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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The Goulburn business proving that everyone has the right to work
Like all parents, Goulburn's Carolyn Roche only wants to see her son succeed. With an intellectual disability and complex needs, her son finished school but Carolyn saw there were few options for him to pursue further training or enter the workplace. So along with her son's long-time therapist, Clare Jones, the duo started their own program: Right to Work. The...
‘Emissions don’t stop at borders’: Tarago residents make a pitch to ACT to oppose NSW incinerator
Impassioned residents strongly opposed to a $600 million waste incinerator planned for 35 km from the ACT's border are calling on the ACT Government to help put a stop to the project. Although the facility would be built in Tarago, they say it's not only a NSW problem as computer modelling and plume potting shows the plume of emissions and...
UPDATED: Chopper crash claims two lives in Snowy Mountains
UPDATED 2:25 pm: A 64-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man from Sydney's northern suburbs have been identified as the victims of a helicopter crash at Kiandra Flats last night (4 April). Monaro Police District Commander Superintendent John Klepczarek said rescuers were confronted with a "horrific scene" when they discovered the wreckage. "It came down heavily. The wreckage is a couple...
New Queanbeyan mural honours town’s past, celebrates bright future
Wander into an otherwise inconspicuous alleyway adjoining the Lowe Street car park in Queanbeyan and you may find something surprising. You'll be met by a huge brightly-coloured, vivid mural painted by local artist Dai Cameron to honour one of the "fathers of Canberra", John Gale. Mr Gale, who died in 1929, was the founder of The Queanbeyan Age – the first newspaper to...
NSW slashes remaining COVID-restrictions, scales back masks and QR codes
The NSW Government is scaling back the use of QR codes and masks as Premier Dominic Perrottet announces a timeline for the end of almost all remaining COVID-19 restrictions. From tomorrow (18 February), dancing and singing will be permitted in hospitality venues such as pubs and clubs, and the remaining two square metre density limit will be scrapped. QR codes...
Queanbeyan family secures permanent residency after seven years of setbacks
"Words are not enough to explain how happy we are. Ecstatic. This has been an uphill climb for more than six years now." This is how Joey Jestingor described his reaction to finding out that he and his family - wife Rezy and children Yzabella, Gabriel and Patricia - had secured permanent residency thanks to a ministerial intervention after years of denied...
Cars bank up as accident disrupts Kings Highway traffic near Braidwood
A two-car crash on the Kings Highway near Braidwood this afternoon (2 January) has left traffic banked up for six kilometres and highway traffic disrupted in both directions. Emergency services are now on the scene of the crash which occurred near Braidwood at Foxs Elbow Road. According to NSW Police, there have not been any fatalities from the incident. READ...
One person dead after two vehicle collision on Monaro Highway
UPDATED 5 pm: NSW Police said one man died at the scene of the collision on the Monaro Highway this afternoon while a woman has been taken to Canberra Hospital. The woman is in a stable condition and suffered only minor injuries. Officers from the Monaro Police District attended the scene of the crash just after 2 pm this afternoon...
As ‘echidna train’ season comes to an end, keep your eyes peeled for puggles
As echidna mating (and echidna train) season comes to an end, Wildcare Queanbeyan is experiencing an increase in calls for assistance for puggles - baby echidnas - who find themselves injured or in the wrong place. With five of these tiny animals already in care, Wildcare is appealing to the public to keep an eye out so that number doesn't...
Council and three-quarters of public submissions oppose Bungendore High School proposal
The highly contested proposal for a high school in Bungendore has once again faced drama, with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and more than three-quarters of public submissions opposing the plan in its current form. A well-publicised saga has seen two local action groups at loggerheads over the plan. While Save Bungendore Park Inc and Bungendore High School Action Group are both in...
How a multigenerational family made a ‘flower change’ to Yass River
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
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
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
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
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
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...