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Handyman magazine closes after 17 years

DIY Magazine Handyman Australia is axing its print edition after more than 15 years.

The title, led by managing editor Zoe Meunier for the last year, first launched in 2001.

Handyman Magazine has released its final edition

It was available at Bunnings Warehouse and a selection of newsagents for $6.50.

The print closure comes almost two years after Direct Group acquired Reader’s Digest, which owns Handyman Magazine.

Meunier’s note in the final December-January edition thanked readers and the for their ongoing support.

“For more than 15 years, in various forms, Handyman magazine has proudly staked its claim as the go-to source for everything DIY, home improvement and garden related. In our first issue in June 2001, we wrote that our mission was to ‘produce more detailed and accurate project and home improvement information than any other DIY magazine on the market’, and we’ve never wavered from our position,” Meunier wrote.

“So on behalf of all the editors, project editors, staff past and present, I’d like to extend a huge thank you and bid a fond farewell to all the wonderfully creative, resourceful and handy-folk out there who have supported the magazine over the years.”

It is not clear whether a digital edition will continue. Mumbrella has approached Direct Group and Handyman for comment.

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