About Karyn Starmer

Karyn Starmer is a second career journalist working freelance in print, radio and online media after completing a Masters in Journalism. Karyn began her working life as a financial markets trader for an international bank but wandered away from Sydney. Now immersed in her local South Coast community, Canberra is a virtual second home and she spends a lot of time on the Kings Highway.

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Preserving a pandemic: The National Library is collecting tomorrow’s history today
Community
COVID-19 is, literally, history in the making. Hand sanitiser, video conferencing and travel restrictions have become part of our daily lives, with only memories of beach holidays to comfort us. We are living our history now, but future generations will want to see what happened to us in 2020 and the National Library of Australia wants to document and preserve...
‘Tough times’: Consumers urged to support local growers
Community
While the smoke has cleared and the rain has finally come, that is not the end of the problems for our farmers. Supply has become a big issue for fruit and vegetable producers. ARC Organics proprietor Claire Stewart said there is simply not enough stock to meet demand at present. "The drought was hitting the supply of fruit and vegetables...
Home-town return added up for engineer turned accountant
Business
If the days of a straight career path, moving from school to uni to work, seem long gone, RSM's Thomas Skeffington's career path is best described as full circle. Growing up in a country town, Thomas went to university in the city and travelled the world but then returned to university and ended up back where he came from. And...
Eurobodalla Recovery Centre is open for those affected by the fires
News
A fully operational Eurobodalla Bushfire Recovery Centre opened in Batemans Bay yesterday. The Recovery Centre, now located at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, is designed as a one-stop-shop for recovery information and services for the community and to expedite government processes. The centre is an official NSW Government Disaster Welfare Assistance Point and immediate assistance with accommodation and relief grants...
Time to take care of our community in a bushfire emergency
Opinion
Karyn Starmer is Region Media's business writer. She and her family live just outside Moruya. With our immediate emergency over, we make our way back home from our evacuation point in town. The sky is a dark yellow and a southerly wind is fanning fires all around. We are safe for now but we will need to remain on alert....
Aspen Medical commences construction on primary healthcare centres
Business
Canberra-based healthcare company Aspen Medical is adding to its growing global primary healthcare clinic network with construction commencing on the first of six world-class primary healthcare centres to be built across the United Arab Emirates. Aspen Medical is a global provider of innovative healthcare solutions across a diverse range of clients in the defence, mining, oil and gas, government and humanitarian...
Canberra’s oldest surviving businesses still going strong
Business
The call went out and the people replied. The Canberra Business Chamber has found the oldest businesses in Canberra, some 90 years old, making it one of the oldest businesses in the country. “We put a call out to Canberrans to help us identify the longest-lasting, oldest firms in town,” Chamber CEO Dr Michael Schaper said. “We were inundated with...
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