Greg Grainger Travel Writers Award
Mr ALISTER HENSKENS ( Ku-ring-gai ) ( 13:23 :26 ): Ku-ring-gai's natural beauty inspires many people, which is why it is such a sought-after place to live. That same bushy beauty inspired Greg Grainger to move from nearby West Pymble to Turramurra some 30 years ago. Greg made a name for himself from the 1960s onwards as a journalist on Sydney radio, later moving on to be an instantly recognisable figure in news reporting on the Seven television network. That passion for the media has never left Greg, so much so that he has spent recent decades bringing into our lounge rooms fantastic nature documentaries from all over the globe. It is fitting that he was recognised recently at the Australian Society of Travel Writers Awards for three works; one filmed at the Dubai World Cup horserace meeting, another filmed on a Queensland outback road trip and the third about world champion free-diver Marina Kazankova and her exploits on the Great Barrier Reef. We congratulate Greg on a fantastic 50-year media career and look forward to seeing more gems through his camera lens.