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Jodie Powell

Jodie has extensive experience in print and online media spanning community, regional and metropolitan mastheads, as well as corporate communications.

She believes local newspapers have a crucial role to play in advocating for residents, and supporting local organisations, events, charities and sporting groups, as well as celebrating important milestones in our communities.

A passionate story teller, she prides herself on delivering successful community campaigns to highlight issues of importance to readers.



Business News   •   9-9-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Big ideas a winner

Like many business owners, Karen Lindsay has been forced to adapt during the COVID-19 crisis.…

Local News   •   8-9-2020  •   Jodie Powell

New trees and fences protect koalas

Koalas in Kallangur and Murrumba Downs will benefit from three new sites for tree planting, along with almost a kilometre of new fencing.…

Business News   •   8-9-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Passion paves the way for success

Chelsea Hollis-Neath has come a long way from juggling a three-month-old baby, a toddler and three paper diaries as she and husband Ramon Smith worked to establish their remedial massage business.…

Business News   •   7-9-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Holistic approach a winner

North Lakes homeopath Sarah Kottmann’s commitment to helping others has earnt her a place in the finals of the AusMumpreneur Awards.…

Traffic & Transport   •   7-9-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Fast-tracking Youngs Crossing flood fix

After more than a decade of discussions, Moreton Bay Regional Council has paved the way to fix issues caused by flooding at Youngs Crossing, voting unanimously this week to immediately start community consultation on two proposed upgrade options.…

Jobs   •   7-9-2020  •   Jodie Powell

100 new council jobs for Moreton Bay

More than 100 new jobs will be on offer this financial year as part of a Moreton Bay Regional Council recruitment drive.…

Business News   •   7-9-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Chicken jerky treats a winner

Mallory’s Tocino began as a way to treat friends and family, but it’s grown into a vibrant family business.…

Health & Fitness   •   7-9-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Young at heart sign up for 2020 J2J

James Wyndham is proof you’re never too old to follow your dreams. He’s signed up for this year’s Jetty2Jetty half-marathon, and is the oldest male competitor in the category, at 79 years young.…

Local Stories   •   6-9-2020  •   Jodie Powell

STEM Punks lead the way in real-world problem-solving

A nimble response to the COVID-19 pandemic has earnt Samford mum Fiona Holmstrom a place as a finalist in the AusMumpreneur Awards.…

Local Stories   •   5-9-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Berry successful business goes from strength to strength

First LuvaBerry nailed the war on berry waste, then it conquered freeze-dried berry products. …

Arts & Culture   •   4-9-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Abbey Museum takes camping to the next level

How do you choose to camp? Do you enjoy a 21st century experience or would you prefer to take yourself back 600 years?…

Local News   •   4-9-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Deception Bay couple begin epic journey west

Deception Bay couple Kevin and Leanne Gray hit the road today on the trip of a lifetime. They’re caravanning across Australia in tandem with fellow North Brisbane 4WD Club member Carole Tailor, headed for Perth.…

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