About Hannah Sparks

Hannah Sparks is a regional journalist based in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. She has eight years of experience reporting stories for print and broadcast media including Fairfax Media and ABC Canberra. Home was originally a farm in Devon, UK, where she studied a Bachelor of Journalism. Today, she writes from a wool farm in the Tablelands where she lives with her partner and their many dogs. Hannah is passionate about providing regional communities with a voice and always has time for a cuppa and a yarn.

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ACT and NSW experience scorcher ahead of cool change and rain
News
Residents in the ACT and southern NSW can look forward to a mid-week reprieve from the current heatwave and up to 25 millimetres of rain in parts. Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Neale Fraser said a southerly change will bring cooler temperatures to the south between Wednesday and Friday (27 to 29 January) before it moves to the north and...
See the best Christmas light displays – all 92 of them – in Canberra
Entertainment
Canberra is looking particularly bright this year. And while we can't guide Santa on his sleigh, we can guide you around the best Christmas light displays - all 92 of them - with our interactive map below. If you missed our story on where to see Santa in Canberra, you can read it here. Do you have the biggest Santa or...
Aussie Backyard Bird Count proves ACT swooping season is the worst
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Every year we hear Canberrans cry out in terror as magpie swooping season descends on the capital. Now research by citizen scientists may have proven the attacks are far worse in the ACT than any other state. The pesky Australian magpie has held onto its top spot for the third consecutive year as the ACT’s most commonly sighted bird in...
Gungahlin woman denied the chance to say goodbye to her dying mother
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A Gungahlin woman has been left heartbroken after her request to say goodbye to her dying mother and attend the funeral in Cairns was ignored by the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Sophie Andrews (the name Region Media has given the woman to provide anonymity) was forced to watch her mother's funeral online from her Gungahlin home on Friday, even though she...
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