Ingham Daily Press

Keeping People Connected

Keeping Hinchinbrook connected: How to share your story with Ingham Daily Press

IDP celebrates the achievements of our talented, aspiring young locals, and shares in their successes, hopes and dreams for the future, like Ingham gymnast, Connor De-Campo "reaching for the stars".

AFTER NewsCorp announced the shire’s only dedicated newspaper was going out of print in 2020, Ingham Daily Press (IDP) was born with the purpose of filling the void and a vision to keep the Hinchinbrook community connected.

Two years ago, IDP co-founder and journalist, Jonny Pearce, got more than he bargained for after a haricut at Tony’s Barber.

Not only did he get great service, insightful conversation and a slick haircut, he went away with an idea to launch a free online community newspaper – by the people, for the people.

While getting a trim at Tony’s, Jonny Pearce came up with the idea for Ingham Daily Press.

Having only recently moved to Ingham Jonny set out to turn his idea into reality.

After meeting local IT expert Ben Barbi, this dynamic duo brought IDP to life – it was a match made in Ingham!

“Hinchinbrook deserved more than once-a-week mention in the larger neighbour’s paper,” Ben said.

“This Shire has its own identity. Its own history. And its own voice.

“A local paper is the life-blood of a community – we want people to know we’re here to give them that voice,” he said.

Since its inception, countless groups and individuals have shared their stories through Ingham Daily Press.

IDP is proud to have successfully provided a free platform for locals to share, promote and engage with by focusing on community news, human interest stories, local history and culture.

A handful of passionate local volunteers make up the IDP team, working tirelessly behind the scenes to report and produce stories with heart and soul that are engaging and relevant to the Hinchinbrook community.  

IDP shares the stories that aren’t being covered, but nevertheless matter to the community.

Our vibrant community has a lot of stories to be told, but for us to continue to do what we do, we need you!

If you are a school, sporting club, community organisation, volunteer group or an individual with a story to share, we would love to hear from you – and so would the Hinchinbrook community.

Ingham Daily press is here for you as a free online newspaper publication and a platform for you to share updates, results, drawers, events, milestones, special achievements and news that matters.

We are committed to providing a voice for our part of the world and celebrating the incredible community we are and the amazing locals who are part of it.

If you have a story you wish to share, please submit to us via our submissions page on our website Ingham Daily Press – Keeping People Connected or e-mail

Let’s keep Hinchinbrook connected – by the people for the people.

Go to our website and select submission to submit your story.
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