Covering the Goulburn and Murray valleys

Meet the team that brings you the Country News

Contact the Country News team if you have news tips, photos, videos, letters to the editor or a story to share with the community.

July 19, 2012 11:12am


Geoff AdamsGeoff Adams


Geoff is editor of Country News, the biggest circulating rural paper in northern Victoria.

Geoff has always lived in the country and started his career at the Kyabram Free Press.  

He enjoys his Country News role, which allows him to get out and meet farmers regularly and also to help shape the coverage for the region.

Geoff dabbles in photography (he works on the principle that if you take enough photos you are bound to get a good one) and enjoys bushwalking.

Geoff has held a number of other positions with the Country News sister paper, The Shepparton News, and is currently the assistant editor.  

Phone: 5820 3229



Country News journalist Cathy WalkerCathy Walker

Senior journalist

Cathy escaped metropolitan daily journalism and the Melbourne traffic after more than 25 years at News Limited and The Age, and has also worked for Racing Victoria and the Bloodhorse Breeders Association.

Now she unravels the politics of agriculture and water, meeting the players who make up the agricultural scene. From farmers to researchers to show secretaries and working dog owners, they all have a story to tell.
Cathy has a small flock of stud South Suffolk sheep and hopes to turn it into a bigger one. Until she grows rich on the sheep’s back (well it worked for the squatters) she’ll continue to enjoy her horse pursuits including hunting, and slipping extra equine stories into Country News when Geoff’s away.



Laura GriffinLaura Griffin

Cadet journalist

Laura is a Country News cadet journalist covering issues and opportunities in the various agricultural industries in northern Victoria and southern NSW.

She also writes features for McPherson Media Group.

Laura finished a Media and Communications degree at Melbourne University in July 2011 before a six month editorial internship at, an online magazine about all things French.

She completed shorter placements at ABC radio in Melbourne, Melbourne City Weekly and Crikey.

She loves cooking for friends and family and says her guilty pleasures include spending too much time watching and thinking about sitcoms such as How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, Gossip Girl and New Girl.

Phone: 5820 3256


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