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We are the fastest growing source of quality local news and conversation in the Capital region.

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Our Publications

We believe that good communication is about listening to the people who live in the region we serve, and that passionate debate and deep local knowledge create the best conversations.

Riotact, our primary masthead and household name in Canberra, was established in late 2000 as a place for local news, opinion and analysis.
About Regional is Riotact’s sister site focusing on news, views and features from South East NSW and the South West Slopes.
Region's Chinese version contains a curated selection of Region's daily content translated to Chinese by our in-house team here in Canberra.
Region Riverina covers the news, views and features of south-western NSW, centering around the vibrant city of Wagga Wagga.
Region Illawarra covers news, views and community events from around the Illawarra, centering on the thriving city of Wollongong.
The Region Property guide is a one-stop guide to the latest property and real estate news in the Canberra region, distributed digitally weekly.
The Cape York Weekly proudly covers the local news that matters to Far North Queensland, taking in the communities of Cooktown, Weipa, Aurukun, Napranum, Lockhart River and the Torres Strait.

Our Social Properties

About Us

Our trusted, experienced journalists take on the issues that matter to you. Our first priority is always our community.

Region is local everywhere. Original, locally sourced editorial content is our priority and all our stories come from Canberra and the surrounding region.

Strong, ethical and independent editorial policies drive Region Group. Our key commitment is to providing balanced, relevant local content, produced by professional journalists.

Our reader interaction creates vibrant, entertaining, on-topic conversations, curated to ensure vigorous but fair discussion. Our commercial partners align with our view that community comes first.

Statistics

Region Group is a Canberra region news organisation. Our priority is local stories and people. Our current readership comprises over 948,000 monthly unique website visitors and over 346,000 direct social media followers across our publications.

Since founding in August 2016, Region Group’s website visitors, social reach and engagement have grown month-over-month to become one of the largest digital platforms to communicate with the people of the region.

948,000+
Unique monthly visitors
346,000+
Social following
135,000+
Published articles
1,900,000+
Published comments

Our People

In a turbulent media landscape, Region has evolved to be the digital disruptor, building community and creating a sustainable source of freely accessible local news.

Our experienced team of local journalists are creating a trove of quality local content, focusing on telling the stories and covering the issues that matter to the people of the region.

Our editorial team is supported by more than 35 local leaders from politics, local business, not-for-profit organisations, and the community sector spanning the Chief Minister, a balanced cross-section of our local MPs and MLAs, local thought leaders, opinion makers, domain experts, and community members.

Tim White
Tim White
CEO & Co-Founder
Tim White

Canberra-born tech entrepreneur Tim White was one of the driving forces behind real estate platform Allhomes.

Tim was CEO of Allhomes from 2007-2016. While Tim was at the helm, the number of listings on the site grew from 5,000 to 430,000. Page views rose from 10,000 per day to 2 million per day, and revenue grew at an annual rate of 35 per cent. Allhomes became one of the most trusted and iconic brands in the Canberra region.

Allhomes was acquired by Fairfax Media in 2014 for $50 million.

Inspired by his young family, Tim is a passionate advocate for life in the capital.

Kim Treasure
Kim Treasure
Content Director
Kim Treasure

Kim Treasure has been a journalist for more than 35 years, working across regional NSW and Canberra in print, radio and online. She began her career at the Newcastle Herald with Fairfax Media and managed almost 40 mastheads across Southern NSW before leaving the company in 2019. She was the voice of ABC Radio in the Eurobodalla for more than two decades and has written for national magazines and newspapers. Kim has been a judge on the NSW Australian of the Year Panel, a board member of the Ronald McDonald Holiday Retreat, and an active member of sporting and community organisations on the NSW South Coast. She has a passion for public interest journalism and a drive to foster community connections and conversation. Kim lives on small acreage near Batemans Bay and loves nothing more than spending time with family and friends - both two and four-legged.

Kirsty Tomas
Kirsty Tomas
Sales Director
Kirsty Tomas

Kirsty Tomas is a highly motivated and results driven sales leader with a passion for creating the best outcome for customers and the business. Kirsty heads up the national sales team that focuses on developing productive and long lasting partnerships with clients by unique and creative collaboration. Kirsty's strengths are building and maintaining client relationships which has served her well over a successful career.

With over 25 years experience in sales with world leaders in the hospitality industry, EVENT, Marriott and IHG to name a few, the experience that Kirsty has gained while working in hotels throughout Australia, London and Dubai gives her a diverse level of skills and insight.

Kirsty spends her down time on her truffle farm with her family and furry companions.

