Crush Magazine, Bundaberg Region’s very own premium lifestyle magazine, is being launched this Valentine’s Day to encourage people to fall in love with the Bundaberg Region.
Managing Editor Nikki Sorbello said Issue 1 of the free bi-annual publication would be released exclusively to 100 guests at The Brewhouse on Friday night, and hit public newsstands across the Region in March.
“The Autumn Winter 2020 Picnic Issue showcases the Region’s best places to picnic and includes profiles on the likes of Bundaberg’s home organisation queen, Leanne Baker,” Nikki said.
“Find out which award-winning chef started out cooking two minute noodles, and enjoy a positive little pick-me-up from Bundaberg’s unofficial Mayor, Herb Woodward.
“We are looking forward to a great night. Bert’s Restaurant and Bar has created a special Crush cocktail for the evening and Bargara Brewing Company will be releasing two new drinks.”
Crush magazine many years in the making
Editor-in-Chief Larine Statham said Crush Magazine had been many years in the making and was inspired by other regional Queensland magazine titles like Salt, High Life and Tropic.
“While newspaper readership is on the decline, magazine readership is on a steady increase,” Larine said.
“In this 24-7 technology era, people are getting tired of scrolling and want a tactile leisure experience that allows them to catch their breath, let their hair down and connect with their community.”
She said the word Crush was synonymous with Bundaberg’s annual sugar cane season, but the Magazine’s masthead had a much deeper meaning.
“Crush means to fancy or love something.
‘It can also mean to squeeze or squash something to extract its potential, or to triumph over your competition and they’re all things we want for the Bundaberg Region,” she said.
“With the help of our readers, advertisers and business partners, Crush Magazine has the potential to boost community morale, grow our economy and create jobs.
“We want locals to read Crush Magazine, be proud of their home town and shop local. It will encourage visitors to stay a little longer or return for a family holiday.”
Businesses who would like to stock Crush Magazine and help us share the love can email [email protected]