Historic gem shines again

This article originally appeared in the August 2020 edition of The Sandgate Guide   One of Sandgate’s most famous waterfront homes, Cremorne, has been restored to its former glory. Built around the turn of the nineteenth century by John McCallum, the home was...

Back from the brink

It’s been my great privilege throughout my journalism career, to interview many of our service men and women. This story originally appeared in the August 2019 edition of The Sandgate Guide   For many of our brave men and women in the armed services, their...

Deagon redevelopment off and racing

This story originally appeared in the August 2019 edition of The Sandgate Guide   Planning is on track for a major redevelopment of the Deagon Racecourse with residents encouraged to have their say on the proposed changes. While the site will remain an “equine...

Life over the border

I wrote this opinion piece for the Dubbo Photo News on August 13, 2020 It’s not unusual in this day and age to have family all over the place. I’ve got cousins living everywhere from Dubbo, to New Zealand, to the UAE. I spent more than a year living in London while I...

Lilley’s new MP ready for work

I was delighted to interview Federal Member for Lilley, Anika Wells, shortly after her election. This story originally appeared in the July 2019 edition of The Sandgate Guide   For Anika Wells, the new Federal Member for Lilley, it was the sight of tens of...