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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Revamped National Gallery Art Cases to hit the road again
Arts & Culture
Not all suitcases are gathering dust due to COVID-19 - the National Gallery of Australia's Art Cases is re-packing, revamping and ready to roll through regional Australia. The idea behind the suitcases is that they're filled with works of art that can be held and touched by people of all ages and get into the community through schools, libraries, community...
Moruya dragon boaters put out the call for new members
Moruya's Nature Coast Dragon Boat Club has put out the call for interested locals to give the 2500-year-old sport of dragon boating a go. The club, which was established in 2006, is encouraging anyone above the age of 12 to participate in a free five-week program. New members will get to experience paddling, learn some techniques both on and off...
Greener streets means happier neighbourhoods
Nature strips are often simply afterthoughts when it comes to town planning, but Eurobodalla Shire Council is kicking off a new initiative to change this. Council has put out a call for keen street communities to take part in a verge garden trial which will see them transform their nature strip into a native-plant oasis or shady roadside haven. Council’s...
You’ll call ‘tally ho’ to city life as soon as you see this country cottage
A quaint, circa-1900 weatherboard cottage on 78 acres of rolling pasture and only 15 minutes out of Braidwood will have you calling "tally-ho" to life in the 'burbs. But 269 Tally Ho Road offers so much more. It's well and truly a slice of rural heaven where urban dwellers will forget the hustle and bustle of city life with every breath...
Yallambee Lodge and Snowy River Hostel land reclassified as operational
Snowy Monaro Regional Council has voted to reclassify pieces of land in both Cooma and Berridale on which Yallambee Lodge and the Snowy River Hostel aged care facilities sit. The reclassifying process is necessary for Council to transition the ownership of its aged care facilities to a new specialist provider because the land must be re-classified from community to operational. In...
On the quiet Far South Coast, local poets are fully engrossed
Arts & Culture
A group of dedicated locals on the NSW Far South Coast are encouraging residents to let out their inner Wordsworth, Plath or Yeats. Their efforts have seen several workshops, poetry groups and poetry reading sessions spring up in the past few years, and local poets have performed on stages big and small. According to local editor and poet Kai Jensen,...
Council adds another plank to the Merimbula Boardwalk renewal project
The iconic Merimbula Boardwalk, which takes walkers on a meandering trail around the lake shore through mangrove forests, under canopies of eucalyptus and past thriving oyster farms, is set to get a facelift. Bega Valley Shire Council has put in place a plan which will see the landmark renewed, ensuring it remains a key recreational and nature tourism feature of Merimbula and...
Goulburn and Braidwood youths return from the trek of a lifetime
After more than a year of preparation and training, young people from Goulburn and Braidwood have recently returned from the Northern Territory after completing the Larapinta Trail. The Larapinta Youth Mentoring program has been lauded as a resounding success which taught participants both mental and physical resilience throughout. The group, which comprised eight young people from Goulburn and 11 from...
Nine things to do in the region this week (23-29 July)
What's On
It will be markets galore out in the region this week with the once-a-season Nethercote Produce Markets back to highlight local growers, and the Boorowa Rotary Community Makers and Growers Markets also taking place. Spend the weekend embracing your inner craft superstar in Goulburn with a Creative Winter Wonderland Christmas in July event, or head to Bungendore for a terrarium workshop....
Goulburn Mulwaree Council seeks to stop Jerrara Power project in its tracks
The stoush between Goulburn Mulwaree Council and Jerrara Power continues with council reiterating its opposition to the energy-from-waste project and seeking to halt the issuing of Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs). Jerrara Power has proposed the development of an energy-from-waste facility to be built at Jerrara Road, Bungonia. However, council says it remains in total opposition to all waste-to-energy proposals until the...
Have your say on the management of the Eurobodalla coastline
Eurobodalla Shire Council is on the hunt for people who want to help shape the future management of the region's famously beautiful beaches and coastline. Council is currently in the process of preparing a Coastal Management Program (CMP) and is seeking residents who wish to participate in workshops where their voices and ideas can be heard. The CMP is a mandatory...
Country charm meets the coast in a match made in heaven
Escaping to the coast or the countryside is a dream of many city dwellers who long to escape the hustle and bustle of built-up streets and lines of traffic. Oftentimes, however, the toss-up comes when deciding between a rural or coastal escape. Not so with 10 Sanderling Place, which very much joins the two worlds in perfect, stylish unison. Bella...
Snowy Monaro continues to prioritise complex bushfire recovery
The bushfire recovery effort is still underway in the Snowy Mountains with a variety of local groups banding together to provide much-needed support throughout the region. Whether it is volunteers or motivated local women gaining hands-on experience, it's most definitely a multi-faceted recovery effort. For example, Council’s Women’s Community Connect bushfire recovery initiative recently saw a group of women spending...
Green light given to paid vaccination leave for NSW council staff
Health & Wellbeing
NSW local government staff from several councils across the state have been reminded they are now eligible to take time off to get vaccinated without losing pay or affecting their existing sick leave entitlements. The development is thanks to a special splinter, optional award that was developed in 2020 in a partnership between the union representing council workers, United Services...
Jindabyne cafe to reopen after alleged COVID-19 breaches forced closure
The Market Jindabyne shop and cafe will reopen tomorrow (Saturday, 17 July) after being ordered to close for seven days for allegedly breaching COVID-19 safety regulations. The two cafe owners, a 32-year-old woman and 33-year-old man, were arrested and charged on 30 June for allegedly not wearing fitted face coverings in a retail business. Both were granted conditional bail. In a...
South Pambula residents get better connected to most important resource
A new solar-powered water fill station was installed in June at South Pambula to ensure residents are better connected to water in times of drought or bushfires. It was the combination of last year's drought and the Black Summer bushfires which highlighted a need for better water access in the region. The water fill station is located on Redfern Close...