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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   •   13-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Kick your Friday nights into gear with new car show starting at Kallangur

Some of the region’s flashiest cars and bikes will go on display for revheads to admire at a new monthly car show starting up next month. It will feature a wide range of vehicles from classic cars to Hot Rods and American Muscle.…

Local News   •   12-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Dedicated volunteer says goodbye after 15 years and 14,000 hours

A much-loved volunteer who has helped thousands of people during the worst times of their lives has decided to retire. …

Local News   •   11-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Colour Frenzy returns to North Lakes with a big explosion of fun

Hundreds of people will be showered in coloured powder when they take part in the upcoming Colour Frenzy fun run when it returns to Moreton Bay this month. Find out all the details here …

Local News   •   11-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Stockland paves the way for sustainability with recycled road

Tonnes of plastic bags, glass bottles, toner from used print cartridges, reclaimed asphalt and rubber from old tyres have been recycled to create a new 3.9km stretch of road that is currently under construction on the Redcliffe peninsula.…

Local News   •   10-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Every dollar helps as Red Nose faces unprecedented demand for services

Each day, nine babies and young children die suddenly and unexpectedly in Australia – that’s a heartbreaking 3000 little lives lost each year. You can help raise money to support grieving parents by wearing a red nose on Friday…

Local News   •   9-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Encircle calls for more volunteers to assist Adult Literacy Program

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community and help others? If you answered yes, Marian Brooks from Encircle Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre would love to hear from you …

Local News   •   6-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Q&A: Meet the new Neighbourhood Coordinator at Encircle

With more than 20 years’ experience working in the Community Services sector, Chrissie Kelly has a wealth of knowledge on how to help people in need. We spoke to Chrissie to find out more about her, what her goals are for the three neighbourhood centres, and why it is important for people to reach out when life gets tough.…

Local News   •   5-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Educators and youngsters rock their best denim jeans to help sick kids

Blue denim is the best colour to wear today, especially as it helps to raise awareness for sick kids. In celebration of Jeans for Genes Day, educators and children from Story House Early Learning Centre in Deception Bay rocked their favourite pair of jeans and fundraised for the cause. …

Local News   •   4-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Community rallies to support the homeless and disadvantaged

Roughly 350 people attended the 10th annual Reconnect Event at The Breakfast Club in Redcliffe, which was hosted by the Moreton Bay Housing and Homelessness Network. The event aims to shine a light on the challenges being faced by people living with homelessness in Moreton Bay…

Local News   •   4-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Win an unforgettable foodie experience with celebrity chef Alastair McLeod

How would you like to have a delicious meal cooked for you by one of Australia’s most-loved chefs? The team behind the Tastes of Moreton Bay Feastival is giving foodies the chance to choose one of three ultimate feastival experiences with Alastair McLeod. …

Local News   •   3-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Author shares his passion for life, history and nature in new books

He may be 85-years-old, but Clontarf author Richard Lancaster has no plans of putting the pen down yet. Richard will be launching his new books of short stories and poems at a special launch event on Saturday. Find out all the details here …

Local News   •   1-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Free food, haircuts and assistance for those sleeping rough or struggling financially

People who are sleeping rough or struggling financially will have the opportunity to grab a bite to eat, pick up some warm clothing, get a hair cut and connect with a number of vital community services at the 10th annual Reconnect Event on Thursday …

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