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Jenna Johnstone

Multimedia Journalist

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Jenna Johnstone is a qualified Multimedia Journalist. A former staff writer for The Morning Bulletin, Townsville Bulletin, Ayr Advocate & North Queensland Register.

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APN - The Morning Bulletin

The Morning Bulletin
Determined Delepena

COMING back from a knee reconstruction, you would expect boom Capras centre Marco Delapena to be shaky and full of self-doubt. At the very least, show some nerves.

The Morning Bulletin
Ready for test debut

JESS Jonassen is in line to make her Test debut against England after being named in the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars squad for the third consecutive year.

The Morning Bulletin
Griffin lands role with Dolphins

ANTHONY Griffin will cut ties with Central Queensland and cross enemy lines in October to join the Village Motors Redcliffe Dolphins.

The Morning Bulletin
Bailey's Brilliance

WHAT lightweight swingman Briana Bailey lacks in size she makes up for in grit, says Frenchville Sports Club Cyclones coach Chris Muggeridge.

The Morning Bulletin
Day eyes open glory

JASON Day is in the perfect position to become the first Australian to win the British Open since Greg Norman in 1993 after gaining a share of the lead at St Andrews.

The Morning Bulletin
QLD celebrate 17th title

CHELSEA Baker says there was little deceptive magic behind her championship try that helped Queensland secure an historic 17 consecutive State of Origins.

The Morning Bulletin
Skills, Smarts, Spirit

LINCOLN Tighe is ready to hit the ground running as he ramps up his preparations for the Ian Weigh Toyota Rockhampton Pro Am.

The Morning Bulletin
Capras Crisis Continues

THE Rockhampton Leagues Club Central Queensland Capras have hit rock bottom – on and off the field.

The Morning Bulletin
Bright future for league stars

A FASTER, more experienced Harry Grant is prepared to lead Queensland at the Australian under-18 Championships in July.

The Morning Bulletin
Homesick to fully sick

MEET Corbyn Kilday, a dynamic 20-year-old back-rower whom insiders insist has it all, but about whom few outsiders know anything.

The Morning Bulletin
Halls hunts hard earned win

RAJAN Opetaia-Halls’ mission in moving to Gladstone was getting his rugby league career back on track, and he is charging towards that goal.

The Morning Bulletin
Mud, sweat & gears

SHE’S the ‘lipstick leadfoot’ teaching the boys a thing or two about their own game.

The Morning Bulletin
Claws defender confident

SHE’S on the wrong side of 30, but Claws recruit Diane Tummon is the fittest she’s been in years.

The Morning Bulletin
Sisters seek Sully's success

ANGELS’ netball coaches Nat and Simone Hitchcock have an immeasurable desire to win, and they owe it all to their love of netball.

The Morning Bulletin
Rocky's rivals wreak havoc

RED dirt flew, tyres blew and lightning speeds dazed spectators at the International Rally of Queensland three-tiered event.

The Morning Bulletin
Wilson swims into medal zone

MADISON Wilson might just be timing her Rio de Janeiro Olympic run to perfection.

The Morning Bulletin
Capras' coach weilds selection axe

CENTRAL Queensland Capras’ coach Lionel Harbin has injected fresh blood to his starting unit by adding Gladstone-based centre Shaun Collins and Scottish international Corbyn Kilday.

The Morning Bulletin
Capras' attitude lifts

HIS Capras are battered, bruised and battling but coach Lionel Harbin remains optimistic.

The Morning Bulletin
Harbin's new coaching role

FORMER Central Queensland Capras’ coach John Harbin has signed a two-year deal to join Port Vale Football Club as performance coach for the 2015-16 season.

The Morning Bulletin
Cowboy Sam big coup for CQ Capras

NORTH Queensland Cowboys under-20 player Sam Smith has been granted an immediate release to join the Capras for the remainder of the season.

The Morning Bulletin
Powerlifter breaks records

POWERLIFTER Sam Thomasson overcame injury-hit preparations to pick up a silver medal at the IPF RAWClassics Powerlifting World Championships.

The Morning Bulletin
Sherning's ready

IT was a split-second decision that almost certainly changed Michael Sherning’s life.

North Queenslander Series

North Queensland Register
A life full of gold, sport and plenty of groceries

WALTER Thomasson’s story is one of experience and insight, starting as a humble Charters Towers schoolboy and becoming one of the town’s most profi table employers. The well-known entrepreneur has founded and managed many small businesses including a list of local supermarkets.

