Burdekin Local welcomes new journalist

There’s a new journalist in town and she has stories and property on her mind…

Rebecca Harris arrived in town on the weekend after a long trek from Melbourne which involved 14 days quarantine in Cairns, a bus trip to Townsville, and a motor scooter ride to Ayr.

Rebecca fills the position recently vacated by Marina Trajkovich who has been snapped up by Channel Nine in Brisbane.

Coming from Melbourne, a city that boasts the dubious honour of having endured the longest in lockdown in the world, Rebecca realises how fortunate residents of the Burdekin are.

“It feels so strange to be able to walk down the street without a mask or to simply step into a shop. Retail shops, restaurants, and cafes have been closed for so long in Melbourne that we have forgotten what freedom feels like.

Rebecca was attracted to the region by the prospect of warmer weather and the friendly, laid-back nature of living in a rural township.

“Everyone I’ve met has been warm and welcoming – I have even had strangers on the street say ‘hello’, something that doesn’t happen in big cities like Melbourne and Sydney. It is such a refreshing change!”

After settling in, real estate will be the next thing on her agenda.

“I’m keen to buy a house around Ayr or Home Hill. If there is anyone out there selling an affordable house which may need some TLC but has good bones and bags of character, I would love to hear from them.”

Rebecca is enthusiastic about becoming involved in the community and can’t wait to uncover the rich history of the Burdekin and hear the amazing stories we have to tell.

“Everyone’s life journey is unique and there is an interesting story behind each one,” Rebecca says.

“I can’t wait to hear yours.”

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