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She’s got the smarts, she’s got the smile and she’s one hell of a mum — meet Channel 9’s Kate Collins!

Local girl through and through, Kate Collins grew up in SA and kicked off her media career at Channel 9 seventeen years ago. She landed her dream role as a news anchor in 2011 — and we’ve been lucky enough to have her in our living rooms every weeknight since.

Like most working mums, all balls are up in the air for Kate, and she somehow manages to juggle two busy boys, Harvey (9) and Eddie (5), like an award-winning Fringe artist.

“I love my job and our viewers — and it’s a privilege to share the newsdesk with Brenton Ragless every night. I also love that I can do school drop-off and come home to a chaotic house every night with my husband and boys.”

Lights and cameras aside, Kate’s a down-to-earth family girl who, like us, lives and breathes SA! And because I’ve had a long running girl crush on her, I crashed her change room to find out where this wonder woman loves to eat, shop and play in South Australia.

Over to you, Kate!

Fave place to brunch

Henry + Rose in Keith. They have super friendly staff, and their brekky burger literally brings me back to life on long trips down to the South East.

I also adore my local cafe, SAHA, in Maylands. The owner, Abs, makes a mean almond milk flat white, and their smashed avocado with pomegranate molasses is to-die-for! Oh, and I can’t forget Qahwa in Victor Harbor. It’s such a great place right on the beach, so the kids can play and you can enjoy a coffee while it’s still hot!

Fave region to holiday

We love spending our holidays and precious weekends off either on the Fleurieu Peninsula or in the South East. No matter where we are, my kids are drawn to the sea — so you’ll find us spending days bodyboarding at Victor Harbor or digging in the sand at Robe.

Image Credit :: Jesse Ehlers 

Fave SA labels

Kinney makes great, easy dresses; Acler and Significant Other have the party dresses sorted; and Lexi or Couture+Love+Madness are my go-to for those special occasions.

Fave coffee spots

Cheeky Grin Coffee and Fresco-Bah! When you find a good barista, you never let them go.

Fave thing to do with the kids

Anything outdoors that burns up energy! My boys love hitting the BMX dirt tracks on South Terrace, Challenge Hill at Woodhouse Activity Centre in Piccadilly, and TreeClimb at Kuitpo Forest. So, there you have it — some local gems from one of our local gems!


Kate Collins :: INSTAGRAM


Hayley Pearson

Hayley Pearson

Co-Creator and Writer for Adelady, she still gets goosebumps that she’s combined her creative passion with sharing the best of her stunning home state.

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