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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   •   18-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Community gathers in support of our brave Vietnam veterans

More than 100 people gathered at the Cenotaph in Burpengary this morning to pay tribute to the men and women who bravely served, suffered and died in the Vietnam War.…

Local News   •   17-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

‘Karens’ to take over Petrie Hotel for sassy dining fundraiser next month

Don’t expect any friendly pleasantries from the waiters and bar staff at the Petrie Hotel next month, with staff set to unleash their inner ‘Karen’ for one night only. The Petrie Hotel is using this unique dining experience as a way to raise much-needed funds to help sick and injured animals. Find out more here …

Local News   •   17-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Donations desperately needed as number of people seeking help rises

With more people struggling to make ends meet, The Breakfast Club in Redcliffe is seeking donations of non-perishable food items that will help people in need. They are currently serving more than 1000 meals per month to help struggling families and individuals who might otherwise go without …

Local News   •   16-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Women's Shed helps create new friendships and lifelong skills

Ladies who are looking to meet new people and try their hand at a wide range of activities and workshops are being encouraged to join a new social group that has started in Moreton Bay. …

Local News   •   15-8-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Colour Frenzy fun run to have a 'pawsitive' effect on dogs in need

Money raised from the upcoming Colour Frenzy event in North Lakes later this month will be donated to the animal rescue group Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute Rescue of Queensland Inc, also known as SHAMROQ …

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.…

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