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Tom & Rita

Rockdale Plaza Newsagency

What does your store specialise in? We sell stationery, newspapers, magazines, lottery and greeting cards. 

Tell us a bit about the history of your store We opened on 27 October 1997 can you believe!? My wife Rita and I work 7 days a week and our son also helps us on the weekend. It's a great family business. 

What's the most popular product in your store? Outside of lottery, greeting cards are always very popular. There is never any shortages of birthdays, engagements or weddings!

What do you enjoy most about work? Having been in the community for so long I'd say seeing our loyal customers and getting to spend time with family at work! It's not just about running a business.

Any passions outside of work? I used to be an avid golfer but I'm afraid those days are behind me now!

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? We recently became grandparents so when we're not working we try and see the little one! 

Have you had any major lottery winners recently? At the beginning of 2018 we had one of our regular customers win the '$20,000 for life' lotto which was fantastic!