Julie shows off in Sydney

Julie Hood from Alstonville is off to the Sydney Royal Easter Show in April to represent the region after winning the zone 1 Miss Showgirl crown in Taree last week.

A sparkling personality and broad knowledge of country life has earned Alstonvilles Julie Hood the title of zone 1 Miss Showgirl and a shot at being crowned Sydney Royal Easter Showgirl.

The 23-year-old high school teacher from Newrybar dreamed of being named Miss Alstonville Showgirl since she was a youngster, and after scoring the crown last October, she expected that was as far as she would go. But last week in Taree Julie once again impressed the judges, scoring herself a coveted place in the Royal Easter Showgirl competition in April.

At the zone finals I couldnt stop shaking because I thought the other girls just sounded so much more confident than me when we were asked questions about the issues affecting regional Australia, Julie said. But I was a little bit older than the other girls and probably a bit more mature, and this obviously worked in my favour. When I go to Sydney Ill just try to relax and be myself and enjoy the whole experience.


Community groups rally for homeless

Community groups rally for homeless

Community groups rally for homeless at the Winsome

Art recognises the memory

Art recognises the memory

Gallery plays host to new Art & Dementia Program

Give me Fisherman's Co-op over swanksville any day

Give me Fisherman's Co-op over swanksville any day

hygge is the Danish word for enjoying life's simple pleasures

Local Partners