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Currently writing and photographing for the Herbert River Express in Ingham, North Queensland.

Australian Italian Festival (Ingham’s biggest event of the year):

Story about My Kitchen Rules 2016 contestants Luciano and Martino’s visit to Ingham ahead of their appearance at the Australian Italian Festival

Q&A with Cabaret and Broadway performer and award-winner Simone Nicole about her performance with actor and musician Meg Kiddle

Q&A WITH Melbourne-based actor and comedian James Liotta about his performance and MC duties

Q&A with The Australian Tenors Murray Mayday.

Cardwell UFO Festival (The ONLY UFO festival in Australia):

Ingham resident Paul Cauchi recalls the time he spotted two #UFOs near #Ingham in 1985.

Story on the call out for volunteers for the festival.

Preparations for the festival two months before it hit town.

Ingham Show:

A first person piece I wrote about being a front seat passenger in a stunt car show in a ute

Agriculture:
Breaking the mould vital for region’s future – this story looked at Ingham, and the Herbert River and Hinchinbrook regions looking at alternative cropping to sugar cane

EXCLUSIVE: ‘No more age drain’ with NQBE project – My first #exclusive! This story was about the NQBE renewable energy sugar cane factory, with construction set to commence in Ingham next year. It is understood the $640 million project, 100 per cent owned by its shareholders/farmers, will provide electricity to more than 28,000 homes

Defence:
News stories – Art was Jeffery’s life after WWII (Anzac Day 2017 feature) – this story is about a World War Two vet who loved to write poetry and paint in his post war life

Environment:

Queensland rangers sent to Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Track for a conservation project ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda Campaign

Last month a 5.8m 17.5kg scrub python was located at Ingham‘s St Vinnie‘s charity story. This was the second time in four years a snake had slithered it’s way into the store.
I was on hand to capture the release of the snake by local snake handler, Mandi Koch

Food:

My chat with Better Homes and Gardens Australia chef presenter Ed Fast Ed Halmagyi during his time filming a cooking segment in Ingham in August 2017. The episode aired on September 15, 2017.

My chat with Ingham locals Luigi Montagner and Donna Zanotto who featured in the September 15, 2017 episode of Better Homes and Gardens Australia in the cooking segment with chef presenter Ed ‘Fast Ed’ Halmagyi!

Health and fitness:
News stories – Cooking duo hit the right beets in treats – Ingham born and bred sisters Megan Wessel and Carly Chiesa, reopened their FlindersSt cafe The Beet Bar in #Townsville serving up the town with healthy grab-and-go treats

Fluoride:

Councillors set to vote on fluoride issue

Fluoride-free by May & Council takes action to decommission plant

The results are in & Poll reveals 50.7 per cent opposes fluoride

Countdown to F-Day & Fluoride removed from water

Result tight-lipped & Dentist urges council to listen to expert advice

General news:
800 poppies for Anzac Day (Anzac Day feature)

Sport:

Sport – League experience turns into gridiron glory – An Ingham-born teen is taking Gridiron in QLD by storm and he’s only been playing since January!

Let the games begin: Commonwealth Games bid for the North

An Ingham family was torn between two teams when it came to watching the NRL Grand Final as a family at home

An Ingham North Queensland Cowboys fan spent $900 on flights to see Sydney his beloved team play in the NRL Grand Final (published in Herbert River Express)

An Ingham North Queensland Cowboys fan spent $900 on flights to see Sydney his beloved team play in the NRL Grand Final (published in Townsville Bulletin)

Ethan Carbone shines in national school win over NSW (Rugby League)

Ingham teen Jessica Waller competed in the Hughenden Gymnastic Club Junior Invitataional Competition 2017 where she placed first! – piece written after the competition.

Ingham teen Jessica Waller competed in the Hughenden Gymnastic Club Junior Invitataional Competition 2017 where she placed first!  – piece written before the competition.

Queensland State Election 2017:

 
This article was published in Herbert River Express on November 22.
 
#QLDvotes #StateElection2017 #November25 #voting #election2017 #Australianpolitics

My profile on #LNP’s candidate for the #StateElection the, now former MP, #AndrewCripps ahead of the State Election.

 

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