July 2015

Published a story 1st Jul 2015 10:22 AM

HUNDREDS of mourners have started to arrive at Sunshine Coast Stadium ahead of the public funeral for James Ackerman.

Goodbye Ackers: From a young man to a loving father

HUNDREDS of mourners have started to arrive at Sunshine Coast Stadium ahead of the public funeral for James Ackerman.

June 2015

Published a story 30th Jun 2015 12:28 PM

A MORNING of laundry duties turned into a fascinating home version of the Discovery Channel for a Sunrise Beach woman when she walked outside to discover a huge snake digesting a bat.

WATCH: Huge snake digests bat at Sunshine Coast home

A MORNING of laundry duties turned into a fascinating home version of the Discovery Channel for a Sunrise Beach woman when she walked outside to discover a huge snake digesting a bat.

Published a story 30th Jun 2015 11:27 AM

A GREENPEACE vessel is scheduled to pass the Sunshine Coast this afternoon.

Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior III has sailed by

A GREENPEACE vessel is scheduled to pass the Sunshine Coast this afternoon.

Published a story 30th Jun 2015 8:55 AM

ARE you "this guy"?

Recognise these feet? Your Go Pro might have been found

ARE you "this guy"?

Published a story 29th Jun 2015 9:20 PM

POLICE investigating two firearm related incidents in the Maroochydore area have released a CCTV image of a utility they believe is the get-away vehicle.

Have you seen this ute? Police hunt gun wielding driver

POLICE investigating two firearm related incidents in the Maroochydore area have released a CCTV image of a utility they believe is the get-away vehicle.

Published a story 29th Jun 2015 11:48 AM

LIGHTS flashed and cars lined the side of the road during a four-vehicle collision on the Bruce Highway on Sunday.

Lucky escape for drivers after highway semi trailer crash

LIGHTS flashed and cars lined the side of the road during a four-vehicle collision on the Bruce Highway on Sunday.

Published a story 29th Jun 2015 10:52 AM

SELMA walks through the actions of Martin Luther King Jnr in his fight against inequality, ignorance and hate in the United States.

DVD REVIEW: Selma walks the hard steps of American history

SELMA walks through the actions of Martin Luther King Jnr in his fight against inequality, ignorance and hate in the United States.

Published a story 28th Jun 2015 6:31 AM

GIVING back to others, the Martin family has returned the favour of thousands of generous Coast residents who stood by them in their darkest days.

$30k Give Me Five pool gift keep Sam’s legacy alive

GIVING back to others, the Martin family has returned the favour of thousands of generous Coast residents who stood by them in their darkest days.

Published a story 28th Jun 2015 4:46 AM

A LANDSBOROUGH designer will switch soccer games and mummy duties for one of the world’s most prestigious fashion events in the world this September.

Coast mum dreaming of New York Fashion Week

A LANDSBOROUGH designer will switch soccer games and mummy duties for one of the world’s most prestigious fashion events in the world this September.

Published a story 27th Jun 2015 3:44 PM

ANTI-MUSLIM protesters were the sole voices at a rally against a mosque in the Maroochydore CBD this morning.

'Arrest everyone practising Islam': Anti-mosque protestors

ANTI-MUSLIM protesters were the sole voices at a rally against a mosque in the Maroochydore CBD this morning.

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After completing a journalism degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast, I joined the Sunshine Coast Daily in 2010. As the Daily’s police reporter, the round is unprectible, diverse and challenging, but also exciting and is a dream position for me. In between heading to emergency incidents, I love getting the chance to write about amateur and professional theatre and the arts. I’ve also worked in various community roles at the Caboolture News, Buderim Chronicle and Caloundra Weekly. Having worked in several close-knit communities, I have a passion for getting down to issues at a grassroots level and getting to know the Coast and its people. Also a lover of performing arts, movies, sushi, travel, days spent by the pool and reality television. Phone: (07) 5430 8074 Email: megan.mackander@scnews.com.au