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Peter Hall

Peter Hall is one of Queensland's most respected journalists. He's a multi-award-winning reporter and champion for those seeking a greater voice or fairer go. He has been documenting the region for 30 years, holding key roles as Sunshine Coast Bureau Chief for The Courier-Mail and Assistant Editor and Chief Sub-Editor of the State's largest newspaper, The Sunday Mail. Prior to his 16 years with News Corp, he was Sports Editor and Chief-of-Staff at the Sunshine Coast Daily. Delivering exclusive stories with great impact saw Peter win the 2018 Peter Charlton Award for Journalist of the Year at The Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail. He also was a 2019 winner at the Queensland Clarion Awards for journalism excellence for the Podcast investigation Dead Wrong that proved an ³accidental death¹¹' was murder and forced a new inquest in a Queensland legal first. He won another Clarion, as well as a News Media Award (incorporating Australia, NZ and the Asia Pacific), in 2018 for the campaign Save Our Schoolkids (S.O.S.), which led to the State Government introducing and funding free swim and surf safety lessons for primary students. ³Hally¹¹', as he is known to his friends, is passionate about the region, its unbeatable lifestyle, stunning landscapes and inspiring people. When he's not chasing stories, he loves surfing, rowing surfboats with his veteran Dicky Beach crew, The Flashbacks, playing cricket with any team desperate enough to take him, cheering on basketball teams from the Caloundra Heat and Sunshine Coast Phoenix and taking his untameable labrador to the beach. He is excited about his role as Editor of and promises the INDEPENDENT and FREE news, sport and lifestyle website will inform, connect and engage readers and fairly examine the issues that matter most to our community.

Croc Hunter’s ‘apprentice’ saves precious wildlife

Sunshine Coast wildlife expert Brian Coulter is using the extreme skills gained with More

100-foot tree ‘snapped like toothpick’ in wild storm

The severe thunderstorm that hit the Sunshine Coast late Saturday snapped a towering, More

New tourism boss from the land of smiles

The Sunshine Coast's new tourism boss should know a thing or two about More

Multimillion-dollar property snapped up for $1

This would have to be the ultimate dollar dazzler! Two highset buildings with panoramic More

Test fail: Teachers ‘paid double’ in QCAA blunder

While many Year 12 students excelled in external exams marked by the Queensland More

Udder genius: Fresh milk that lasts for 60 days

A Sunshine Coast company that has invented world-first technology it believes will revolutionise More

Sea eagle vs sea snake: A soaring encounter with an unlikely outcome

Why sit on the couch watching nature documentaries on TV when you can More

Judge slams door on 17-bedroom ‘hostel’ in ‘burbs

The owner of a 17-bedroom, 17-bathroom mansion alleged to have been operating as More

Beer and cider festival attracts 5000 fans

Organisers are ecstatic with the success of the GABS Festival Summer Tour event More

Male driver charged over death of pedestrian

Forensic Crash Unit investigators have charged a man following a fatal traffic incident More

‘Enough with the time-thieving feedback requests’

Is anyone else ready to roar at the next company seeking feedback for More

The genius decision that saved man’s life in sea ordeal

The man who sparked a massive water search off Bribie Island after a More

Surf rescues surge during bumper festive break

There were 60 surf rescues on the Sunshine Coast over the holiday long More

Construction to start on new $75m school

Construction of a $75 million new primary school in fast-growing Aura will soon More

Hit the beach or do the mowing before rain looms

It's time to hit the beach or get the mowing and washing done More

World-class wave park proposal for Moby Vic’s

An application to build a world-class wave park at Glass House Mountains has More

Alex unit hits $1m — $265k more than neighbour

An Alexandra Headland ground floor apartment with stunning ocean views has been snapped More

Testing surges on Coast but process causes angst

COVID-19 testing has increased on the Sunshine Coast as Sydney’s cluster grows, but More

Coast students rise among State’s best in ATAR

Sunshine Coast students are among the best-performing in the state as eligible year More

Three teens suffer burns after gas bottle ignites

Three teenagers were taken to hospital with burns after a gas bottle ignited More

After $73m in sales, it’s take two in Bokarina Beach

After the success of his Oceanus apartments in red-hot Bokarina Beach, a top More

Virus-infected woman ‘turned away’ from hospital

The infected woman who put Queensland on alert for a new outbreak went More

Meghan and Harry ‘to entertain the world’

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will produce and host podcasts for Spotify's More

Jobs rebounding but rates ‘won’t rise for three years’

The Reserve Bank believes the economic recovery is well under way with employment More

Childcare centres battle gastro outbreaks

Sunshine Coast childcare centres are battling a wave of gastroenteritis cases. The Caloundra area More

Noosa Mayor: ‘Many locals can’t afford to stay here’

Noosa has become so expensive "many locals can’t afford to stay here’’, the More

‘This is a first’, nature’s fury leaves Bribie exposed

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) will conduct an urgent assessment of More

Bribie breach: Powerful seas cut fragile island in two

UPDATE: Fragile Bribie Island has been breached by pounding seas, with waves breaking through More

Noosa Council investigated over ‘toxic waste’

Australia’s greenest council is being investigated for allegedly stockpiling and burning toxic material More

Coast educators praise lift in maths, science rankings

Sunshine Coast educators have welcomed new data that shows Australian students have risen More