Noosa Today joins family newspaper stable

Herb Thomas, a second generation newspaperman and grandfather of current managing director Paul Thomas.

NOOSA Today and Real Estate Lifestyle have been purchased by Star News Group.
Star News Group is a fourth generation business, started in 1909 by Albert Edward Thomas, and continues to be independently Australian owned.
Managing director Paul Thomas represents the fourth generation of his family at the helm of the growing company.
“The local newspaper is a powerful tool and an essential ingredient in a democratic society,” Mr Thomas said.
“A strong independent media is as important today as ever. Our company also offers an alternative to the big few media companies which dominate Australian newspaper ownership.
“Star News Group has been involved in many positive campaigns to make a difference within our communities.
“We have been involved in campaigns to build roads, to add public transport, build universities, provide park land, safer roads, raise awareness and countless other positive campaigns.
“We aim to be the voice of the community, reflect its diversity, its concerns and personalities.
” We plan to grow Noosa Today from the positive base built over the last two years and look forward to working with the local community.”