The Independent would like to ask for your support. The community is reading our paper more than ever and embracing the content we produce, but advertising revenues across the media as a whole, are falling. Unlike other news organisations we do not charge for our publication – So, to keep our community connected and deliver the local news to your door we would like to ask for your help… Providing up to date local community news takes a lot of time, hard work and people power. We do it because we believe our presence matters – Nobody else tells it how it is, where it is and what it is the way we do.

If you like our journalism, if you like your community news and if you like our sports coverage, we would love it if you could help fund it. Our future may depend on it!

For as little as $5, you can support the Independent – Thank you.