Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine is celebrating its 100th edition with a bumper issue.
While the magazine showcases the best of the region with every new issue, this anniversary edition takes celebrations to the next level: with gold foil on the cover, even more local stories, spectacular homes and, as a special treat, a Hunter Hot 100 list.
Magazine Co-Owner, Publisher and Editor, Cornelia Schulze said that the whole team had been committed to making the 100th issue a standout in the magazine’s rich history that spans more than two decades.
“To include a list of 100 things, experiences and people we love from the region was a really compelling idea. It was a perfect fit for this anniversary issue,” she said.
“With the Hunter Hot 100 list we invite readers to open the pages of the magazine with their eyes closed, point at a random entry and unfailingly find something fun to see or do.
“We are not ranking one entry over another – we simply love them all.”
The magazine was established by Phil and Marilyn Collins in March 1993, who passed the baton to Cornelia Schulze and Julie Hancock in 2018.
Cornelia and Julie used the publication’s strong foundations together with their experience in national and international media to further evolve the glossy magazine.
They added new sections, expanded their editorial team, and broadened the distribution area beyond the region, targeting readers who are not yet locals but would love to be.
“Really at its core, the magazine is about local people. From the Central Coast right up to Port Stephens, all the way across the Lower and Upper Hunter to Murrurundi and Denman, we want to be a part of the community,” Cornelia said.
“This magazine is more than just the glossy pages; it’s about connecting people and supporting the community.”
Magazine Co-Owner and Advertising Director, Julie Hancock said that locally focused magazines are a vital part of showcasing regional Australia.
“I think this year has not only asked us to think locally but has shown us how regional Australia can be booming and that it has so much to offer,” she said.
“I think magazines like Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine are important and will only
continue to grow as these regional areas grow.”
The publication has a readership of more than 25,000 and is a fixture on the region’s business and home coffee tables.
Cornelia and Julie said they cannot wait to keep sharing local stories, homes and experiences with their readers for another 100 editions.
The 100th edition of Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine is now available to purchase at newsagents throughout the region as well as at Harris Farm in Newcastle.
In addition to the magazine, Cornelia and Julie have recently launched buyHUNTER.com.au, an online marketplace dedicated solely to offering small, artisan producers in the Hunter, Newcastle and the Central Coast online sales opportunities.
IMAGE | Julie Hancock and Cornelia Schulze – Owners of Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine (left-right).