Ready to be part of the ‘community vibe’

Hello. My name is Kathrine Catanzariti and I am the new journalist at the Eyre Peninsula Tribune.

New face: The Eyre Peninsula Tribune welcomes new journalist, Kathrine Catanzariti

New face: The Eyre Peninsula Tribune welcomes new journalist, Kathrine Catanzariti

Born and raised in Adelaide, I am the eldest daughter of three and come from a half Italian, half Australian family.

I would describe myself as a friendly, down to earth and outgoing person but I am also guilty of being a bit loud and sarcastic.

I did my schooling at St Michael’s College in Henley Beach and then did a Bachelor of Journalism with a sub-major in Event Management at the University of South Australia, which I completed in February.

While this is my first official job as a journalist, I have done work experience at Channel Nine, the Royal Adelaide Show and with Adelady, and I have also worked in Foodland and as a receptionist.

As I move to Cleve, I bring with me my boyfriend, Hayden Norris, previously of Rudall, who has just spent the previous four years in Adelaide working as a personal trainer at Goodlife Health Clubs.

I am looking forward to playing “country netball”, the country sporting clubs have such a community vibe around them and I cannot wait to join up and become a part of that.

While I am enjoying Cleve more and more each day, there are a few things Adelaide has that I will definitely miss.

The most obvious thing I will miss is my family, my parents and my two little sisters, and my two dogs, Jojo, my eight-year-old jack russell, and Mumma, my two-year-old rescued cattle dog, as well as all of my friends.

The other big thing that I will miss is all the food, not just the fast food, and all the restaurants and cafes, but all the home cooking, particularly, my Nonna’s homemade pastas, pizzas and breads.

Overall, I am excited but nervous about this new adventure and look forward to all the great opportunities that will arise in the future as I embark on this new journey into country living.

I’m sure I will bump into you all at some stage over the next few months, please don’t be shy to come up and introduce yourself and say hi.

Moving to Cleve is a bit of a culture shock, I have spent most of my life living just outside of the CBD, so I will have to adjust to the quietness, the radio playing in the streets and the “West Coast Wave”, so apologies if I don’t wave back!

Kathrine Catanzariti

Eyre Peninsula Tribune journalist