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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Sabina steps up her forest firefighting skills
Sabina Hughes’s first season as a forest firefighter was one she will never forget, working on the frontline during the NSW South Coast’s devastating Black Summer bushfires. She joined eight Forestry Corporation of NSW firefighters from the Southern Region at the state pre-season training bootcamp earlier this month, where she stepped up her qualifications to become a forest Advanced Firefighter. “I am now equipped with more technical firefighting...
Buyers flock to ultimate rural lifestyle retreat 30 minutes from Canberra
The magnificent Petrichor Farm at 89 Hastings Way in Gundaroo is attracting a huge amount of interest both locally and interstate ahead of its auction on 27 September. With a spectacular designer home, as well as a beautifully restored 1960s cottage and a stunning function centre, this 68-hectare property offers a world of opportunity to live, work and play just...
Post-bushfire plantation recovery fast-tracked
Replanting of the state's softwood timber plantations that were destroyed in the Black Summer bushfires will be fast-tracked as part of a $46 million injection into the NSW forestry industry. Around 35,000 hectares of state-owned plantations, and 10,000 hectares of private plantations, were lost in the South West Slopes region during the past summer's bushfires. Significant damage was also caused...
City buyers escape to Far South Coast in droves
While many of us are suffering COVID-19 fatigue, Far South Coast real estate agents are not. Bermagui agent Julie Rutherford expected a downturn in the property market following the Black Summer bushfires and the onset of COVID-19 restrictions, however the result has been quite the opposite. She predicts demand for homes on the NSW Far South Coast will continue into...
Would you share this luxurious Long Beach duplex?
You could share this opulent duplex at 21 Mary Place Long Beach, or choose live in complete luxury and have the seven bedroom property all to yourself. The custom-built masterpiece spans 477 square metres over three inspiring levels, elevated to take advantage of ocean views from the top to the bottom. LJ Hooker Malua Bay selling agent Peggy McAlister the...
Batemans Bay couple wins $60,000 tropical wedding
Following a devastating start to the year, a Batemans Bay couple has won an incredible $60,000 wedding package in Port Douglas for themselves and 50 guests. After almost losing their home at Jeremadra in the Black Summer bushfires, Jayde Theodore proposed to his partner, Harri Colbert, on 13 June to inject a little sunshine into what had been a tragic...
Old world charm meets contemporary family living at Gundaroo
A clever architect-designed extension has effectively doubled the size - but retained the country charm - of this impressive five-bedroom family home at 25 Morning Street in Gundaroo. Selling agent Christopher Dixon from McGrath North Canberra described the property as one of Gundaroo's finest residences, offering “not only a home of uncompromising quality, but the opportunity to experience a lifestyle...
Snowy views dazzle at Springfield homestead
This magnificent 40-acre property at 518 Kaveneys Road at Jeir, only 30 minutes from Canberra city centre, has really turned on the charm ahead of its spring auction on September 10. Selling agent Mark Johnstone from Ray White Canberra said visitors to last weekend’s open home were “bedazzled” as they soaked in the views over rolling farmland to the snow-capped...
The River Cottage offers a city escape in Granite Town
Cute as a button, The River Cottage at 4 Princes Highway at Moruya - with its picket fence and cast iron lacework verandah trim - is totally Insta-worthy! Built in the 1890s, the ship-lap timber cottage celebrates a significant era in the region’s history, when ‘Granite Town’ was home to a plethora of eager gold, silver and granite miners. It is...