January 2020

Published a story 29th Jan 2020 3:25 PM

‘Sometimes these events happen when there are emotionally fraught circumstances.’

Child rapist given ‘good benefit’ for guilty plea

‘Sometimes these events happen when there are emotionally fraught circumstances.’

Published a story 28th Jan 2020 8:30 PM

‘I’ve never seen a kangaroo actually chase a car, but apparently in some circumstances they must.’

Best excuses drivers use to avoid a traffic fine

‘I’ve never seen a kangaroo actually chase a car, but apparently in some circumstances they must.’

Published a story 28th Jan 2020 5:54 PM

A father charges with arson over an incident that killed his son is receiving hospital treatment ‘under guard’.

Fatal explosion case to be finalised

A father charges with arson over an incident that killed his son is receiving hospital treatment ‘under guard’.

Published a story 28th Jan 2020 4:50 PM

A recommendation to merge two volunteer-run marine rescue groups has divided opinions

‘Doing the same job’: Future of marine rescue under review

A recommendation to merge two volunteer-run marine rescue groups has divided opinions

Published a story 28th Jan 2020 10:23 AM

The father of two is allowed to drive the recreational bus the family is travelling up the coast on.

Drink-driving mishap halts family holiday

The father of two is allowed to drive the recreational bus the family is travelling up the coast on.

Published a story 27th Jan 2020 6:27 PM

It is alleged the offences occurred in Mackay last last year.

Young man accused of vile conduct against a child

It is alleged the offences occurred in Mackay last last year.

Published a story 27th Jan 2020 5:38 PM

This ‘curious and friendly’ turtle mooches a feed.

Fisherman’s turtle-y awesome encounter

This ‘curious and friendly’ turtle mooches a feed.

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I didn’t always want to be a journalist. In fact, when I was younger my dream was to be an archaeologist – who wouldn’t want to be like Indiana Jones? However, now that I am a journalist, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I love listening to people’s stories and sharing them with others. I’m a Queenslander through and though. Mackay is the furthest south I have ever lived. I’m an only child and I was raised in Airlie Beach. My parents are former boaties; we lived on a 42 foot Catamaran called ‘Sundance’ for a number of years. My parents called me the Sundance Kid for years. I earned my degree at James Cook University in Townsville, and prior to here I lived in Cairns for three-and-a-half years where I was a magazine journalist. I’m a diehard book worm, and still love getting out on the water.