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Ashleigh Howarth

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_



Local News   •   15-7-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Teacher to shine spotlight on performers with new arts challenge

A passionate performing arts teacher who loves to help kids shine on the stage is preparing to launch a new arts challenge which will kick off next year.…

Local News   •   15-7-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Meet the woman changing the mental health sector one brick at a time

Janelle Ford has been recognised for her contributions to the mental health and disability sector by being nominated for several prestigious business awards, 10 months after she started her own business. …

Local News   •   15-7-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

NAIDOC Week a special celebration for Indigenous owned company

One Brendale company that is Indigenous owned and operated celebrated NAIDOC Week with a traditional barbecue. Find out more about this company, and how they are helping Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people gain work here …

Local News   •   14-7-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Charities here to help those in need as temperatures continue to drop

As Moreton Bay braces for more bitterly cold nights, a number of charities and organisations are reminding those who are homeless or doing it a little tough that help is available. Find out where you can access help here …

Local News   •   13-7-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Exclusive: Revamped shopping complex a haven for foodies, artists

Specialty coffee, gelato, pizza, burgers, a wine bar and even a greengrocer are set to open their doors at a new retail hub in Woody Point. See the pictures here …

Local News   •   12-7-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Gallery: NAIDOC Week festivities at Dakabin State School

Students at Dakabin State School are celebrating NAIDOC Week by doing lots of fun things in the classroom, including making their own Indigenous paintings, reading books and playing games. …

Local News   •   11-7-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Gallery: Thousands relive the Middle Ages at Abbey Medieval Festival

Around 30,000 people attended the two-day festival, which featured plenty of sword fights, jousting, oil wrestling, dancing, falconry and even a castle siege.…

Local News   •   11-7-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Classic cars to rev up motoring enthusiasts

Pelican Park in Clontarf will be a wheely great spot to admire lots of classic and muscle cars this month, with Peninsula Motorfest returning on July 23. Find out what's in store at this free event here …

Local News   •   8-7-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Having a ball: Kazal to prove he's Ekka's top dog

Annette Dobson from Albany Creek and her six-year-old Hungarian Wirehead Vizsla named Kazal will be out to impress the judges in a bid to be named Best in Show in the gundog category at this year's Ekka. …

Local News   •   7-7-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Interactive murder mystery to mystify audiences

Theatre goers will need to put their thinking caps on and sharpen their detective skills if they are to figure out who the murderer is in Mousetrap Theatre’s upcoming production, Death in Hollywood.…

Local News   •   5-7-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Recycling scheme expands to include home collection

Avid recyclers no longer need to cart bags, boxes or bins of plastic and glass bottles to their nearest recycling centre for a 10-cent refund, with Containers for Change now offering a home collection service for a number of suburbs across Moreton Bay. Click here to see if your suburb is on the list …

Local News   •   5-7-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Spotlight to shine again on Charles Dickens' classic tale

One of Charles Dickens’ beloved tales is set to delight audiences of all ages this month, with a new show opening at the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre this Friday night. Performed by a cast of 50 actors from Redcliffe Musical Theatre, the performance will feature fun, music, singing and more…

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