About Zoe Cartwright

Zoe is a journalist from the South Coast of NSW.

Born in Batemans Bay, she completed a Bachelor of Public Health with Honours in Wollongong before she landed an unexpected graduate role as a journalist.

She has worked in print media ever since, covering everything from drug busts to CWA meetings and the Black Summer bushfires.

Zoe loves to share stories about people, our environment, and has a knack for bringing data to life.

She loves grappling, surfing and afternoon naps.

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Yoga helps surfer Priscilla Hensler give back rather than give up
Health & Wellbeing
Yoga saved Priscilla Hensler's life, but you might be surprised by her advice for others battling their own demons. "Find a trusted medical professional and follow their advice," she said. "Don’t listen to laymen, don't go to the internet. Be patient and don't be afraid of medication." Priscilla provided many people who grew up in the Eurobodalla in the 1990s...
Power of motherhood drives Bay personal trainer in new direction
Community
It's no secret that babies change everything, but personal trainer Kate Turtiainen didn't expect her firstborn to have such a dramatic impact on her business. Kate is no stranger to hard work. After she finished school, she couch-surfed in Sydney while she got her personal training qualifications before moving home and working four jobs to get a start. A couple...
The highs and lows of life ‘up the river’
Community
Unreliable roads, isolation and patchy reception might not sound like paradise, but Moruya woman Jess Dwyer knows better. She grew up on the Deua River, west of Moruya, and has battled to return home with her sons since the Black Summer bushfires. She remembers the hour-long bus ride to school, with potholes so big the kids would compete to see...
Childhood memories of Pooh’s Corner inspire Canberra filmmaker
Community
Not-so-fond memories of the carsickness that accompanied holiday trips to the coast have inspired Canberra filmmaker Matthew J Thompson’s newest documentary. As a child, Matthew regularly made the trip from Canberra to Ulladulla with his family and there was one high point on the nauseous trip over the Clyde Mountain – Pooh Bear’s Corner. “I’d always get really car sick...
Retiree Mark Dawes reflects on 35 years as a small town cop
Community
Former Senior Constable Mark Dawes had a simple metric for whether or not he was doing a good job. "No one I’ve arrested ever gave me a hard time in the supermarket," he said. "If you’re respectful to people you get respect back." Mr Dawes recently retired after 35 years of service.  His first posting was Camden in the 1980s...
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