Megan Hazlett

Writer, Producer, Researcher, Storyteller


I am a multi-skilled media professional with more than 25 years experience in television production, journalism, and theatre.

I learnt the craft of storytelling over 18 years in television production at Australian Broadcasting Corporation working on factual and short form documentaries.

My favourite subjects are people who are passionate about what they do. Whatever that happens to be. However I am interested in many subjects including social issues, religion, community, and politics.

Helping people share their story is what I love most, it inspires me, and I hope inspires the reader or viewer too.

Hunter & Coastal
An accidental (world) champion

Australia is a great surfing nation with around 2.5 million of us surfing regularly and if you ask any one of them about Newcastle born and bred Mark Richards, they'll tell you he is a legend.

Hunter & Coastal
The Morpeth Experience

There is a lot to discover in Australia's oldest river port, the birthplace of one of our most familiar icons, Arnott's Biscuits. Morpeth has a charm that is both understated and inviting. A thriving, picture-perfect village on the banks of the Hunter River, set against a backdrop of rolling hills and rich flatlands.

Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle
The Fabric of Life

The Foong sisters garments are thoughtful, simple and created with zero waste.

Hunter & Coastal
Delightful Dungog

Whether you are a nature lover, mountain biker, art aficionado, or simply looking for a break from busyness, Dungog offers delights aplenty. Pristine rivers, stunning forests, rolling hills, awesome bike trails, wide verandaed streets, lovingly reimagined historic buildings - all that and more is Dungog, a small country town that sits on the Williams River near the World Heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park.

Hunter & Coastal
New life for an old mining site

Passion is an overused word these days, but it is one that sits well on Austin Breiner. At 81 he is strong, wiry, bursting with enthusiasm and about halfway through a project that will see his 90-acre property at Oakhampton, a former river mine, transformed into a sustainable farm with produce from all over the world.

Hunter Business Review
Women In Business

A special feature profiling local women making significant achievements in business and enriching the fabric of the Hunter community.

Sunny Days
Flying Solo

Feature article exploring the realities of sole parenting.