Ian Oswald
Ian Oswald
Chief Technical Officer
Ian Oswald

Ian has played a senior role in a series of successful high-growth technology businesses including Senior Platform Engineer at UberGlobal and Platform Developer at MelbourneIT.

Leading the development of Region Group’s technical platform, Ian is responsible for platform development, hosting, maintenance, and operations.

Ian contributes his technical expertise and mentorship to a number of businesses in the Canberra start-up community.

Chris Roe
Chris Roe
Riverina Editor
Jen White
Jen White
Illawarra Editor
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson
Public Sector Editor
Lyndon Keane
Lyndon Keane
Cape York Weekly Editor
Lyndon Keane

Lyndon Keane has been a passionate advocate for regional journalism his entire media career, a passion that has taken him to newsrooms across south-west Queensland and the Top End of the Northern Territory. He has returned to journalism at the helm of the Cape York Weekly after more than half a decade in communication, governance and stakeholder engagement roles in local government across regional Australia, including most recently on Cape York.

Lyndon believes an independent media voice and public interest journalism are vital to strong regional communities and, as a lifelong political junkie, is not afraid to ask the hard questions to hold politicians at all three tiers of government to account.

Ian Bushnell
Ian Bushnell
Senior Journalist
Ian Bushnell

Ian “Bushy” Bushnell is a career journalist and a former News Editor and Chief of Reporting staff at The Canberra Times, where he was at the centre of some of the capital’s biggest stories.

A Canberra resident since 1995, he and his partner have raised three children here and takes a keen interest in politics, urban development, health, education and sustainability issues.

He enjoys the ACT’s bush environment and its rich cultural offerings including music, theatre and sport, and a good bottle of red.

Karyn Starmer
Karyn Starmer
Senior Journalist
Karyn Starmer

Karyn Starmer is a second career journalist working freelance in print, radio and online media after completing a Masters in Journalism. Karyn began her working life as a financial markets trader for an international bank but wandered away from Sydney to set up an idyllic family life on the South Coast. While immersed in the local South Coast community, she has made Canberra a virtual second home and spends a lot of time on the Kings Highway.

Tim Gavel
Tim Gavel
Senior Journalist
Tim Gavel

Sports commentator with ABC Grandstand since 1988, calling a range of sports including NRL, Super Rugby, Wallabies, Rowing World Cups, Rugby World Cups, Socceroos, Matildas, Opals, Boomers, WNBL, NBL, International Netball, Men’s and Women’s one day international cricket, Big Bash, World Volleyball League for Fox Sports, Rowing World Cup and National Championships for Fox Sports and the 2000 Paralympics. Tim is an icon in the ACT region's sporting community and brings an unrivalled insight to the games we play, big and small.

John Thistleton
John Thistleton
Senior Journalist
John Thistleton

John Thistleton’s 30-plus years in the print media began at Cowra, and includes stints in Young, Wellington, Leeton, Crookwell, Queanbeyan, Goulburn, and, over 12 years, the Canberra Times.

As a reporter and managing editor John has watched the media fragment into numerous new opportunities.

A highlight for him at Goulburn was switching off a national wire service and relying on local staff and news to refresh content and see the paper flourish.

Moving to property and planning rounds in Canberra, John covered battles east and west of the city when retailing, residential and rural landscapes swiftly changed to accommodate a fast-growing population.

After leaving for a brief stint at the National Capital Authority as media manager he returned to the Canberra Times as the business editor, then a reporter covering the broader ACT region.

Andrew McLaughlin
Andrew McLaughlin
Senior Journalist
Albert McKnight
Albert McKnight
Journalist
Albert McKnight

The love of telling a good story took me into journalism in 2014 and I've been writing ever since. Raised on the NSW South Coast, I spent seven years working as a reporter in the region covering a multitude of issues and topics, from politics and police to court and community, after studying a degree in psychology. As a strong believer in transparent justice I look forward to focusing on covering court matters in the Canberra region, looking at crimes but also the impact they have on people in the community. My spare time is spent on books, the beach, music and travelling the globe.

Edwina Mason
Edwina Mason
Journalist
Edwina Mason

Edwina Mason has worked as a journalist and editor in regional and metropolitan media for over 30 years. Her loop of NSW regional newspapers includes Young, Griffith, Armidale, Singleton, Camden and Queanbeyan before she joined Eric Beecher's Text Media Group. There she transitioned from print to online journalism firstly in content strategy, then as an editor at News Ltd and over to ninemsn where she was head of News, Current Affairs, Technology and the network home page.

