May 2020

Published a story 29th May 2020 4:41 PM

It’s true, the <em>Gatton Star </em>will cease to print at the end of next month, but it doesn’t spell the end of local news.

OPINION: Why we are still here to bring you news, stories

It’s true, the Gatton Star will cease to print at the end of next month, but it doesn’t spell the end of local news.

Published a story 29th May 2020 2:08 PM

Crews are on scene of an accident involving a garbage truck and a car.

Crews on scene of garbage truck, car accident

Crews are on scene of an accident involving a garbage truck and a car.

Published a story 29th May 2020 11:11 AM

Target Gatton will become a Kmart shop later next year after Wesfarmers announced it would close stores around the state. Which do you prefer to shop at?

VOTE: Where would you prefer to shop at: Kmart or Target?

Target Gatton will become a Kmart shop later next year after Wesfarmers announced it would close stores around the state. Which do you prefer to shop at?

Published a story 22nd May 2020 1:47 PM

Coronavirus has had an affect not just on our health, but a long-standing tradition - the humble handshake - which for decades, was used to seal a deal.

READER POLL: Should we wave goodbye to the handshake?

Coronavirus has had an affect not just on our health, but a long-standing tradition - the humble handshake - which for decades, was used to seal a deal.

Published a story 21st May 2020 5:08 PM

A major vegetable producer will use x-ray technology to boost its production, detecting insect damage before its too late.

X-ray tech aids insect detection damage in vegetable crops

A major vegetable producer will use x-ray technology to boost its production, detecting insect damage before its too late.

Published a story 17th May 2020 7:49 AM

A driver has done an 'exceptional job' avoiding a highway pedestrian

Driver's quick thinking saved Hwy walker from death: Cops

A driver has done an 'exceptional job' avoiding a highway pedestrian

Published a story 15th May 2020 3:52 PM

This young hairdresser calls herself an “all-rounder” but loves foiling blonde hair and styling for weddings.

WINNER: Hairdresser’s passion cut from personal experience

This young hairdresser calls herself an “all-rounder” but loves foiling blonde hair and styling for weddings.

Published a story 13th May 2020 10:51 AM

We asked who is the best hairdresser, here’s who you voted for

REVEALED: The best hairdresser in our region

We asked who is the best hairdresser, here’s who you voted for

Published a story 8th May 2020 5:26 PM

The region’s best individual mechanic, as voted by you, is looking to expand his business.

Mechanic to expand home-based workshop to Plainland Crossing

The region’s best individual mechanic, as voted by you, is looking to expand his business.

Published a story 8th May 2020 4:08 PM

Each mechanic has their own niche, adding that special something to the Lockyer Valley’s best mechanic business.

WINNER: They don’t just fix cars, they live and breathe them

Each mechanic has their own niche, adding that special something to the Lockyer Valley’s best mechanic business.

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Ali Kuchel is the editor at the Gatton Star, having worked through the ranks as a journalist. Ali’s career has taken her from South Australia to Charleville’s Western Times in outback Queensland, to Gatton, back to South Australia for the Stock Journal and finally returning to Gatton. Her interests include agricultural, rural and equine journalism along with photography.