North Queensland Register
Star a decade in the making

MORE than a decade before he rebranded himself as one of Australia’s best-selling country newcomers, Brad Butcher aspired towards a career in rugby league.

North Queensland Register
Stockman finds his place on high seas

FROM drafting cattle to adding up sales weight fi gures to overseeing safety regulations, managing livestock health and welfare on board livestock vessels comes with a host of responsibilities. For one of the country’s longest serving ship stockmen Barry Gunson, shaping public perception of the livestock industry is all part of a day’s work.

North Queensland Register
Running into athletics history

IT IS one of North Queensland’s greatest trackside tales of training, technique and ultimate triumph. William ‘Billy’ Chaplain, a 17-year old of pioneer farming stock, was a worthwhile investment rising as the fastest male in the regional sprinting ranks.

North Queensland Register
Alice captures the life of a drover

THE image of the drover, a solitary fi gure etched against an unforgiving landscape, embodies qualities of resourcefulness and resilience. A cornerstone of Australia’s character, the drover is a symbol of freedom that has inspired generations.

North Queensland Register
From city boy to cattle exporter

A CITY boy turned cattle export identity, David O’Hare grew up in the suburbs of Sydney, developing his passion for agriculture at the age of 14. “As a very young child I always remember being intrigued about the bush and the northern cattle industry,” he said.

North Queensland Register
Brand settles in sunny North Qld

HONEST, down-to-earth and an Aussie bloke through and through, Adam Brand epitomises the popular country music mantra – three chords and the truth.

North Queensland Register
Val’s life on Etta out west ‘not fancy’

PEOPLE who pack up their lives after 18 years in a small town are often headed to the bigger and busier pastures of sprawling cities to be closer to facilities or family.


North Queensland Register
It's not Christmas without ham

FOR many families there is no Christmas without a leg of ham, and there is no leg of ham without Christmas. But ask any local producer and you’ll find the traditional ham comes in many guises.

North Queensland Register
ProWay helps you through every step with your new yards

PROWAY Livestock Equipment’s aim is simple – to design and build cattle yards, sheep yards and livestock-handling products that make livestock handling more effi cient and safer for clients. By designing cattle yards to use natural stock movements and instincts, ProWay provides a safer and less stressful working environment for both livestock and operator.

North Queensland Register
Court action on BJD quarantine

THE bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) outbreak which rocked the Queensland cattle industry was brought before the Supreme Court of Queensland and Chief Justice Tim Carmody last week. Vanrook and Inkerman Station were represented by Emanate Legal’s Michael Day and Barry Taylor at the hearing.

North Queensland Register
Dirty water won't wash

ACROSS mostly peaceful pastoral lands and farming communities, some very clear and defi ned battle lines are being drawn. The drought-declared Etheridge Shire is ripe for controversy, with the council calling on the state government to step in. Since early April 2014, the small township of Georgetown, 480km north-west of Townsville, has withstood the taste and dirtiness of a rust-coloured water supply.

Katherine Times - 2014
Death In Custody

A NORTHERN Territory Coroner has recommended 24-hour medical staff at NT watchhouses, following an inquest into the death of a 55-year-old Katherine man. Only to be known as Kwementyaye, the wheelchair-bound man was released from custody at 2.30pm on Saturday 22, 2012, and pronounced dead at the Katherine Hospital the following morning at 3.31am.

North Queensland Register - 2014
Say goodbye to those budget blues

STUDENTS, families and pensioners are among those who will shoulder the weight of the Abbott government’s first budget. But not everyone is disappointed, as there is some good news for the nation’s farmers and small business owners.

North Queensland Register - 2014
Anzac spirit alive in Townsville

NORTH Queensland’s oldest war veterans took pride of place at this year’s Anzac Day march, leading the spirited parade along the Strand. Thousands of people braved the overcast conditions for the spectacle of the marching bands, the proud servicemen and the older veterans who played up to the crowd, waving regally from the back of vehicles.


Win News

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Win News

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Townsville Bulletin - 2013
Townsville Cup Feature

WHEN it comes to fashion men are increasingly taking the reins, accessorising to suit their every whim. No longer the sole perogative of the fairer sex, men's fashion and accessories have come a long way in recent years.

