Gympie's Winter Trees on Mary event has been blasted by organisers of Warwick's festival.
Gympie's Winter Trees on Mary event has been blasted by organisers of Warwick's festival. Craig Warhurst

Warwick editor hits out at Gympie

 

Warwick Daily News editor Gavin Northey has hit out at Gympie's Winter Trees on Mary in his latest editorial.

Below is his opinion piece.

"Well, you can't blame us for speculating after we found out that Gympie - probably in a grip of an ideas drought - has stolen Warwick's Jumpers and Jazz theme ... or at least the jumpers element.

Warwick started our quirky festival 12 years ago - and we just celebrated the culmination of another wonderful and successful event at the weekend.

It all started with a lightbulb moment, some artistic flair, patience, persistence and years of hard work. Well, here's a message for Gympie.

It won't work, guys.

 

Imitations never succeed like the original - and best. And here's a message for Warwick. You have been given a warning: our festival well may be in a mighty fight.

We run it on the cheap. We don't know how much Gympie will throw at theirs.

If you are a business that has been sharing in the annual $2.5 million windfall our festival generates, it's time to get out your wallet.

What could we achieve if the entire community chipped in to help prepare the festival instead of the hard-working band of faithfuls?

Here's the plan.

Drop us a small letter to the editor (two-three paragraphs) telling Gympie what we think. Let's hit them with our passion."

Gympie Times


PHOTOS: Campers keen with 8 sleeps left before Gympie Muster

premium_icon PHOTOS: Campers keen with 8 sleeps left before Gympie Muster

Campers are filing in to the Amamoor Creek State Forest grounds.

Meet the Gympie young gun cuing up for the open men's team

premium_icon Meet the Gympie young gun cuing up for the open men's team

Being young and competitive gives him options

How Australia can have the 'world's cheapest power'

premium_icon How Australia can have the 'world's cheapest power'

Uranium, coal, gas and renewables all in the mix - O'Brien

Local Partners