New Year is on the way.
New Year is on the way. Alistair Brightman

COMMENT: Bigger and better things yet to come

INVARIABLY at Christmas time every year some DJ on the radio station I'm listening to will pull out John and Yoko's classic "Happy Xmas (War is Over)” and give it a good spin.

They say music has that magical ability to take you back to a time and place, but this particular song seems to take on a different meaning each year that goes by.

Kudos to John Lennon for pulling that off.

It's a mixture of nostalgia and melancholy, combined with a sudden reflection on what has gone down over the past 365 days, and what that all means.

As I drove into work a few days ago, with good old Triple Z blaring away with the song in question, I could only reflect on what a huge year it has been here at the QT.

With a pending change of ownership, we have done our best not to be distracted and to continue to report on the stories that matter most to you.

There have been struggles along the way, but here we are, Boxing Day 2016, and now looking forward to what promises to be an exciting 2017.

On behalf of everyone at the QT, here's wishing you a happy and safe Christmas, and a prosperous 2017.



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