About Lottie Twyford

Lottie Twyford is an early career journalist, most often seen with a long black in hand.

She recently graduated from the ANU with a degree in International Relations and Arts where she developed a passion for all things French - particularly wine.

Having grown up in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, she is soon to call herself an Aussie, although won’t be seen anywhere near a kangaroo.

She loves telling stories, and when not writing, you’ll find her out for a run, or enjoying Canberra’s nightlife with friends.

Want to get in touch? You can reach her at [email protected]

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How a multigenerational family made a ‘flower change’ to Yass River
Community
Leaving behind the fast-paced city for life in the country isn't necessarily all about lying around in hammocks, sipping wine and smelling the roses. Although one might imagine recent tree-changer and the new owner of Yass River's Nemori Flower Farm, Pip Gorton, spending more time among flowers than most. Her only regret is not making the move earlier. Pip says...
ACT Government expands travel bubble into regional NSW, South Coast, Snowy Monaro
News
In a welcome economic boost to regional communities after almost two years of disruption, the ACT Government has expanded the border bubble to include the South Coast, Thredbo, Perisher Valley and areas such as Young. The expansion of the border bubble will come into force at midday today. The announcement was made early this morning (16 October) following Thursday night's move...
NSW / ACT border bubble residents now exempt from stay-at-home orders
News
NSW residents who enter the ACT for essential reasons such as work or medical care will no longer be required to complete a declaration and comply with 14-days stay-at-home orders upon returning home. It's an exemption that will largely only affect border bubble residents who already have a standing exemption to enter the ACT without needing to quarantine. The change...
Lead contamination detected at Bungendore, could have implications for proposed and current schools
News
Transport for NSW has identified lead contamination in the current and former rail corridor at Bungendore, near the existing primary school and not far from the proposed site for the new high school. So far, areas where lead levels have been detected include the unofficial car park for the Bungendore Public School on the corner of Majara Street and Kings...
New book and TV drama series reflect on the region’s Black Summer
Community
A locally produced coffee-table book that captures the moments that marked the Black Summer for ACT volunteer firefighters was launched virtually on Sunday, 26 September. It coincided with the release of the ABC TV drama series Fires that has dramatised the events of the summer of 2019-2020. Ablaze: The Long Hot Summer of 2019-2020 is a photo-journal style book comprising more than 400 pages...
Magnitude 5.8 quake in Melbourne shakes Canberra, South East NSW
News
Residents of Canberra, the South Coast, Geelong and Melbourne have had their mornings shaken up by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake at a depth of 10 kilometres. According to Geoscience Australia, the epicentre of the earthquake was near Mansfield in Victoria and it occurred at around 9:15 am. It's believed to be the biggest earthquake in Victoria for a century or...
Now that’s ‘Food for Thought’: free Queanbeyan-Palerang community meal events happening in September
Community
Later this month, free food van events are set to go ahead in small, rural communities around the Queanbeyan-Palerang region. It's a plan that's been put into motion by Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council's Disaster Recovery Hub to engage local residents from small towns such as Gundillion and Nerriga to find out what concerns these communities might have on issues including disaster preparedness...
Montana’s hike comes to a stormy, spiritual end, while Jake’s memory lives on
Community
It was the trek of a lifetime, albeit with a few disruptions, that ended in the most spiritual of ways for Canberra's Montana O'Neill. Montana initially set out to complete New Zealand's 3000km long Te Araroa trail back in January 2020 in memory of his childhood friend, Jake Apps, who passed away at the age of 25 from cystic fibrosis. After...
Can the region’s chronic vet shortage be fixed?
Community
The shortage of vets in Canberra and the surrounding region is no secret. It's a widely publicised issue and one which has received plenty of media attention at different times in the past few years. Recently retired veterinarian Dr Mark Hawker, who remains a partner at Young Veterinary Clinic in regional NSW, says it's become an issue endemic to the...
Eco-friendly living on your own slice of paradise? Yes, please
Property
Imagine waking up to a symphony of birdsong and the salty smell of the ocean. Imagine making your morning coffee as you feel the breeze in your hair, the taste of homegrown fruit, eggs and veggies, and all with a vista of a pristine lake and flowering trees in front of your eyes. While it may sound like something out...
Halimah Kyrgios steps out of brother Nick’s shadows on The Voice Australia
Community
Although her well-known younger brother, tennis bad-boy Nick Kyrgios did make an appearance via Zoom, when Halimah Kyrgios took to The Voice Australia stage, all eyes were on her. Well, given the show's format, where contestants perform their audition 'blind' with the judges' backs to them -  spoiler alert - all eyes were on her after the four judges turned....
Tender accepted for $8.4 million Goulburn Waste Management Centre upgrade
News
Work is expected to begin shortly on the upgrade of Goulburn Waste Management Centre after Goulburn Mulwaree Council recently awarded the tender for the project. The winning tender for the Re-Use Goulburn (RUG) project, which will see the centre modernised, came from Lloyd Group at a cost of $8.44 million. At a recent meeting, councillors agreed on the tender from the...
BentSpoke goes where no brewery has gone before: space
Food & Wine
One small flight for a balloon, one giant leap for beer lovers everywhere. BentSpoke Brewing Co has recently gone where no brewery dared go before – to collect yeast from space to brew the aptly named Astro Beer. The out-of-this-world expedition was all thanks to a partnership between the Canberra brewery and Australian aerospace company SuperSky Engineering, and a National Science...
Turn back the clock and revel in this historic business opportunity
Property
Fancy a walk down a 200-year-long memory lane and beyond, smack bang in the centre of the Southern Highlands? This unique property at 16 Jellore Street in Berrima offers a unique perspective on rural Australian living more than 200 years ago, as well as an incredibly attractive business opportunity for the savvy investor. Unlike much of Sydney and its surrounds, the...
Moruya Preschool well on the way to becoming a true bushfire safe haven
News
During the Black Summer, Moruya Preschool became a small haven for families who felt safer within its walls than at their remote and often isolated homes. Thanks to a $25,000 grant, the preschool is now well on the way to becoming better prepared for any future occurrences of smoke and fires. The major components of the haven project include a...
Support service for new parents on the South Coast to expand
Health & Wellbeing
They say it takes a village to raise a child and for parents in the Eurobodalla Shire, that village is about to get a whole lot bigger. New parents and their bubs will soon have access to renowned early parenting service provider Tresillian Family Care, as the service prepares to roll out in the region. A new Family Care Centre will...
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