New journalist joins The Ob­server team

The Observer - - NEWS - Reach me on­line by email­ing noor.gillani@glad­stone ob­server.com.au or give me a call on 4970 3005.

HI Glad­stone!

My name is Noor.

I am a re­cently grad­u­ated journalist from Bris­bane and the newest ad­di­tion to The Ob­server’s news­room.

My last me­dia ad­ven­ture had me trek to Kal­go­or­lie in Western Aus­tralia, where I de­cided the grit of the Wild West was too much for my frag­ile city-dweller sen­si­bil­i­ties.

Glad­stone has been a re­fresh­ing change.

I am keen to meet the peo­ple of this city who, thus far, have been in­cred­i­bly kind and gen­er­ous.

For in­stance, last night a gen­tle­man left the com­fort of his apart­ment and used his se­cu­rity key­card to help me exit a locked carpark af­ter I forced my­self in, con­vinced it was where I needed to be.

It was not where I needed to be.

I hope to do my bit while I am here and tell as many in­ter­est­ing sto­ries as I can.

When I am not work­ing, you may find me dis­count­gro­cery shop­ping, des­per­ately try­ing to save enough money for a hol­i­day to beau­ti­ful Heron Is­land.

If you do ever see me on the street – no doubt look­ing very lost or stuck in a carpark I am not meant to be in – feel free to say hello.

More im­por­tantly, if you have a story, I’m all ears.

Photo: Matt Tay­lor GLA121018ANNI

REM­I­NISC­ING: Eighty-eight year old cou­ple Gor­don and Joyce Frewen-Lord re­flect on wed­ding pho­tos af­ter cel­e­brat­ing their 66th wed­ding an­niver­sary.

Photo: Matt Tay­lor

NEW FACE: Noor Gillani is a journalist at The Ob­server.

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