The Gunnedah Times is waving goodbye to paper boy Haakon Williams who is leaving to pursue other after-school endeavours.

Together with good mate Jaydn Treay, the young duo has been pedalling around town each Thursday afternoon to deliver the latest edition of the Gunnedah Times to its loyal readership.

Jaydn, who is Year 6 at Gunnedah Public School, will stay on at the paper run.

He said was there a strong sense of community during his weekly deliveries.

“Everyone is so welcoming, it’s really nice,” he said.

It was not only the community camaraderie that the boys enjoyed – the extra pocket money earned from paper deliveries was also a good incentive.

Paper boys and girls earn 50 cents from each paper sold during their deliveries and sometimes receive tips as well.

“Some customers will give you a tip especially if you do a good job and are friendly,” said good mate and fellow paper boy, Haakon.

The Gunnedah Times paper boys and girls often find the after-school job is a great introduction to business and early employment. Plus, the money saved from paper runs are often saved by the children for great future purchases. Jaydn said he will be putting his money towards a new scooter or push bike.

To enquire about becoming a Gunnedah Times paper person, or for more information, contact the Conadilly Street office on 5700 3815 or email [email protected]

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