June 2018

Published a story 5th Jun 2018 11:37 AM

Stroking his imaginary hipster beard, a city journo saw an opportunity to mock M'boro on a national scale. Here's what we'd like him to know...

Why town doesn't deserve ignorant city bashing

Stroking his imaginary hipster beard, a city journo saw an opportunity to mock M'boro on a national scale. Here's what we'd like him to know...

May 2018

Published a story 30th May 2018 9:30 AM

LEGISLATION to roll out the controversial Cashless Debit Card in Hervey Bay is set to be introduced to parliament today.

PARLIAMENT: Bill to trial cashless card in Bundy introduced

LEGISLATION to roll out the controversial Cashless Debit Card in Hervey Bay is set to be introduced to parliament today.

Published a story 30th May 2018 8:47 AM

Hinkler MP Keith Pitt and his Canberra colleagues have urged the Parliament to support the card's trial to help break cycle of welfare dependency

Cashless card legislation introduced in parliament

Hinkler MP Keith Pitt and his Canberra colleagues have urged the Parliament to support the card's trial to help break cycle of welfare dependency

Published a story 24th May 2018 5:19 PM

One of the most dangerous times of the year for deadly snakes is upon us as they look for last meals before winter

Wrangler's warning after fatal brown bite

One of the most dangerous times of the year for deadly snakes is upon us as they look for last meals before winter

Published a story 24th May 2018 5:09 PM

Just minutes after he was bitten by an eastern brown snake, former Maryborough man Aaron Bryant was dead

Why we should all learn to apply a pressure bandage

Just minutes after he was bitten by an eastern brown snake, former Maryborough man Aaron Bryant was dead

Published a story 16th May 2018 10:56 AM

Behind the scenes of the no-judgment Fraser Coast bootcamp where kids can roam free and getting fit is just the beginning

Bring your baby to no-judgment bootcamp

Behind the scenes of the no-judgment Fraser Coast bootcamp where kids can roam free and getting fit is just the beginning

Published a story 3rd May 2018 9:20 PM

Former mayor confident 'truth will prevail' ahead of today's Supreme Court ruling

DECISION DAY: Loft speaks out ahead of landmark court ruling

Former mayor confident 'truth will prevail' ahead of today's Supreme Court ruling

Published a story 3rd May 2018 11:21 AM

Supreme Court to deliver judgment just in time for Fraser Coast mayoral by-election

Decision in Loft appeal imminent

Supreme Court to deliver judgment just in time for Fraser Coast mayoral by-election

March 2018

Published a story 19th Mar 2018 10:57 AM

VIDEO: Puppy basher fined $2000 for cruelty

A WOMAN who battered a puppy and screamed she was going to "punch it to death" has been fined $2,000 and ordered to pay court costs.

Published a story 7th Mar 2018 10:55 AM

Just two weeks to go until every Prep student, from all 41 schools, gets their picture in paper

We're for celebrating our preps

Just two weeks to go until every Prep student, from all 41 schools, gets their picture in paper

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Working from Sydney, Jessica specialises in crime/court reporting, filing for APN’s regional mastheads in Northern NSW as well as providing national content for the group. She was previously Chief Reporter at the Fraser Coast Chronicle in Hervey Bay, Queensland where she grew up and trained. Early in her career, she was named Queensland Young Journalist of the Year at the Clarion Awards. More recently, she was finalist at the 2013 Kennedy Awards for Excellence in NSW Journalism in both the Young Journalist and Court Reporter of the Year categories.