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Peter Hall

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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 Sunshinecoastnews.com.au 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.

Wave of activity for $130m surf pool and resort

Cowabunga! Six years after the vision for a world-first Sunshine Coast surf pool More

Bold new chapter for Castle – and there’s a twist!

The owners of Bli Bli’s beloved Sunshine Castle have mapped out a bold More

Look at me now! The natural wonder formed in just six months

In January, a "washover" at Bribie Island chiseled a tiny channel and then, More

Record breakers: intense system brings biggest waves

The East Coast Low that suddenly developed off the Sunshine Coast generated some More

Warning as East Coast Low to deliver a serious blow

The Sunshine Coast is in for a battering as an East Coast Low More

First look at epic waves that will break all day, every day

It's going to be called PerfectSwell® and the waves will look like this More

Approvals down, costs up as industry faces tough times

New home approvals on the Sunshine Coast have fallen by 26 per cent More

‘Truly historic’: the moment that will change our future

The Sunshine Coast has been officially recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in More

Glaring issue: why mansion is back in the public eye

A controversial Sunshine Coast mega-mansion is back in the public glare. The gargantuan beachside More

Eye-watering cost of state’s failed youth remand centre

The State Government's failed attempt to establish a youth remand centre on the More

Ghost from island’s past sparks investigation

The discovery of an unidentified shipwreck on Bribie Island has sparked an investigation More

Walker ‘blasted with concrete’ near path works

A walker was lucky to escape serious harm when he was accidentally blasted More

‘200 jobs’: global firm secures HQ in high-tech CBD

A global software company will establish its Australian headquarters in Maroochydore in a More

‘Double the mystery’: Bribie wreckage may be two vessels

A leading maritime archaeologist has revealed the unknown wreckage uncovered on Bribie Island More

Forecaster’s stark warning of what’s coming this winter

This winter is going to be one for the ages weather-wise, but plenty More

Mystery wreck: wild seas uncover buried secrets

A ghost from Bribie Island's past has emerged after the most severe erosion More

What did ‘cheapest’ home in this hot suburb go for?

The fever surrounding one of the Sunshine Coast's hottest property targets was running More

‘Dangerous’ sinkhole closes road as weather intensifies

A Sunshine Coast thoroughfare has been closed due to the appearance of a More

Clive’s latest wild statement as resort roars back to life

Clive Palmer's Coolum resort is showing signs of roaring back to life. The controversial More

‘Latest miracle’: Lex’s stunning new move

The young triathlete not expected to walk or talk again after a life-threatening More

Iconic trees go as repairs begin at popular beach

One of the Sunshine Coast's most popular beaches is about to lose some More

$1.6 billion pledge could deliver rail to the Coast

A decades-old vision for a rail network connecting the Sunshine Coast with Brisbane More

Our new natural attractions gain official recognition

It's official, the Sunshine Coast has a brand-new coastal crossing - and another More

Show stopper: call to save historic event from the axe

If this battle isn't won, the show may not go on. One of our More

IN PHOTOS: thrills and spills as Coast hosts surfboat titles

Queensland's best crews were in the thick of the action as Dicky Beach More

Why the name of Coast’s newest school is so special

A new Catholic school to be built in the Sunshine Coast’s fastest-growing community More

Autumn blast: forecaster predicts another wild season

It's usually mild, but this autumn will be wild and Australia’s most respected More

Iconic movement backs down on jab mandate

One of the state’s highest profile organisations has backflipped over mandating COVID-19 vaccinations More

‘Everything is unstable’: danger warning for beaches

The Sunshine Coast's treasured beaches have been decimated by a "perfect storm'', with More

Wave of concern as Golden Beach foreshore under siege

Once tranquil Pumicestone Passage "looks like the open ocean" and locals fear waves More