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Peter Hall

Independent and FREE – 2021 Best Online Publication (Qld Country Press)

Peter Hall


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 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.

Popular Coast highway stop named as ‘exposure site’

A public health alert has been issued for contact tracing locations in Glass More

School vaccination blitz: how Coast responded to call

Pop-up vaccination clinics at Sunshine Coast schools were among the most well-attended in More

Rooftop tennis court must go as judge finds Coast builder defied order

A prominent Sunshine Coast builder will have to remove a tennis court from More

Beach bargains: when land at Moffat was half-price

Believe it or not, there was a time when those trying to sell More

Over 12s targeted in school vaccination blitz

Young people aged 12 and over, considered potential COVID "super spreaders'' due to More

Lex performs her biggest and most uplifting move yet

The young triathlete inspiring a movement revolution as she continues an against-all-odds comeback More

‘Last chance’: residents rally as mass transit vote looms

Thousands of residents have gathered along the foreshore to send a clear message More

Caloundra youth remand centre gathers momentum

The State Government is advancing its proposal to establish a remand centre and More

‘Secret hostel’ owner ordered to pay council costs

A waterfront mansion owner who illegally used the monstrous home as an "accommodation More

Coast urged to lift its game as vaccination hub falls short

A large community vaccination hub that health authorities reopened in a bid to More

Exclusive first look at our world-class surf pool

This is the first look at an Australia-first surf pool that will complete More

Happy Valley haven set to smash beachside records

One of the most amazing and unique beachside properties in the nation is More

Beach Matters plans rally against light rail, trams

The 7000-strong Beach Matters Group is planning a rally to protest the Sunshine More

Tighter restrictions return for six Queensland areas

Tighter restrictions will return to six Queensland areas as the state records more More

Wave of success: how Coast club toppled the giants

One of the Sunshine Coast's less heralded surf life saving clubs has shone More

‘Lectures not working’: USC shifts to new model

The University of the Sunshine Coast has defended a move away from traditional More

What to expect from ‘once-in-a-decade’ storm season

A leading forecaster has warned a once-in-a-decade storm season is about to descend More

Big plans brewing for iconic Coast pub after $5.3m sale

A Western Australian company has secured one of the Sunshine Coast's most historic More

Caloundra MP defends youth remand centre

A letterbox campaign by the Member for Caloundra is urging residents to "forget More

Our snake guru’s new TV show to ‘open with a bang’

A thrilling television series starring the Sunshine Coast’s very own snake guru, Stuart More

Second Coast wave park proposal attracts support

A wave park at Glass House Mountains - the second proposed for the More

Couple given a ‘voice’ at trial of their accused killers

A Sunshine Coast son has shared the words of his murdered parents with More

‘That’s a wrap’: credits roll on Caloundra cinemas

Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra has confirmed that a temporary closure announced in July More

First look at thrilling $130m attraction’s new mega water park

Construction of the Sunshine Coast's first major themed attraction in 32 years will More

Hamptons-style estate smashes property records

A secluded “one-of-a-kind’’ Hamptons-style estate has set a new benchmark for residential property More

Fog and chance of thunder as new season dawns

Spring officially is not due until Wednesday, but Mother Nature doesn't look at More

How #moveforlex could spark a health revolution

A spur-of-the-moment social media campaign that has lifted the spirits of a young More

‘Get ready’: forecaster’s extreme weather prediction

This storm season will be the most ferocious and persistent in recent memory, More

Coast moves fast to turn 2032 Games into gold

A special taskforce will be assembled to capitalise on “the single greatest transformative More

The day an Apple made history at Buderim school

Steve Mansley and Mark Unwin have been reminded of the special bond they More