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The stories you couldn’t get enough of in 2022

The stories you couldn’t get enough of in 2022

Q! News in 2022 was a rollercoaster ride of pride tattoos, man caves and inspirational youth. We loved bringing the Queanbeyan news to your screens and have loads more stories ready to publish in ‘23. Here’s a list of the Top 10 stories in 2022:

10. The one with the tattoos.

We put the call out to see your Queanbeyan tattoos and you guys responded en masse. From sketchy home jobs to huge back pieces, this article has the best Queanbeyan pride tatts you’ve ever seen. One of them even made it into a Betoota Advocate article! 


Read the article here.

9. The one with the bitchy public servant.

This one was written by our editor Bree way back in 2020 but still gets loads of eyeballs. Whether you’re in the public service or know someone who is (so basically everyone) you’re sure to have heard a story just like this one. 

Read it here.

8. Queanbeyan legends to follow on social media.

This was one of our very first articles of 2022, celebrating awesome individuals who express themselves online. From video music directors to Tik Tok influencers and poets, Queanbeyan has a diverse population with so many talents and we love to recognise them all. 

Find out who to follow here.


7. The one with the bare bums. 

Queanbeyan residents love getting their kit off for a good cause and we love admiring them. The Men of Queanbeyan calendar raised much needed funds for the Respite Care for QBN Foundation. Check out all the pics in the link below, you’re sure to know a few familiar faces.. Or bums! 

See all the cute bums here.

6. A trip back to the clubs of the 1990s.

This article made us all nostalgic for Jolly Jugs, Wild CDs and sticky dance floors. A list of ghosts of nightclubs past, taking us back to the days when we wore butterfly clips, nice tops and body glitter. Simpler times. How good was Galaxy though?! 

Unlock forgotten memories here.

5. The passing of a much-loved resident.

The sad news of the passing of Terry O’Callaghan, Queanbeyan’s urban cowboy, shocked Queanbeyan residents and saw an outpouring of love. 

Read the article here.

4. Things you’ll never be judged for.

Queanbeyan residents nodded their way through this article uniting over all things that just make us, us. All the relatable and sneaky things that you only know if you live in Queanbeyan; because obviously everyone parks like that at Dominos/Zambreros, right? 

See the hilarious list here.

3. The one that celebrated the life of Tex.

After the passing of beloved Queanbeyan resident Terry O’Callaghan (otherwise known as ‘Tex’ or ‘The Cowboy’) we caught up with his family to find out more about the man behind the black hat and cowboy boots.

Read his amazing life story here.

2. The glamorous home on Callum Street.

The unbelievable makeover of a humble Callum Street home caught everyone’s attention. How could it not with a pool that runs through the property a phenomenal glass bridge to walk over it?! The stunning design elements of this west Queanbeyan house definitely had the wow factor. 

Read the full story.

And the number one story of 2022 was … the one about the boy from The Solomon Islands. 

Numero Uno was the inspiring story of Joash Tore’eke Molia Taufa’ahau. The much-loved young Queanbeyan man who trekked 1400km of the Australian east coast to raise money for Oz Harvest.

Stay tuned for an upcoming story on Joash’s newest adventure, we could write about him all day, an all-round incredible human: one of Queanbeyan’s best. 

Read about Joash, the 2022 QPRC Young Person of the Year here.

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About the Author: Holly Winchester

Part Jennifer Coolidge, part Jennifer Garner (gaudy and geeky), Holly idolises Dolly Parton and Princess Di and loves NRL. When she's not creating killer content, you’ll find Holly at the Maccas drive thru getting her chai latte fix or buying 1990s memorabilia for the walls of her Googong home. Specialist subject: the Woolies carpark.