About Katrina Condie

A former Rural Press journalist and award-winning Fairfax newspaper editor on the NSW South Coast for more than 25 years, Katrina also has three years’ experience in property marketing with Raine & Horne’s leading principal. She runs her own freelance media and digital marketing business and is a mum to two teenage girls. Katrina’s family enjoys camping, traveling, musical theatre and spending lots of time at the beach.

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Get a foot in the door with affordable land for families at Hamilton Rise
Property
Building the quintessential Aussie dream home on a big block with room for the kids to play and the dog to run around may seem out of reach, but a new village at Yass will soon provide that opportunity for around 500 families. Land in the first stage of Hamilton Rise, a new community at the northern gateway to Yass,...
Write your own story in a fairytale cottage on 100 acres near Braidwood
Property
Nestled among picturesque gardens, this stone and timber cottage could have been lifted straight from the pages of a children's storybook. Sitting on 100 acres at 448 Hereford Hall Road in Braidwood, the secluded home is the perfect place to begin an exciting new chapter in your life. Belle Property Braidwood sales agent Kelly Allen has described the property, fronting 1.2 kilometres...
How to avoid your pampered pets freaking out now lockdown is over
Community
With COVID-19 restrictions now easing in NSW, we're all looking forward to heading back to work, school and dinner dates with friends, but some family members might not be so happy that lockdown is over. Families are being urged to prepare their pampered pets for the changes ahead to avoid fretting and separation anxiety. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson says...
Country kindness project extended to help Crookwell Hospital patients
Community
During hard times, it can be embarrassing to ask for help - especially for proud farming folk who have battled drought, fire and flood for generations. But now, thanks to social media, there's an easy way to seek assistance, whether it's for a leaky water tank, a box of groceries or clothes for the kids. Nic and Rob Foster created...
Budding community leaders to benefit from new Snow Foundation fellowship
Community
Inspirational and passionate community leaders with big ideas can apply for grant funding as part of the Snow Foundation's new Social Entrepreneurs fellowship program. The foundation is marking its 30-year anniversary with the creation of the new fellowships for social change, supported by grant funding of up to $100,000 for the first year, plus a professional wrap-around support program.   CEO Georgina...
After bushfires, floods, a mouse plaque, an earthquake and a pandemic, should we be worried about tsunamis?
News
We've had bushfires, floods, a mouse plague, an earthquake and the global COVID-19 pandemic – should we be worried about a tsunami? New maps released by the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) show evacuation areas along the NSW South Coast in the event of a land-threat tsunami. While the NSW SES says the likelihood of a land-threat tsunami on the...
Wagga Wagga’s abandoned cars will be sold to the highest bidders
News
If you've been on the hunt for a cheap, secondhand car, a cheeky auction bid could see you driving away in a new set of wheels thanks to Wagga Wagga City Council. Council has accumulated 14 vehicles in its impound yard during the past 12 months and the time has come to move them on. A variety of vehicles – ranging...
Moruya Riverlights return to celebrate Sydney Harbour Bridge anniversary
Arts & Culture
Moruya's spectacular Riverlights Festival will return in 2022, with the event to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on 19 March. With a harbour bridge theme, spectators will see illuminated models of the iconic landmark floating down the Moruya River, bringing much-needed joy to local families, as well as attracting visitors to the...
Bronnie Taylor sworn in as NSW Nationals’ first female deputy in a century
News
Nimmitabel's Bronnie Taylor is the first female deputy leader of the NSW National Party in more than a century. A member of the Legislative Council since 2015, the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women said she was honoured to have been appointed to the position. "It’s a huge honour representing a party that is solely dedicated to fighting...
Rural health inquiry hears overstretched Eurobodalla health system puts babies at risk
Health & Wellbeing
Eurobodalla doctor Michael Holland has told the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into rural health that a dangerous shortage of paediatric and maternity services, and a system relying on overstretched and exhausted doctors, poses a risk of neonatal fatalities in the region. The senior clinician and Eurobodalla's only obstetrician addressed the inquiry yesterday (Wednesday 6 October), revealing a "deterioration in the provision of...
Region’s MPs welcome Dominic Perrottet as 46th Premier of NSW
News
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman says newly sworn-in NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet will bring the people of the state "certainty and hope" during an incredibly challenging time. Retiring NSW Minister for Transport and Roads and Member for Bega Andrew Constance, and former NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro have also thrown their support behind the newly elected...
Basketball legend Lucille Bailie embraces laidback coastal community
Community
Former Australian Opals basketballer Lucille Bailie is giving back to the beachside community of Bawley Point that has welcomed her with open arms. Lucille and her family moved to the close-knit coastal hamlet north of Batemans Bay three years ago, and she instantly fell in love with the people, the spectacular beaches and the laidback village lifestyle. The general manager...
Hopes backyard bird count will bring good news as bush recovers from Black Summer
Environment
Following the devastating loss of wildlife during the Black Summer Bushfires, it is hoped this year's Aussie Backyard Bird Count will reveal an increase in bird numbers in south eastern NSW. From 18 - 24 October, BirdLife Australia is asking all Aussies to spend 20 minutes in their backyard or favourite outdoor space, identifying and counting birds before submitting results using...
Capital businesses going green and cutting costs with new commercial solar solutions
Business
From small family operations to large commercial buildings, business owners are embracing the benefits of installing their own power stations. Whether it's a commercial rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system, or battery storage solutions, businesses are harnessing the sun's energy to reduce their carbon footprint and slash operating costs. ActewAGL services the ACT and south-east NSW, including Queanbeyan, Goulburn, the Snowy Mountains, and the...
Eurobodalla Hospital e-petition calls for upgrade to services as pandemic highlights ‘desperate need’
News
The COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown restrictions have highlighted the need for an upgraded Level 4 hospital in the Eurobodalla region, with supporters aiming to attract 20,000 signatures on a new online petition. The ONE New L4 Eurobodalla Hospital Advocates group has launched an e-petition on the NSW Parliamentary website's petitions page calling for immediate improvements to accident and emergency, critical care...
RFS Far South Coast boss John Cullen retires after 40 years of fighting fires
Community
The NSW Rural Fire Service Far South Coast's district manager, Superintendent John Cullen AFSM, has hung up his fire boots after 12 years in the region's top job. John was on the fire line for more than 40 years after he starting out with Imlay Shire Council in 1977. In 2000, he was awarded the Commissioner's Commendation for Service; in 2012, he...
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