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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Vinnies builds community cohesion as third phase of bushfire funding rolls out
News
From setting up tool libraries to encouraging men's talk tables, the St Vincent de Paul Society remains on the ground assisting bushfire-impacted communities in the Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and Snowy Valley regions. Almost two-and-a-half years after the devastating Black Summer bushfires, the Canberra/Goulburn Vinnies Bushfire Recovery Program is now in its third phase, focusing on building community cohesion, resilience and preparedness....
ARIA-nominated country singer Brad Cox is heading home to Jindabyne
What's On
After a two-year hiatus, Jindabyne born and bred country star Brad Cox is on the road and he's bringing his band home to the Snowy Mountains in May. This is Brad's first full headline tour since the COVID-19 lockdowns, and the first since the release of his ARIA and Golden Guitar-nominated sophomore record My Mind’s Projection in November 2020. Brad will...
Starving flying-foxes lured to toxic Cocos palm fruit as rain destroys native blossom
Community
Starving grey-headed flying foxes are dying in droves after eating the toxic fruit of Cocos palms. Far South Coast residents can do their bit to reduce the number of animals being poisoned by removing the fruit from palm trees in their gardens as soon as the flowers appear. Wildlife Rescue South Coast flying fox coordinator Janine Davies says recent heavy...
Bungendore butcher Sandy Tenkate snags his dream business in Cooma
Business
After 34 years behind the butcher's block, Sandy Tenkate's dream of owning his own business has finally come true. When the opportunity came up to purchase Monaro Meats in Cooma, Sandy jumped at the chance to make the move from Bungendore. After working for 11 years at Bungendore Country Butchery, he and his wife Tafline and their three young children...
Revised Eden Port proposal to welcome world’s largest cruise ships
News
Proposed modifications to the Eden Cruise Wharf could see vessels up to 370 m long and carrying almost 7000 passengers permitted to berth in the port overnight, seven days a week. As the first cruise ships in two years make their way back to Australian shores, consultation will commence this week to transform the Port of Eden into a destination...
Environment in the spotlight as council seeks ideas for Eurobodalla biodiversity strategy
Environment
In an effort to preserve the shire's biodiversity, Eurobodalla residents are being asked which parts of the natural landscape are most important to them. As the human population grows, Eurobodalla Shire Council is seeking input into how the region's natural environment can be preserved and enhanced for the future. Are there opportunities for habitat restoration within urban areas? Should there be...
United front demands action on Eurobodalla child care crisis as pre-schools turn families away
News
Early learning centres and pre-schools across the Eurobodalla are crying out for trained educators with almost 400 children under the age of five on waiting lists for care. Since opening its doors in November 2021, the Sunshine Bay Early Learning Centre has been operating at 50 per cent capacity due to a critical shortage of early childhood educators in the Eurobodalla region. Owner...
Batemans Bay rally: Exhausted southern region nurses to walk out for second time in six weeks
News
Nurses and midwives from the Eurobodalla, Bega Valley and Snowy Monaro regions will walk off the job and converge on Batemans Bay tomorrow (Thursday 31 March) as part of a state-wide plea for improved nurse-to-patient ratios. Following a rally held in Bega on 15 February, the south coast contingent will join nurses from around 160 branches of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’...
Think your child doesn’t vape? Kids as young as 10 are being lured by ‘cool’ fruity e-cigarettes
Health & Wellbeing
Let's be honest, is the recently launched NSW Health 'Get the Facts' vaping toolkit and awareness campaign really going to make the so-called 'cool' kids think twice about vaping? Probably not. But, it will educate parents, teachers and carers about the hidden dangers of e-cigarettes and hopefully kick-start conversations in the home and classroom about the harmful, long-term effects vaping can have...
Cory set to dive into top job at Bay Pavilions swim school
Community
Swim school enrolments are being taken ahead of the opening of the new Bay Pavilions aquatic, arts and leisure centre in Batemans Bay and Cory Dimmer is ready to dive into the top job. The head of the swim school has been working with Royal Lifesaving to develop the centre's Swim and Survive program at the Eurobodalla Shire Council facility. After...
Quilts sewn with love will bring a world of warmth to bushfire victims
Community
Quilters from around the world will bring some comfort to victims of the Black Summer bushfires. More than 15,000 hand-crafted squares made by quilters in 36 countries have been sewn into 877 quilts, which will be distributed to families in bushfire-affected communities on the South Coast. Shortly after the fires, the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild asked the quilting community to...
Eateries, schools and community to help reduce food waste in the Eurobodalla
News
Hospitality businesses typically throw out about 30 per cent of their purchased food. Now eateries, schools and community groups on the South Coast, now have an opportunity to do their bit to reduce the amount of food waste going into landfill. Free on-site composting, worm farms, bokashi fermentation or bucket collection food waste recycling schemes are on offer for businesses,...
Sprinkler systems to protect endangered Corroboree Frogs from fires in Kosciuszko National Park
Environment
Specially-built enclosures fitted with irrigation systems will help protect critically-endangered Southern Corroboree frogs from bushfires in the Kosciuszko National Park. The frog population in southern New South Wales was significantly impacted by the Black Summer bushfires and a breeding program is expected to boost numbers in the region. One hundred of the bright yellow and black frogs have been reintroduced into...
Investigations continue into source of Goulburn Japanese encephalitis case
Health & Wellbeing
Investigations are continuing into the source of a Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) case in the Goulburn area. Confirmed as the fifth case of JEV in New South Wales, the Goulburn man aged in his 60s was treated in hospital before being discharged and is continuing recovery in a rehabilitation facility. NSW Health is urging the community - particularly those working with pigs or horses...
Mining company remains tight-lipped about Donkey Hill project near Moruya
Environment
Moruya residents are calling for an "open discussion" about potential plans for a gold mine at Donkey Hill, however the mining company exploring the area is remaining tight-lipped. Region Media contacted Andrew Graham, the geological consultant to the private company that holds the exploration licence at Donkey Hill, who declined comment. Matt Perks, whose Wamban Road property overlooks the hill...
Two years on, $50 million bushfire grants announced for Eurobodalla and Bega
News
Almost $50 million will be injected into community projects in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shires more than two years after the Black Summer Bushfires devastated the region. Community-led and council projects in the Eurobodalla will receive $12.7 million, while the Bega Valley will benefit from $35.5 million as part of the Federal Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program....
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