Council and a high local news count informing readers on what is happening and how it affects them. The majority of the 2,300 print run is sold over the counter at the local newsagencies who also provides a home delivery service.
Glen Innes is a rural town in the heart of the Northern Tablelands of NSW with a district population of approximataly 9600. It is at the junction of the New England and Gwydir Highways.
Glen Innes Severn Council local Governement area is predominantly rural with a number of villages, the largest of which are Emmaville (population 350) and Deepwater (population 400). Industries are rural and agricultural based with sheep and cattle production the most significant, followed by tourism which generates about $17 million in earnings to the district.
The blossoming tourist industry revolves around world heritage, listed national parks, sapphire fossicking and mining, and Glen Innes’ reputation as the Celtic capital of Australia and the site of the Standing Stones, a monument to the role of Celtic races in the discovery and development of Australia.
The town has a busy shopping centre with most retail industries represented. A number of new industries have been established in the past 12 months.
Major towns in distibution area include: Glen Innes, Deepwater, Emmaville, Dundee, Wellingrove, Glencoe, Ben Lomond, Wellington Vale, Stonehenge.