Entries by Jocelyn Watts

State of Origin and art fans, unite!

See rugby league from a worm’s perspective As fans of State of Origin rugby league matches, we all know how nail-bitingly intense these legendary fixtures can be. But have you ever thought about what the worms on the grounds feel as tens of thousands roar in celebration and despair? Believe it or not, one artist – […]


Vichyssoise: Get the scoop on this French soup

Uncover a deliciously smooth texture of Vichyssoise FRENCH cuisine is known all around the world for its elegance, simplicity, and refinement. And while most of us are familiar with popular dishes like escargots, coq au vin, and macarons, there’s one classic French soup that often gets overlooked – Vichyssoise. This velvety smooth and refreshing soup […]

Welcome Back K’gari: Name Reinstated

K’gari now recognised on maps and travel guides If you have your sights set on a beautiful Australian getaway, we’ve got great news for you. Fraser Island – the world’s largest sand island located along Australia’s east coast – has had its traditional name of K’gari reinstated. It’s a comprehensive acknowledgment of the culture’s history, dating […]

Fraser Coast Films To Create Movie Mecca

Lights, Camera, Action! Fraser Coast Films All Set Thirteen summers from now, how will people remember the Fraser Coast? That’s a question Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour pondered as Australia’s new film company – Fraser Coast Films – was launched at the Hervey Bay Boat Club yesterday, 1 June 2023. “Just as if you want […]

Discover the benefits of ‘Nature Prescriptions’

Study shows ‘Nature prescriptions’ can improve health A dose of the outdoors may be just what the doctor ordered, according to new research from UNSW Sydney. Imagine that your doctor prescribes you a new treatment. It’s pleasant, and you can have as much as you want. Potential side effects include spontaneous euphoria and being in […]

Relax, rejuvenate at Botanic Gardens Open Day

Get set to celebrate Botanic Gardens Day 2023 As garden enthusiasts across Australia and New Zealand gear up for Botanic Gardens Day on Sunday 28 May 2023, the Fraser Coast Council and community groups are preparing for the big day with activities and displays that highlight the role of plants in our lives. If you’re […]

Margaret Olley: Let’s celebrate her 100th year

A tribute to Margaret Olley, an Australian art icon Margaret Olley’s remarkable talent for depicting still life in its full color and vibrancy left an indelible mark on the Australian art world. Her enthusiasm, generosity, and lust for life influenced people from all walks of life to appreciate her unique genius. From collecting eclectic items […]