A couple of years living in Toronto, Canada found her learning the art of documentary filmmaking in the Mississipi Delta before she returned home to the family farm to live. A year of planting trees later she joined the Young Witness as its managing editor. Then it was over to learn the political ropes under Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson before she became Senior Electorate Officer for Katrina's successor Steph Cooke.

Home is the family farm at Thuddungra where she's laid her hat, surrounded by too many four-legged critters for her brother's liking. Now breeding quarterhorses with her partner, she feeds, rides and pats cutting horses morning and evening around her About Regional work.

James Coleman
James Coleman
Journalist
Sally Hopman
Sally Hopman
Journalist
Dione David
Dione David
Journalist
Morgan Kenyon
Morgan Kenyon
Journalist
Hayden Fritzlaff
Hayden Fritzlaff
Journalist
Hayden Fritzlaff

Hayden is a writer, musician, and all-around Canberra enthusiast. After studying music and English at ANU, Hayden has worked with a number of Canberra-based arts and media organisations.

When he's not writing, Hayden can usually be found watching the next up-and-coming local band, or reading up on the latest music and arts happenings around town.

Claire Fenwicke
Claire Fenwicke
Journalist
Claire Sams
Claire Sams
Journalist
James Day
James Day
Journalist
Jacqui Lyons
Jacqui Lyons
Journalist
Oliver Jacques
Oliver Jacques
Journalist
Shri Rajen
Shri Rajen
Journalist
Jarryd Rowley
Jarryd Rowley
Journalist
Keeli Royle
Keeli Royle
Journalist
Chisa Hasegawa
Chisa Hasegawa
Journalist
Lucy Ridge
Lucy Ridge
Food & Wine Writer
David Murtagh
David Murtagh
Sub-editor
David Murtagh

David Murtagh began his career as a journalist in Sydney working as a producer at 2GB, and sub-editor at CFO magazine and Medical Observer.

In 2003, David began work as a public servant, switching between policy roles, and media and communications, especially speechwriting.

He specialised in foreign investment, resource and energy issues, agriculture and economics.

He has a Masters of Public Policy, and Masters of National Security from the ANU.

In recent years, David has returned to journalism, hosting a podcast, writing a blog, and subbing and writing at Region.

Michelle Kroll
Michelle Kroll
Media Production
Michelle Kroll

Michelle Kroll began her career as a photographer in the Air Force where she developed the discipline to capture high quality images in demanding environments; first time, every time. During her time in the military she expanded her skills to include videography, and has continued to work in the media industry for nearly 30 years. Her career has seen her shooting both nationally and worldwide, and from a variety of platforms - air, land and sea.

Having managed her own media production companies she connects with small and large businesses alike, and enjoys the challenge of working with a team to create visually engaging and effective content, all the while a focus on fun being had by all.

With a passion for experiencing different cultures and places, she is seldom seen without a camera close by. Michelle is an avid supporter of local producers and actively promotes the Canberra wine region to anyone who will listen.

Shayna Siakimotu
Shayna Siakimotu
Marketing & Client Experience Manager
Alicia Webb
Alicia Webb
Account Executive
Janette Wojtaszak
Janette Wojtaszak
Account Executive
Arjun Sudhilal
Arjun Sudhilal
Account Executive
Annaliese Doyle
Annaliese Doyle
Account Executive
Michael Lancsar
Michael Lancsar
Business Development Executive
Laura Liu
Laura Liu
Content Coordinator
Tyson Bennett
Tyson Bennett
Graphic Designer
Kinley Tshering
Kinley Tshering
Junior Developer
Morgan McGoogan
Morgan McGoogan
Social Media & Content Coordinator
John Coleman
John Coleman
Social Media Coordinator

Testimonials

Learn how partnerships between us and our clients help build stronger relationships with the community and change the way they market their organisations.
Michelle Robertson, RSPCA
RSPCA
Mark Edlund, Clarity Home Loans
Clarity Home Loans
Travis Doherty, Village Building Company
Village Building Company
Tom Martin, Water Tight
Water Tight
Martin Fisk, Menslink
Menslink
Holly Komorowski, Home.by Holly
Home.by Holly
Dean Goulder, Bendigo Bank
Bendigo Bank
Jenny Kitchin, Woden Community Service
Woden Community Service

…our online activity has certainly measurably improved and we are ultimately seeing it in our sales…

Travis Doherty / CEO
Village Building Company

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Region Group Headquarters

Burns Centre
Suite 1.4, 28 National Circuit
Forrest ACT 2603, Australia
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Region Riverina

Level 1 - Suite 1, 161 Baylis St
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
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