Ashleigh Howarth is a passionate journalist who has been working in the media industry for more than 10 years.
She has been the editor of several community newspapers, as well as a senior reporter at a metropolitan daily newspaper, all based in southeast Queensland.
Her favourite stories to write are the ones that lead to positive changes in the community, as well as travel, lifestyle, food and entertainment.
Ashleigh received her Bachelor of Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology.
You can keep up-to-date with Ashleigh on Instagram by following @journo_ash_
The Latest from Ashleigh
Students from Clontarf Beach State School have generously donated more than 1000 food items to the Redcliffe Community Care Network to help feed the needy this Christmas. All the donations will be put into hampers and distributed to people who are homeless, in crisis, or struggling to make ends meet
A new sculpture that pays tribute to Bongaree, the first known Aboriginal person to circumnavigate Australia and contribute to the mapping of the Australian coastline, has been unveiled outside the Bribie Island Seaside Museum **FREE TO READ**
Providing a healthy environment for students to pursue their sporting aspirations and boost their physical and mental wellbeing is important to Bray Park State High School Principal Peter Turner. See the full list of programs the school offers here
Savvy shoppers who love hunting for bargains will find lots of preloved clothing, books, furniture, bric-a-brac and possibly even the kitchen sink when they visit Busy Fingers Op Shop at Bribie Island. Find out more about the store here
Staff from Ray White Woody Point have embraced the Christmas spirit early, buying food and toys that will go to people in need this Christmas. The donations will be given to Redcliffe Community Care Network for hampers to ensure everyone has a merry Christmas. Find out more here
A new community garden that aims to inspire people to grow their own healthy food in an urban environment will call Beachmere home. Located next to the Beachmere Hub, the garden is the result of many years of planning and fundraising. See the pictures here
With more than 180 fresh seafood products on display each day direct from the trawlers and local fishermen, owner Roan Van Graan says summer is the best time of the year to indulge in the bay’s bountiful offerings. Find out what tasty products are in season here
As an auxiliary firefighter, Ron Bowtell is there to serve and protect his community whenever an emergency unfolds on Bribie Island. Whether its a natural disaster, a house fire or a serious accident, he is ready to jump into his uniform and rush to the scene. Find out more about his role here **FREE TO READ**
Staff from Raine and Horne Eatons Hill/Albany Creek are helping to ensure the needy have food to eat and presents to open on Christmas Day by supporting the Redcliffe Community Care Network’s annual Community Christmas Appeal. Find out more about the appeal here.
A not-for-profit organisation that supports people with cancer has set its sights on building an accommodation facility that will be a “comfortable home away from home” for those receiving treatment, with all money raised from its Christmas Appeal going towards construction costs. Find out more here