About Lottie Twyford

Lottie Twyford is an early career journalist, most often seen with a long black in hand.

She recently graduated from the ANU with a degree in International Relations and Arts where she developed a passion for all things French - particularly wine.

Having grown up in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, she is soon to call herself an Aussie, although won’t be seen anywhere near a kangaroo.

She loves telling stories, and when not writing, you’ll find her out for a run, or enjoying Canberra’s nightlife with friends.

Want to get in touch? You can reach her at [email protected].

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Can family law ever be friendly? The Kind Lawyers think so
Expert Advice
Separation and divorce can be ugly, devastating and expensive. But there's a movement of Canberra lawyers and professionals who are out to make the point that it doesn't have to be that way. The Kind Lawyers isn’t a law firm. It's a multidisciplinary movement of lawyers, mediators, therapists and academics who simply want to change the conversation about divorce in...
Capital Workplace puts in the HR hard yards to make work culturally safe for all
Expert Advice
Human resources (HR) is one of the elements of work that most of us don't think about until it becomes unavoidable not to. One Indigenous-owned HR and cultural training firm, Capital Workplace, is proving that HR doesn't deserve its bad rap. Instead, co-founders Jo Kamira and Craig Sams say HR is something that, when done well, makes life easier for...
Tax time is back again, proving it really is one of the few certain things in life
Expert Advice
It's tax time! But that doesn't mean it's time to stress. In fact, according to Aero Accounting director and PAQ Group founder Justin Wong, the most important part of your money is how you actually spend your income. How you manage and pay your tax should simply complement this. Justin says the first thing he does when he takes a...
More than a year after devastating hail, what have we learnt about insurance?
Expert Advice
The hailstorm that left a trail of devastation in its wake as it tore through Canberra in January 2020 might have been over in just 15 minutes, but many major commercial property insurance claims have yet to be dealt with. According to Allinsure managing director Peter Chamberlain, there are still clients out there who are unaware their building's roof was...
A 10-week program designed to SPARK women’s interest in the trades
A recent push from Ginninderry's SPARK Training and Employment Program has seen 10 women complete a 10-week course designed to give them exposure to working in the trades or construction sector. Ginninderry's head of community, training and employment, Emma Sckrabei, says the program is designed to introduce women to an industry in which they are currently nationally underrepresented. "In 2006,...
Internship overcomes social isolation for international student
Being an international student can sometimes be an isolating experience, and this was never truer than throughout the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. For University of Canberra student Malsha Kalpage, it was an internship that helped him connect with people he otherwise wouldn't have met. Originally from Sri Lanka, Malsha came to Canberra three years ago in order to pursue his...
A little from every dollar going a long way in the community
A meal and a cold beverage from the local club with family and friends is a Friday night ritual for many Canberrans. Now one local club is allowing you to give back to the community by doing so, without ever paying a cent more than before. Canberra Southern Cross Club's community rewards program commenced in 2015, and was designed to...
Eight things you didn’t know about Independent’s Mark Wolens
Local Leaders
A people person at heart, Canberra’s Mark Wolens is an avid traveller who loves getting away whenever he can. Even though COVID-19 has slowed him down in this regard, he is looking forward to the day when international borders reopen and he can get overseas again. Region Media sits down with Mark to get to know him beyond his professional...
Does zero-alcohol have to mean zero fun?
Local Leaders
During the course of Alan Tse's life, his relationship with alcohol has turned 180 degrees. From a young man immersed in the fast-paced, heavy drinking culture of financial consulting, he's now running a successful business that advocates for alcohol-free drinks to be included in corporate celebrations and life more broadly. "Back then, I thought I was living the dream," he...
What do Canberra, carbon dioxide and shampoo have in common?
It's rare to think of Canberra as the global headquarters of any company, and much less likely to think of it as the headquarters of a business whose product sounds a little bit like something out of a science-fiction novel. But Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) is just that. The company was co-founded in 2007 by Marcus Dawe and John Beever...
Bellelis proves having a baby doesn’t have to mean making a mess
As eco-friendly becomes the new normal, one Kambah business is proving that having a baby doesn't mean having to waste. After all, it's a well-known fact that babies are, well, pretty messy and make a lot of waste. In operation since 2018 as an online store, Bellelis is the brainchild of owner Olga Imbriano who started the store for the...
A game of drones making wildlife tracking easier
After finding herself with a unique problem involving small birds and sore arms, Dr Debbie Saunders had a bright idea that has now turned into a revolutionary piece of technology which has just cracked the global market, including in the US. Wildlife drones were born while the Canberra ecologist was studying movements of the critically endangered swift parrot for her...
Creating space for a whiskey, a chat and a close shave
"I just want a haircut, no fuss, no bother – straight in and straight out," say many men. Or do they? There are plenty of people who say going to the barber is about more than walking out with a clean shave and fresh cut. Truefitt & Hill regional manager John Murphy says they pride themselves on creating an atmosphere...
A furniture franchise that retains its family feel
Local Leaders
When Peter and Gill Bond bought into the growing OZ Design Furniture franchise back in 2002, they knew they wanted to continue to offer Canberrans personable and friendly service that would keep customers coming back for more. The couple now say that after 18 years in the trade, even as the business has grown beyond expectations, OZ Design Furniture Fyshwick...
The Canberra startup changing the world one bottle of milk at a time
It won't come as a surprise to anyone to learn that Canberra is home to some pretty incredible startups. But one of these is actually in possession of some world-first technology that is totally unique. Intrigued? Parts Per Billion Technology (PPB Technology) has a piece of equipment that can accurately test for dangerous levels of substances called proteases in milk....
‘Tradies Tune Ups’ and a caffeine fix brighten a cold Canberra morning
It's fair to say that not many of us are looking forward to the inevitable return of Canberra's icy winter mornings. However, recently local insurance broker Allinsure and Kickstart Espresso teamed up to brighten the morning of Canberrans by offering caffeine fixes in return for a donation to OzHelp. The team from OzHelp, a leading provider of workplace wellbeing programs,...