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   •   16-9-2023  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Fashion accessories for fur babies

A 12-year-old entrepreneur from Sandstone Point is proving you’re never too young to follow your dreams by launching her business making and selling bandanas and bow ties for dogs. Check them out…

Local News   •   15-9-2023  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Experience Bribie’s beauty at inaugural Nature Festival

A new festival that celebrates Indigenous culture, local artists and the beauty of Bribie Island will be held for the first time this October. Find out what organisers have planned here …

Local News   •   13-9-2023  •   Ashleigh Howarth

All aboard for a day of family fun

The owners at White Ridge Farm in Elimbah have unveiled a new attraction for families to enjoy - a train which departs from its own station and takes riders on a scenic adventure through the farm's bushland. Here's everything you need to know about the farm to help you plan your next visit **FREE TO READ** …

Local News   •   11-9-2023  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Encouraging curious minds through STEM

Students from across Moreton Bay enjoyed two fun-filled days of STEM activities earlier this year after attending the inaugural Science and Technology Challenge, which was hosted at Redcliffe State High School …

Local News   •   9-9-2023  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Game on at U3A Bribie Island

A retired police officer with hundreds of board games at home is helping others learn to play new games by teaching a course at Bribie Island’s University of the Third Age (U3A). Find out more about the class here **FREE TO READ** …

Local News   •   8-9-2023  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Musicians hit all the right notes

Music students from Redcliffe State High School have proved themselves to be amongst the top musicians in the state after coming away with two wins at the Queensland Youth Music Awards …

Local News   •   7-9-2023  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Meet the kite flyers appearing at KiteFest

Dozens of spectacular kits are set to soar high above the skies at Clontarf this September, with the much-loved Redcliffe KiteFest returning for two big days of family fun and live entertainment …

Local News   •   7-9-2023  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Building a good rapport with kindy

Whenever the Dayboro Community Kindergarten needs a helping hand, Brian Whitlow from Dayboro Men's Shed is there. He regularly drops by to help build things and teach the children how to use tools. Find out more…

Local News   •   6-9-2023  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Volunteers help Bribie Island flourish

Close to $100,000 has been given to charities and community organisations across Bribie Island thanks to kind-hearted volunteers from the Wallum Action Group and green thumbs who shop at the Bribie Island Community Nursery. Here's what they have been doing …

Local News   •   4-9-2023  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Curtain to rise on three big shows

Theatre lovers are in for a special treat in the next few months with Redcliffe’s Mousetrap Theatre preparing to bring three big productions to the stage. Here's the details…

Local News   •   2-9-2023  •   Ashleigh Howarth

A seaside paradise for foodies

With waterfront views, gorgeous decor, and a mouth-watering all day brunch menu, Annie Lane on Bribie Island is a popular spot for locals and tourists to sit back, relax, and enjoy a bite to eat …

Local News   •   1-9-2023  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Students bowl over crowds at State Finals

Young bowlers from all over Queensland descended on Moreton Bay recently for some friendly competition as part of this year’s Secondary Schools Cup State Finals. Find out who won here …

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