Townsville Bulletin - 2013
Wired up for success

Gone are the days of shouting across the office divider; electronic communication is here to stay, but is it all good? Jenna Johnstone investigates. Workplaces all over the world are tapping into instant communication via email, changing forever the way we communicate and opening a world of networking to even the quietest player on the field.

Townsville Bulletin - 2013
Making way for female tradies

Girl power can mean serious competition for apprentices, Jenna Johnstone reports. Trades are traditionally a man's domain but more women are donning hard hats and forging careers in manual labour.

Townsville Bulletin - 2013
Women bring greater diversity into board rooms

New ASX studies are helping Townsville women earn a set at boardroom tables. In par with International Women's Day, corporate Australia has set the record for the number of female directors joining big company boards in 2013.

Ayr Advocate - 2012
Canegrowers commit to sustainable growth

BURDEKIN cane growers are breathing a sigh of relief after Sucrogen reaffirmed their commitment to the Dalbeg region. Sucrogen has confirmed they will continue to maintain infrastructure, in recognition of the importance of regional cane-growing areas to the future sustainable growth of the Burdekin's sugar industry.

Ayr Advocate - 2012
Ross Gambino bids farewell

AFTER six years at the helm of the Burdekin Tourism Association, former president, Ross Gambino has hung up his hat. During a meeting of the association last Monday morning, former long - time Burdekin Shire Councillor, Treena List was elected unopposed to the leadership position.

Ayr Advocate - 2012
Mick Isles Coronial Inquest

THREE years after her husband disappeared in mysterious circumstances, Fiona Isles has found the strength to move forward. Queensland Police Service northern region Assistant Commissioner Clem O'Regan presented Mrs Isles with her husband's National Police Service Medal earlier this week

Ayr Advocate - 2012
Indigenous art arrives in Ayr

AYR'S cultural credentials have received a major boost, with the opening of the new indigenous art gallery in Queen Street. Aboriginal art curator, Aicey Zaro and his wife, Bernice, recently transferred their business from Home Hill to Ayr, in the hope of gaining a larger customer base.

Ayr Advocate - 2012
Approval to cull flying foxes

BURDEKIN fruit growers have been given a boost in their fight against destructive flying foxes. Under the Newman Government this season, fruit growers, particularly lychee and mango growers, will be allowed to cull limited numbers of flying foxes for their crop protection.


Rockhampton Morning Bulletin - 2012
Word from a man of action

Indigenous All Stars captain Johnathan Thurston visited Rockhampton yesterday to promote the FOGS ‘ARTIE’ program. Thurston lectured high school students on the importance of staying in school and achieving their best.

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin - 2012
Jorgenson leads uni charge

RUGBY UNION: University product Lewis Jorgensen is shaping as the man most likely to dent Blackwater’s minor premiership aspirations this weekend. Yet Jorgensen, who has been one of his team’s best players and a front-line general, is aware Blackwater won’t be

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin - 2012
Superb Norths sink Brothers

RUGBY LEAGUE: Eighty minutes of near-perfect football propelled the CQU Norths Chargers to a 38-22 stampede over an ill-disciplined Rockhampton Brothers outfit in their Round 8 Senior League encounter at Victoria Park on Saturday.

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin - 2012
AFL star kicks in

AFL: Look out you local cowboys, Shane Crawford is in town and he means business. He is not your typical underdog, instead the former Hawthorn captain and current co-host of AFL's The Footy Show is ready to bring out his inner country.


JCNN - 2014
Townsville prisons to go up in smoke

A ban on smoking in Queensland Correctional Facilities has local prison guards fearing for their and inmates safety. Union officials say the smoke-free jail plan has inflamed tensions among the state’s inmates of which 80 per cent currently smoke.

JCNN - 2014
Juvenile offenders to be named and shamed

Mundingburra’s Officer-in-charge says new laws will name and shame and force repeat juvenile offenders to take responsibility for their actions. Roaming gangs of teens and children as young as 12 have prompted tough new statewide laws to stamp out criminal behavior.

JCNN - 2014
Dog owner's leads to be tightened

Wandering dogs could be seized and the owners of dogs responsible for serious attacks could be prosecuted as the council looks to get tough on pet owners. Townsville City Council has vowed to put its animal management policies under the microscope when it embarks on a sweeping review of its local laws in coming months.

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