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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Busy North Head Drive faces five week shutdown for works
If you're a regular commuter along North Head Drive, you're being warned that from Monday 24 May you'll have to find an alternate route and allow for extra transit time. The section from south of the Moruya Airport to the granite quarry will be closed for five weeks while major road rebuilding and safety improvement works are completed. Commuters and...
Prepare your senses for a very special play space for all ages
After its sensory garden was destroyed by bushfires last year, the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden has secured a significant grant to rebuild. The new garden will delight all of the senses, including that of adventure said Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden manager Michael Anlezark. A total of $511 492 has been secured for the garden through the NSW Government's  Everyone Can...
Nine things to do in the region this week (14-20 May)
What's On
From art exhibitions and talks, to a cider festival and simultaneous book readings, there's something happening in every corner of the region this week. Bring your dog as RSPCA Cooma celebrates its 40th birthday, or head to one of the many events at HeadLand Writers Festival in Tathra. You could go along to Bang the 'Dore at Bungendore, or catch...
A hallowed home to call your own in Harden-Murrumburrah
If you've ever fancied yourself as Lord or Lady of a modern manor, then this convent-turned country escape is most definitely for you. Nestled in the quaint rural town of Harden-Murrumburrah, adjacent to the Canberra region and the Riverina, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time as soon as you cast your eyes on The Convent at Vernon Street....
Nine things to do in the region this week (7-13 May)
What's On
Although it will be a wet week for some of the region, hopefully you can still get out and about for Mother's Day. In Yass and Jindabyne, there are plenty of great arty activities going on from watercolour classes to flower crown making. Fancy riding a dirt bike or seeing some monster trucks and stunts? Cooma and Queanbeyan has you...
Time to get creative for Sapphire Coast ART MONTH
Arts & Culture
As festivals and large-scale events begin to wake up from last year's hibernation, ART MONTH Sapphire Coast is preparing for a big return. Ahead of the extravaganza, which is to be held in August, Bega Valley Regional Gallery is asking performers and creatives to discuss their ideas now. Expressions of interests can come from local artists, performers, dancers and musicians....
Honest water advice offered to Bega’s rural residents
More than 600 residents in the Bega Valley Shire who are connected to a water trunk main are being made aware of the problems this can pose. Launched by Bega Valley Shire Council, the #TrunkLife campaign has kicked off by painting an honest picture of the problems trunk mains can pose, and how customers can remedy them. Council’s manager of...
The Sandman creates art to heal from tragedy
Arts & Culture
Like the mythical character said to sprinkle sand in children's eyes, Troy Purple's sand artworks and scribes can seem like something from a dream. So much so that "The Sandman" has been accused of them being fake or photoshopped in the past. But the Far South Coast man's artworks are most definitely real and they are all created in less...
Promising signs as South Coast tourism comes back to life
After the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020, and the ensuing border closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic which all but cut off the region's tourism industry for months, the NSW South Coast was overdue some good news. That good news has now arrived in the form of the latest data from modelling app Spendmapp, which shows Eurobodalla Shire visitors spent...
Batemans Bay aquatic and arts centre project delayed by Suez Canal blockage
The long-awaited and controversial Bateman's Bay aquatic and arts centre has been delayed once again - this time thanks to a maritime melodrama half a world away. Vital elements for the centre's construction were caught in-transit when the Ever Given, a 400-metre container ship, blocked the Suez Canal for a week last month. When the container ship became lodged in...
Nine things to do in the region this week (30 April-6 May)
What's On
Getting out and about in the region has never looked more appealing with so much happening to keep everybody entertained. Are you expanding your horizons when it comes to whiskey and wine? Shaw Wines is offering a premium tasting experience, while Yazzbar in Yass can teach you all about whiskey. Are you looking for a family experience? The new Riverside Park...
Eurobodalla residents invited to reflect and heal after Black Summer
Even as epicormic regrowth has shot up throughout the Eurobodalla Shire, locals are still grieving for the damage done to the environment during the devastating Black Summer of 2019-2020. A free event to be held next month in the calming surrounds of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden invites locals to come together to reflect and heal through a bushwalk, reflective ceremony...
Where you can spot the ‘pink supermoon’ tonight (spoiler alert: everywhere)
Skywatchers rejoice! One of the easiest astronomical events for everyone to enjoy is coming to a sky near you - a  'pink' supermoon. The moon won't actually be pink, but it will be very, very bright. This is because the full moon occurs when the moon is closest to the earth. It's named for the pink phlox, a flower that blooms...
Grant applications now open for community groups to save on their energy costs
Not-for-profit organisations along the South Coast have the opportunity to apply for grants to help reduce their energy costs. A total of $10.2 million in federal funding has been made available for the Powering Communities Program and Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips is encouraging organisations to apply for the grants. Not-for-profit groups such as youth clubs, surf clubs, aged care...
Mogo residents urged to have their say on the town’s future
Mogo business owners and residents are being asked to share what they want to see for the future of the NSW South Coast village as Eurobodalla Shire Council progresses preparation of its Mogo Village Place Activation Plan. Phil Mayberry, who has owned Mogo Nursery for 39 years, said it's extremely important that people get involved with the initiative and let council...
Impact of floods, fire and storms will be felt for a long time in Eurobodalla
The impacts of fire and flood in the Eurobodalla area will be felt for a long time to come with the widespread damage leaving a list of works to be completed. The region's rural road network has been set back an entire decade after the combination of fires, floods and land slips. Council’s director of infrastructure services, Warren Sharpe OAM, said...