About Anna Maskus

Anna has lived on the land her entire life - she grew up on her family’s fourth-generation rice farm near Leeton, NSW, and now lives on a grazing property on the edge of Lake Hume near Albury. She will graduate from Charles Sturt University in Wagga in 2022 with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science.

Anna’s favourite things include oat milk iced lattes, putting chilli flakes on literally everything she cooks, and listening to her favourite band The 1975, or Leigh Sales and Annabelle Crabb’s podcast Chat 10 Looks 3.

Although she managed to study completely the wrong degree, Anna has wanted to be a journalist since she was a little girl. In an ideal world, she’d be a freelance journalist living in London, with a home cinema and an abundance of Nigella cookbooks. For now, when she’s not writing, Anna can be found smashing a pub feed with her friends in Wagga.

Have a story idea? Email Anna at [email protected]

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Have you herd? Wagga Zoo’s fallow deer need a new home
The Wagga Zoo and Aviary have started searching for a new home for some of their fallow deer herd. Wagga City Council has put a call out for expressions of interest in caring for the group of five does and one stag. The herd is being re-homed to help the zoo manage their deer population, a process that the staff...
Nine things to do in Wagga this weekend (20 – 22 May)
What's On
There is something for everyone this weekend - dogs, art, theatre, award-winning authors, Indigenous cultural experiences, aeroplane displays, live music, food...  the list goes on. Fitzmaurice Street comes alive once again this weekend as Fitz Fest returns for its second year. Adventurers can head to Narrandera, Holbrook or Temora for a day out or stay local and explore all the...
A travelling nurse returns to her Cootamundra roots
On the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, nurses all over the world are celebrated for the contribution they make to global society. International Nurses Day has been especially noteworthy over the past few years as COVID swept the planet, putting nurses under immense pressure. Closer to home, the pandemic helped one nurse realise the importance of where you live. While...
What’s on in Wagga this weekend (13 – 15 May)
What's On
Whether you like to fill your weekends with athletic action, retail therapy or performance arts, Wagga has something for you. All day every day, biking enthusiasts of all levels can check out the recently launched Multisport Cycling Complex at Pomingalarna Reserve. On Friday Meccanico espresso and wine bar hosts a laidback social networking event for men, Charles Sturt University Theatre Ensemble...
Investigations continue into fatal livestock ‘hit and run’ at Tumorrana
Cootamundra Rural Crime Investigators (RCIs) continue their investigations in Tumorrana after multiple livestock were fatally injured in April. RCIs believe trespassers on the property committed what appears to be a hit-and-run on the 2 - 3 month old black Angus steers. The landholder of the property on the Wee-Jasper Road discovered one steer dead and another injured. Unfortunately, the second animal...
Duo behind Mr. Lawrence set to elevate Wagga’s dining scene
Food & Wine
Jamie Shepley and Luke Kerlin are the duo quietly taking over Wagga's cafe and fine dining scene. The pair behind the popular eatery Mr. Lawrence has just opened an extension of the café, but they haven't stopped there. HIDE Steak & Bar, their debut restaurant, opened on 10 February. Mr Kerlin explained that HIDE aims to showcase the region's best...
Remember Mother’s Day is not happy for everyone
It's Mothers Day again.  No matter how much you love your mum, it can be difficult to look past the haze of flowers and fluffy socks that fill shop windows at this time of year. But for many people, Mother’s Day is not about chocolates and roses. It can be a painful and difficult holiday for those who have lost...
Future looks bright for hybrid vehicles in Wagga, but premium parking for EVs a no-go
Wagga City Council remains switched on to an electric future but is not in a rush to hand over premium city parking to the EV revolution. On Monday a motion to provide designated electric vehicle parking spaces in Wagga's CBD was rejected over concerns that it was premature and would favour the wealthy. Instead, council resolved to receive a report on improving...
Wagga Council’s annual grants still up for grabs, calls for youth-led initiatives
Applications are closing soon for one of the Wagga region's best opportunities to secure funding for community-engaging projects and events. The Annual Grants Program is part of the Council’s Community Strategic Plan 2040, which aims to reinforce Wagga's social network and build upon existing community strengths. Hopeful applicants are eligible to see their share of $202,000 put towards categories of...
Finding rentals in Wagga ‘complete fiction’ for low income earners: Anglicare housing report
Anglicare's latest report has painted a picture of the rental crisis across Australia's rural and regional areas. The Regional Rental Affordability Snapshot 2022 found soaring rent prices, interest rates and housing prices that have pushed almost every person on minimum wage or income support out of the rental market in the Riverina/Murray region. Anglicare describes their Snapshot as a "wake-up...
Mother’s Day: how to celebrate it in Wagga this weekend
The American woman who created Mother’s Day in the early twentieth century, Anna Jarvis, stated it was a day to acknowledge and celebrate “the best mother who ever lived; yours”. There's lots on in Wagga this weekend to celebrate all the remarkable women in our lives, so keep reading if you're stuck for ideas - we've put them all in...
Countdown on for Batemans Bay arts and aquatic centre opening as waterslides get mayoral tick of approval
It will be just over a month until the Batemans Bay community can hit the waterslides at the new multi-million dollar Bay Pavilions arts and aquatic centre but they've already been given the mayoral tick of approval. This week marked the official completion of the $69 million construction project and politicians, user group representatives, community campaigners, former councillors, and council...