Ashleigh Howarth

Ashleigh Howarth is a passionate journalist who has been working in the media industry for more than 10 years.

She has been the editor of several community newspapers, as well as a senior reporter at a metropolitan daily newspaper, all based in southeast Queensland.

Her favourite stories to write are the ones that lead to positive changes in the community, as well as travel, lifestyle, food and entertainment.

Ashleigh received her Bachelor of Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology.

You can keep up-to-date with Ashleigh on Instagram by following @journo_ash_

The Latest from Ashleigh

Entrepreneur's beverage dream takes flight

Something new and exciting is brewing in Brendale, with Moreton Bay entrepreneur Gary Hagen launching his own line of signature twisted sodas called Bin Juice - a name inspired by the noble ibis. Find out more about Gary's journey and what flavour he plans to launch next here **FREE TO READ**

Artists to bare all for new exhibition

A cheeky exhibition featuring nude artwork will be on display for the first time at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre later this year. The exhibition will bring together different mediums by artists who have captured the human form in all its glory. Find out more here **FREE TO READ**

Step up for myeloma charity walk

Moreton Bay residents are being encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and take to the Woody Point foreshore this Sunday to help raise money and awareness for Myeloma Australia. Find out how to register here

Adorable puppies start Guide Dogs journey

Seven very cute and inquisitive labrador puppies will embark on the first stage of their journey to becoming qualified Guide Dogs this week, moving out of the Guide Dogs Nursery and Training Centre in Bald Hills and being placed with dedicated Puppy Raisers. See the adorable pictures here

Taking steps to improve men’s mental health

Men of all ages and backgrounds are invited to join the new Beachmere Man Walk, which has been designed to help strengthen communities, combat social isolation, and improve men's mental health. Find out more here **FREE TO READ**

Meet the passionate carers saving native wildlife

Thousands of sick, injured and orphaned animals on Bribie Island have been given a second chance at life thanks to caring people like Reyna Watson and Colleen Ogilvie, who volunteer their time with Wildlife Rescue Queensland. Find out more about the organisation here **FREE TO READ**

Emerging artists to shine in solo exhibitions

Tahlia Mitchell from Bribie Island and Marie Shannon from the Sunshine Coast will showcase their collections at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre after being selected as the artists of the month for March and April. Learn more about their unique pieces here. **FREE TO READ**

Planting the seeds for a better future

A remote village in Papua New Guinea has received a helping hand to build raised garden beds thanks to members from Soroptimist International Moreton North Inc (SIMNI). Find out more about the project here

Brisbane folk and jazz star to perform at Bribie

Music lovers will have the chance to enjoy a night of traditional folk music and jazz when Brisbane singer/songwriter Sue Wighton performs at Bribie Island Community Arts Centre next month. Find out what's on her set list here **FREE TO READ**

High tea to celebrate city's incredible women

High tea to celebrate city's incredible women

A number of amazing women who have “gone above and beyond” to raise awareness on a variety of local issues will be recognised for their efforts at the upcoming Be Inspired Forum and Awards hosted by Soroptimist International Moreton North Inc (SIMNI). Find out more about the event here